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How to fix OD diradmin account?

I am unable to add new accounts nor delete existing accounts in Open Directory despite being authenticated as diradmin. I can change existing user passwords though. Tried rebooting, no change. I ...
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How to deploy Mac OS X 10.6.8 to several clients?

I am working for an Apple Premium Reseller and we are looking for the best way to deploy installations Snow Leopard and newer. Before I started looking into this, we were using the retail version of ...
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Updating and migrating a Mac OSX 10.6.8 server to a new Mac OSX 10.7 server

There is no good instruction on the internet on how to upgrade and migrate a Mac OSX 10.6.8 server to a new Mac OSX 10.7 server (not just updating the 10.6.8, but also migrating). For my employer, I ...
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Mac Mini, users with permissions cannot connect

I have a Mac Mini Server with File Sharing enabled, but when I go to connect any of my users that aren't allowed to "Administer this server" I get a connection failed error. But If I give them Admin ...
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Default permissions for new users in OS X Server

I'm creating mobile users in MT Lion Server through Workgroup Manager 10.8. I've set it up so that when the user logs in to the client machine, the network share point auto mounts. This gives access ...
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HomeSync / Mobile - Settings & keychain missing

I've recently rolled out an Open Directory domain in our office. The domain has been set up so user profiles are synced with the server via HomeSync, so we could use FileVault2 to encrypt the ...
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Restoring OS X Server Data from Time Machine

How does one restore OS X Server data from time machine on another server? I had a Mac mini with OS X Server (Mountain Lion). It had Time Machine backups and this weekend the server experienced a ...
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Why do certain packages fail in NetInstall?

We are using NetInstall to image Macs at work. I build the NetInstall images with System Image Utility, and customize them with the "Add Packages and Post-Install Scripts" workflow item. NetInstall ...
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How to restore servers signed certificates and private keys?

Starting fresh install of OS X Server on myserver.example.com running Mountain Lion after having saved the private key, intermediate and public certificates on another computer. Now I want to ...
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Running Growl without a user logged into a graphical session?

I currently have an OS X server (running 10.8.2) that has irssi installed, and is set up to send Growl notifications to my laptop when I am mentioned or have received a private message on IRC. ...
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How do I fix 'servermgr_certs' error when clicking on ProfileManager in OSX Server Server.app?

When clicking on the Profile Manager service in the side bar in Server.app, I receive an error: An error occurred on the server while processing a command. The error occurred while processing a ...
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How Can I Speed Up The Sending Of Emails from my Mac Mini Server?

I am currently using a Mac Mini Server running OS X Server. The server hosts several Ruby on Rails applications using Phusion Passenger where two of them uses a PostgreSQL database. One of these ...
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How to fix OS X Server mail forwarding to multiple addresses?

Under OS X Server Mountain Lion, we are creating accounts in LDAP via Workgroup Manager. We would like to be able to manage forwarding-only mail accounts from within the GUI (i.e. no editing of the ...
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OS X Server (10.6) Logon crashes

I have a very serious problem. The logon screen crashes everytime I am trying to connect via my user account(other accounts crash as well). I have already recovered a time machine backup from some ...
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Time Machine error in server.app 10.8

I currently have a Mac Mini with 10.8 and server.app 2.2 installed. The server is currently only set up with File Sharing and Time Machine services running. It is handing out network Time Machine ...
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Embedding Web Snippets in Wiki Server and Security Settings

I want to edit the embed security settings in Mountain Lion Server's Wiki Service because with the default settings you can't embed anything on pages, which makes it a lot less useful. We're in a ...
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AirPort Extreme, OS X Server, DHCP and Dynamic DNS

I have a AirPort Extreme and OS X Server (Mountain Lion). On my local network, I have a number of OS X, Windows, Ubuntu and other machines using DHCP to obtain network addresses. Almost all ...
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DHCP server settings not loading

I’m trying to activate a DHCP server using Server.app but all I get is an empty window "Loading…" and a spinning wheel "Getting service state…" which spins forever. All other services seem to run ...
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What differences are there between using the Server.app Time Machine server and simply sharing the attached backup HDD?

I'll get a Mac mini next week and apart from other things, I'd like to use it as a backup server via Time Machine and an external HDD. As I want to be able to access the HDD from remote anyway, I ...
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Mountain Lion on brand new MacBook Air gives warning that it's using Legacy FileVault?

I set up FileVault a month ago on this new machine. Everything seemed to be working fine. But now when I go to System Preferences>Security & Privacy>FileVault when logged into a Mobile ...
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Is it possible to enable Legacy FileVault for a network user?

I am running Mac OS X 10.8 Server with File Sharing and Open Directory providing home directories to network users, so when users log in their home directory is automatically mounted over AFP. Is it ...
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Best way to remotely/offsite backup a Mac Mini file server? [closed]

I'm procuring a Mac Mini 10.8 server for a small workgroup (6 Macs) and want to ensure that the files stored on this server are backed up properly and offsite. Anyone have any recommendations? I've ...
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How to preserve DHCP server settings when migrating from Lion Server to Mountain Lion Server?

I understand that DHCP server features will be "removed" from OS X Server with Mountain Lion and that there will be no way to manage these using the only remaining app for managing server features ...
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Can I update from Lion Server to Mountain Lion Server through Remote Desktop?

I currently have a Lion Server providing DHCP for my network, and access that server exclusively through screen sharing over Apple Remote Desktop. I would like to upgrade from Lion Server to Mountain ...
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Backups using Mac Mini Server & Time Machine

I'm currently trying to set up a fool-proof plan to secure backups of all of our files all the time. What I'm generally thinking is using our Mac Mini Server I can backup our files (3 - 6 iMac's ...
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VPN on demand - does it ever work?

We are running Snow Leopard Server and have setup VPN here and external users can pretty easily connect to it. We want to make it even easier though. The one option that I've spent several hours ...
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Require login to be able to see anything on wiki server?

In addition to having wikis, the wiki server built into OS X Server also allows users to host blogs and personal file storage. By default, it appears that these functions are enabled, even if you are ...
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Can't access Xserve through Aventail SSL VPN with AD authentication

In testing our Aventail SSL VPN with Mac clients we're finding that once connected to the VPN we can't access Xserve shares when authenticating via Active Directory like we normally do on our internal ...
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Offsite backup of Time Capsule

I use the CrashPlan software to run backups of my NAS to an offsite machine. I'd also like to use it for backing up a Time Capsule to the remote machine. How do I do this so I don't impede Time ...
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Can you stream podcasts from the server to the iPad or iPhone?

So we are having a problem right now regarding the Lion Server and streaming podcast. We already did the steps on technical note TS4126 and now we can play the podcasts made from podcast producer on ...
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OSX Server guest within VirtualBox … where do I get the ISO

I'm trying to do things legit and purchased a copy of OSX Server to go along with my OSX install. I am running a MacBook Pro with Mountain Lion... so I'm OK from a hardware perspective. Now I'm ...
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How do I create a read-only access for wiki server?

I would like to create a new user account for the wiki server but with read only access to the content. The admin guide says that it can be done but it doesn't say how! Do you happen to know?
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Postfix confusion: how does mail get sent on Mountain Lion server?

I inherited a Mountain Lion Server system that hosts a PHP web app. Among the things this app does is send email using the php mail() command, which executes the sendmail binary. In addition to ...
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How to keep two Macs in sync? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Completely synchronise multiple Macs I've got a MacBook Pro and a Mac Mini, and I want to keep them in sync: all files and folders, all settings, all everything. ...
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Server balks at reading the web settings

I have a lightly used server that no longer will show me the settings for Web services in the server app. I see the progress spinner when selecting "web" from the list of services - but after a ...
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Cleanup apache config for Lion Server

I have installed Lion Server on my box. (broke my existing VPN setup, and I wanted to play around with it). I had a bunch of stuff already setup in apache (some webdav for omnifocus, ical, etc). ...
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How to disable concurrent user login on Mountain Lion Server?

I just finished (after trying 10 Times) to set up a Mountain Lion Server on a Mac mini. We have only 10 network users with their home directory served from the server and a Drobo 5D. For reasons ...
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OS X Server: Multiple Mobile Homes syncing to a single Network Home Directory?

Looking for validation that Profile Manager in Mountain Lion Server can be used to keep Portable (Mobile) Home Directories on multiple Macs in sync with one Network Home. Users have "main" desktop ...
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HAVP and OS Xserver

I am running OS X server 10.8 ClamXAV is built in. I have installed and am running squidman (Squid proxy server). I'd like to install HAVP and get it up and running. The error I get when I ...
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OS X Server Websites - How can i make mydomain.com, www.mydomain.com to go directly to http://www.mydomain.com/wiki/projects

OS X Server Websites - How can i make mydomain.com, www.mydomain.com to go directly to http://www.mydomain.com/wiki/projects I have wikis setup correctly. I want visitors that come to mydomain.com ...
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In Wiki Server 4 on OS X Server the first page includes four images that link to other pages. How do i add more?

In Wiki Server 4 on OS X Server the first page includes four images that link to other pages. How do i add more? You can click on them to go to another place in wiki server. How do i create more ...
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OS X Server Wiki - unable to download attachments in Chrome

We've been using the wiki (currently running os x mountain lion) for a while now and most people seem to like it. The attachments, however, don't seem to be downloadable or even "quick-view-able" in ...
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How do I backup Mac Server?

It sounds like Time Machine doesn't backup everything on Mac Server: http://derflounder.wordpress.com/2010/03/02/restoring-mac-os-x-server-from-time-machine/ So what options do I have? Ideally I'd ...
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What setup allows a Windows 7 client to use OS X 10.6.7 server VPN with L2TP?

I'm trying to get my Windows 7 laptop to connect to my OSX server VPN via L2TP. I understand that Windows 7 has some issues with NAT-T and I was wondering if anyone has a fix for this. Or has gotten ...
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Root being controlled by ARD

I run an educational lab of 20 iMacs, all running Mac OS 10.7.5(11G63) with ARD version 3.6.2. My server and all of the iMacs run Lion. I seem to have crossed something and now my root user is being ...
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OS X Lion Server app reinstallation on 2011 Mac Mini Server

I have had purchased for me by my employer a new Mac Mini Server. It came pre-installed with Lion Server (the Server app from the App Store that costs $49.99). Upon opening the App Store, other ...
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Mac OS X Server: automount encrypted drive before login

I have a 4TB Mac OS Extended (Journaled, Encrypted) hard drive hanging off a Mac OS X Lion (soon to be Mountain Lion) Server that is dedicated to networked Time Machine backups. I'd like to be able ...
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How to restructure TM backup drive without losing backups?

I had some hard drive problems a little while ago, so installed a new drive system, and restored data from my Time Machine Backup. However, the mount point is very different from the one originally ...
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How does one lock down OS X Server using the PF firewall?

Assume I have ip blocks for China, Russia, North Korea etc. How would I configure pf to allow those IP addresses to only access ports 80 and 443, and be denied access to other ports? I have an ...
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VPN mountain lion server not working

I cannot connect to my mac server using a VPN connection from outside my LAN. I can connect from inside which means that the VPN server on Mountain Lion is working. When I look at the logs on my ...