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How to make spotlight index files shared over AFP

I'm sharing a local folder on a 10.8.5 Mac Mini server via AFP. The share is set to allow a certain user group to write to it. When users in this group place files in the directory, they are owned by ...
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Integrating Active Directory into our Mac Mavericks Open Directory Domain

Help... :) We are adding an Active Directory server to our network, to assist with larger groups and email issues. Problem is, through searching I've found people who say it is easy and others who ...
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Adding 'OSX Server Account' from outside

I've set up an OS X Server, and I'm now trying to make its services available from outside my local network. From inside the LAN, the iCal service works fine when I add an 'OS X Server Account' via ...
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How to add an IP range to Lion server's SMTP whitelist

I run Lion Server (10.7.5) on an old iMac (2.33 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo) and it handles my e-mail for me. I've been having some trouble recently with delays in delivery of e-mail to my server from ...
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Automated mass MAC Address and Serial Number collection with NetBoot or NetRestore

I work in an environment that utilizes OS X Server's NetBoot and NetRestore on a daily basis for preparing Macs for resale. I am working on a new, custom image for a customer that has a special ...
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Why won't this script bind to my server?

I am trying to figure out why this script is not binding client computers to the OD server. It is a firstboot script that is part of a netrestore image that runs at login. It does seem to run ...
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Unable to activate mobile account

I am in a dead end. I am trying to settup mobile account on 10.8 Server, with 10.8 clients. So far, I got my Open Directory seted up server.name.private I created a new user in the Users tab, named ...
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Add an OS X Server Account Fails With No Clear Error

I have basically pure Mac Networks, one production and one test. Both are running 10.9.4 and the servers have the latest Server.app. I used to be able to configure users' access to services by using ...
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OS X Server: Wiki embed youtube video on page

On OS X server using the wiki feature, I want to embed a youtube.com video onto a page. I thought the process would be to switch to HTML coding when making the Wiki Entry and cut and paste the HTML ...
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How to get max speed as FTP server?

We need to allow our clients to download files from our office via FTP. We have FIOS which SpeedTest shows as giving us >90mbps downstream, and >70mbps upstream. We've tried FreeNAS; FTP speeds are ...
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Problems Setting up an OS X Radius Server

I have a Mavericks server running OS X server 3.1.2, and three AirPort Extreme APs. My server is running Open Directory, and we would like to get the Radius service up and running. I've been running ...
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Screen sharing with server fails

I am managing a Mac server cluster and I can do screen sharing from my Mac to the cluster without a fuss. However a colleague of mine receives the following error upon trying to switch on screen ...
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SSH SFTP and Mounting File Shares

Quick question: I know how to mount an SFTP connection in Finder using Transmit, but, at least in my setup, it only mounts the subdirectories in the User's folder (i.e., Desktop, Documents, etc.). ...
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OS X Server network sync issues

I've been running an Open Directory environment for over a year now, and this issue has never, ever stopped plaguing my network. Users constantly have syncing errors, seemingly due to permissions ...
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Better Internet Sharing

I'm using OS X Server as a server and access point using built in Internet Sharing. But it really lacks configuration options, IPv6, DHCP server settings and much more. Is there an alternative or an ...
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Why is the Caching service in status PENDING, waiting for push token and never starts on OS X Server 3 (Mavericks)?

I configured Caching Server (comes with OS X Server 3) straight forward. It never cached anything, although there are about 20 Mac Books (OS X 10.8.5 to 10.9.4) in the same class C network, which is ...
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Apache 2 `UserDir` problem in OS X Mountain Lion (10.8) Server after upgrade from Lion (10.7)

I had a Mac under OS X Lion. I upgrade it to Mountain Lion, and buy the OS X Server software in the AppStore. Since the beginning, I use the Apache version bundled in Mac OS, and it work fine. But ...
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Cascade Software Update Servers in Mavericks Server SSL

I have 2 OS X servers and I want to mirror the software updates from one server to the other. I've changed metaiIndexURL settings on the second server, but it seems to have a problem with the self ...
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How do I add an iframe whitelist to OS X Server 3.1.1

I can't seem to be able to find how to add a whitelist to the Wiki Server on OS X Server 3.1.1 the collabd service. The information is missing from the documentation at ...
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How Can I Trace the Origin of Outbound Spam Mail in Mavericks Server?

My Mavericks Server mail server has been compromised and has been sending reams of Nigerian royalty scam emails out. Where can I find log files which will enable me to track down the IP address these ...
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Building a small network in Apple environment?

I have four Macs I want networked together so files can be shared between them without email. I want it to be a wired network and I also want to be able to access the files on the network away from ...
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Do i need a seperate dedicated machine to run osx server or can i use some features running it from my MBP

We've got 5 desktop devices in our organization which im currently managing using a remote connection client or physically by sitting at each machine. Each change i make such as an update / settings ...
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Unable to use SSL or TLS to access OpenDirectory ldap server

I am unable to connect with my openserver system using SSL/TLS connection. There are no issues communicating without SSL on port 389 and can connect and retrieve directory information without issue. ...
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OS X Server 3.0 - DNS & Server Names

I have two Mac Mini's running Mavericks Server. The hostnames for them are as follows: macsvr01.mydomain.com macsvr02.mydomain.com I want to be able to access macsvr02 by going to ...
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OSX Server.App Mail Server Not Starting

I'm having an issue that I've had before, but I've never come up with a solution. I have a Mac Mail server set up using Server.App, and occasionally the server will just stop working, and when I try ...
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Slapd daemon can't start: TLS init def ctx failed: -1

Yesterday I had to restart my Mac OS X Lion Server and after reboot I observed that I do not have any connection to my LDAPv3 on the localhost as well as no users available in Server application. ...
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After OD Admin is set up, email now signed with wrong certificate

I installed and set up OS X Mavericks server at the weekend. As part of the process, I configured Open Directory and used my "@mac.com" email address in the OD Administrator setup. I now find that ...
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How to properly backup OS X Server (Mavericks)

I've been reading various articles from a Google Search on this topic and it seems there is no clear solution as many debate what works/doesn't work. I'm hoping to get a definitive answer here. I ...
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Can't log in to OSX Server through VNC from Windows

I'm trying to connect to a Mac Mini running OSX Server 10.9. I've managed to use RealVNC to reach the login screen, but when I try to log in using a user I created on the server itself, I get 'error ...
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Location of OSX Lion Mail Server sent mail

I had to restore a mac mini server I use for web and mail hosting. Since the restore was due to a software problem, I had to do from scratch instead of recovering from a disk clone. I copied from the ...
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What is raid-ac protocol on port 2012

Yesterday I made OS X Server, on Mac Mini, for Xcode Continuous Integration. Today, by scanning my local network, I see that this Mac Mini is having port 2012 open with this raid-ac. I googled but ...
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Unable to deploy home folder mobility settings through an Apple MDM server

I have setup the latest Apple MDM server (Mavericks 10.9.2/Server 3.0.3) with Profile Manager and I'm able to push out configuration profiles to test Macs. One of my goals is to push out profiles ...
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What is the meaning of 'no acceptable variant' ERROR message?

I have a Mac mini Server with Mac OS X Server 10.6.8 (Snow Leopard), where I run a WebDAV Server for syncing my OmniFocus (Mac <> iPad). But I don't use the Web-Server itself (only WebDAV). When I ...
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Backing up to an existing Time Machine sparsebundle

I have been using OS X Mavericks Server Time Machine Backup service to backup my laptops. I recently had to move my backup sparsebundles to a new drive. I've reconfigured Time Machine server to point ...
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Microsoft Word file is “being used by 'another user'”

Some MS Word DOCX files, and an occasional Excel XLSX file, appear to be open by another user when opened from a server volume. The error message is "Filename" is being used by "another user". Do you ...
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Mac OS X Server ignores remote HTTP connections, but accepts local ones

I cannot get Mac OS X Server's web server to accept connections from other machines on the same LAN. This is on OS X 10.8.2, running on a Mac mini which originally shipped with Lion Server. I can ...
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The server “serverName” did not accept the certificate

I'm trying to install a profile that I've created on an iPad. I have the Trust Profile for the device installed and verified. The problem arises when trying to enrol the iPad. Below is the output ...
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OS X Server VPN: cannot ping local network

My OS X Server located in my home network. It's using Time Capsule to connect to the Internet. I've setup VPN server there and I was able to successfully connect, but I can't reach the devices in the ...
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Mavericks Open Directory Setup

I am trying to setup the Open Directory server and it keeps failing stating that /etc/openldap/slapd_macosxserver.conf: line 229: invalid path: No such file or directory This is on a newly ...
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How can I configure OS X server to advertise SMB over bonjour?

We have an OS X mac mini server that stores/shares our files and our Time Machine backups (which is why AFP needs to be enabled). We were having issues with AFP and network files being held open ...
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user both exists and doesn't

so I got a really wierd problem on my mac server I have a user that I thought was a open directory user, but it had the wrong UID. I then tried disconnecting the OD server, and try to login with ...
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OS X Server Postfix configuration

I hope this is the right site to ask this question. I have successfully configured OS X server (3.0.2 on mavericks) mail service, but if i edit my /Library/Server/Mail/Config/postfix/main.cf (postfix ...
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Where would I find where an .htaccess file is located and being used on a Mac OS X Lion server that sets Basic Auth on an Apache server?

I've installed some software, namely, a continuous integration (CI) server (Jenkins) on a Mac Mini running Lion Server. The server, by default, runs from port 8080 on local host via the url: ...
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Dropbox + Mac Mini Server = Syncing Issues

In our office, we use Dropbox business as a cloud; All of our files exist on a Mac Mini Server we use inside the office as a local repository for all of our Dropbox files. We then have Dropbox sync ...
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Cannot connect to Mac Mini Server; Finder jumping around

I have a unique issue; while trying to connect to a Mac Mini Server on WiFi with my macbook the server shows up, but when I go to connect to the server Finder jumps the selection up to the top of the ...
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Mavericks Server - nothing enabled, but services still running and logging messages

I have a Mavericks server with ALL services disabled in Server.app in an attempt to figure out what's causing a huge number of log messages. When I check to see what services are running, I see the ...
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Changing OSX Mavericks Server to default to personal website rather than welcome page

I've looked at every option in OSX Server for Mavericks but I don't see anything that allows me to default to my website rather than the "Welcome to Server" page. I have a DNS set up through Godaddy. ...
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How can I generate a batch of profiles and certificates for OS X Server Profile Manager?

I'm using the Profile Manager on OS X Server (Mavericks). I ran a script that imported our ~20 users into Open Directory from CSV. I've configured Radius with EAP-TLS, and have set up 802.1x so that ...
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Can't get folder to inherit permissions on add no matter what I try

This is the Parent Folder: This is a folder I just added to the parent folder: I've been trying for hours to get the permissions on the New Folder to inherit from it's Parent folder. This is ...
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Locked out of OS X Server after switching network (wireless -> wired)

I am completely locked out of my Mac Mini OS X Server (Mavericks) after installing in our server rack. I was able to setup the server just fine on the bench using a wireless connection; was even able ...