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Install Snow Leopard Server

I'm considering buying Snow Leopard Server, however, the person I'm buying it from will be providing me with the server discs that came with his Mac Mini Server and a serial number. If I have an iMac ...
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Profile Manager on Lion and the Workgroup group

The first few times I set up Lion server, we didn't plan on using the default group named Workgroup - but I now see that Profile Manager will create a workgroup with the name "Workgroup" and short ...
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File Sharing hangs Time Machine on Snow Leopard Server

I administer a Mac mini server for a small school. It's running Snow Leopard Server with all the latest updates installed. I'm backing it up via Time Machine and periodic SuperDuper clones. Time ...
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How to Automatic Backups of a MySQL Database

I am using the version of MySQL that came with Snow Leopard Server. I am running Time Machine on that server, but I know that it's not backing up the MySQL databases due to strict permissions issues. ...
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Lion Server WebDAV not working

I setup a new lion server, with fully functional dns. Forward and reverse work without issue. I have a forward DNS entry for the server externally. OD is running, and there's 5 network users. Also, ...
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Can I access 10.6 Server network/mobile accounts on a Lion client machine?

I have a Mac Pro running 10.6.8 Server and a MacBook Pro (Mid 2010) running Lion 10.7.2. I would like to configure a mobile account for my wife to use. The idea is that she'll be able to access her ...
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Disable OS X Portable Home Directories for specific hosts for all users, not just individuals?

Would it be possible to block any and all Portable Home Directory services for specific hosts? Something like MCX's "MobileAccountNeverAsk-" but for the whole workstation? We have a network with both ...
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How can I set up multihoming?

I am running Mac OS X Server 10.6 on my iMac and I am wondering how to multihome a Mac. I know it's possible to accomplish this by using both Wi-fi and Ethernet, but I just want to use Ethernet. Any ...
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Postfix SMTP server slow to accept incoming connection

I have a snow-leopard os-x Server configuration running postfix with no local firewall on the X-Serve. When a client attempts to connect to the SMTP port the connection takes about 15 seconds to ...
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Add custom options to Apache Vhost config

In Snow Leopard Server I was able to add lines to the Apache vhost files in /etc/apache2/sites in order to add custom configuration options. In Lion Server those changes are overwritten as soon as ...
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User required in Profile Manager Exchange settings

I'm working with Profile Manager in Lion Server 10.7.2 I want the user to be prompted during the installation, not set the value here. To have the user prompted both fields need to be left blank. The ...
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server & network setup

ok - just bought a mac mini server but not sure about the best way to set it up for remote access etc. At the moment its; cable modem (has 4 ethernet ports) > airport extreme > lion server (& ...
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Device enrollment fails, error: server certificate is invalid

I have an Xserve running 10.7.2 Server fully patched today. We have a valid SSL from GoDaddy installed. Lion's firewall is off, hardware firewall is not blocking any traffic. From an iPad I can ...
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Is there a way to see connected static leases in Lion Server?

In Lion Server Admin, under DHCP settings, it is possible to see a list of "Clients", but for me this list is nearly always empty, except in the rare occasions when I allow a machine on my network ...
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Unable to log in to open directory account

I'm in the process of setting up my Mac Mini with Lion server. Everything appears to be working fine on the server, but I'm having problems logging into any open directory account that has a network ...
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Script that Automatically Does Something Every Day

I'm looking for a way to automatically run a shell script or command every time interval. I'm running a server and I want to backup some folders every day. I don't want to use time machine because the ...
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Lion Server DHCP randomly loses settings and reverts to defaults

I’ve been trying to set up Lion Server on a Mac Pro with it acting as the router/gateway/firewall/DNS/NAT and DHCP. I’ve been trying to setup an internal-only network named mycompany.something. After ...
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Is Lion server really a valid server for small business?

I'm considering to replace my existing windows based server on my small business (< 10 employees) with a mac mini server with Lion Server installed. But after a look at the App Store, I noticed a ...
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How can I use more than one connected drive for Network Time Machine backups on Lion Server?

In Leopard Server, via Server Admin, you were able to enable multiple partitions to be Time Machine Backup Destinations. In Lion Server, there seems to only be an option to have one Time Machine ...
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File access problem with SMB and AFP on Mac OS X 10.4 SERVER

Ok, I have about 10 macs, each with a different username/password that acces a mac os x server raid. File on the server, Photoshop, illustrator and indesign is used and open by anyone, anytime of the ...
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How can I set up a local mail server on Lion?

I am developing a site with django (email registration) and for testing purposes I would like to set up a local smtp server on my MBA. This has to be local because my main work location does not have ...
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migrating Ubuntu DHCPD to OS X Server

My LAN includes an Ubuntu 9.04 server which runs an ISC DHCP v3 daemon. I'd like to migrate the data from that daemon to a Lion OS X Server. Is there an easy way to do this (by copying the Ubuntu ...
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getting mod_rewrite to work on Mac OS X

I'm trying to get mod rewrite to work on my Mac. This is the content of the .htaccess file: <Files *\.ini> order allow,deny deny from all </Files> RewriteEngine on RewriteRule .* ...
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How do I find out the hostname of my Mac OS X server?

I'm trying to connect with mysql_connect using PHP. I was wondering how to find the hostname when I turn my MacBook into a server by turning on the personal webpage. I have Apache, MySQL and PHP ...
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Lion Server: Is Mobility in Workgroup Manager related to Profile Manager in the Server.app?

I'm about to set upon a difficult task -- well, difficult for me anyway: Lion Server and Profile Manager with an eye toward managing a couple of MacBooks that will be taken out of the office from ...
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Lion Server not able to set Open Directory user account to store home directory on server

I'm setting up a new Mac Mini server for a client that came with Lion Server. The Mac Mini will act as an Open Directory server and will store each Mac user in the office's home directory on it. It's ...
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Changed home directory of OSX Server user account, user disappeared, access remains

I'm dealing with my company's Mac Mini (with loads of data I cannot risk on an external drive, but cannot plug out because of below) running Mac OS X Server 10.6.4. My problem was that I needed to ...
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DLNA Server work with Sony Bravia

Which DLNA Server do you recommend to install on my mac to make it work with my Sony Bravia? UPDATE: Mainly interested in support for mkv videos.
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Migrate local user account to network account

If I have a user with a local profile on their mac and they want to migrate all the data to a network based account (OS X Lion server), what's the best way to do this?
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Open Directory and “Local” Logins

In the Windows server world, when you connect a computer to a Domain, you have the option of logging into the computer locally if there are local accounts. Consider this scenario: I have a Mac with ...
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Centrally Managed Apps/Home Folders on Mac OS X Lion Server

I'm trying to allow access for multiple Mac clients with OS X Lion and user directories on a Lion server so users can login from any Mac in the network and access their profile. I also want to ...
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Why can't I access Server.app in Lion Server?

I can't access Server.app in my mac mini server, i don't know why. The username and password are correct. How can I solve this problem?
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Enable home directory sites in Lion server?

I had a Leopard server with a few hundred users (students), and each of them was able to maintain their own web content in their Sites folders in their home directories -- and they could access them ...
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Coming from a Windows Server world, how does one connect workstations to an Apple server?

I have a number of workstations on a LAN with a new OS X Lion Server. The server is "set up," in that there are user accounts on the server, among other things, but I actually don't know how to ...
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Can OS X Lion Server automatically set up Mail using Open Directory information?

This is my first experience with OS X Server, I setted Open Directory up and added some accounts through Workgroup Manager. When I login in on one of the remote Apple computers with one of the ...
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Lion Server wireless filesharing for iPad, what are the file type limitations?

I've been searching for information about wireless file sharing for iPad through webdav, which is new in Lion Server. However, I can find nothing more than the few lines Apple has to say, which has ...
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How to resolve network issue or DNS to access web page on Snow Leopard Server?

I have my network setup like as follows: internet > router 1 > ethernet ports > switch > router 2 I have a Mac OS X Snow Leopard Server connected to "router 1", but it is so slow when accessing a ...
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Shared hard drive with user-level permissions

I have a Drobo attached to an always-on Mac mini, with a bunch of files I want to be able to access from other computers. Some of them (DVD rips, photos) I want to be available to anyone on my ...
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Root access is gone on Lion Server 10.7.1 after update from 10.7

Under 10.7.0 Server I was able to activate the root user and I was able to login to my Mac Mini Server i7 as root. Now after I did the update to 10.7.1 Server, this capability has disappeared . I'm ...
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What is the best Shared Calendar implementation for machines running OS X?

I would like to set up a shared calendar system for our office of 4 people. Optimally, I would like all (or as many of) the features from Exchange but built in such a way that it all ties together ...
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Is it possible to run Snow Leopard (Server) inside VirtualBox on a Mac running Lion?

Is it possible to run Snow Leopard (Server) inside VirtualBox on a Mac running Lion, as a means of continuing to run legacy PowerPC apps (Eudora, Quicken, et.al.) under Rosetta, even on new Macs (Lion ...
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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 Mini Server… Can I wipe it clean and use non-server edition?

As the title says. I have a Mac Mini server--I bought it because I liked the lack of a optical drive. I don't really care to use the software, and now having to spend an additional $50 on Lion's ...
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Changed Lion Server's host name and now unable to browse to that site

(Without thinking much) I set up my Mac mini server and used an actual domain name I use as the computer's host name. I've since changed the host name to something that isn't an actual website, but ...
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How to copy Apple Calendar Server data to a new installation?

I have recently reinstalled my Mac Mini server. It was acting up after the upgrade from SLS to Lion Server, so I reinstalled with Lion. I can't figure out how to properly migrate calendar data from ...
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Multiple remote logins from Windows clients to a Mac mini server

I would like to share a Mac mini (currently running Mac OS X Server 10.6.8) allowing coworkers running Windows XP on their boxes to perform a remote login using their username/password. They should ...
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Copying Files From Windows Share To OSX Share Results In Access Denied

When copying files/folders from a share on a Windows server to a share on our OSX (10.4.7 Server) using a Snow Leopard workstation. The Linux workstations get "Access Denied" errors. All users are ...
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Apple Directory / Profile Manager - Restricting simultaneous same user logins on multiple machines?

We are using Apple Directory for internal user authentication. We want to restrict a user to login from a single machine at any one time. I have been trying to find a way to do this in Apple Directory ...
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What version of Dovecot comes bundled with Lion Server?

I'm currently running a Snow Leopard Server, and trying to get anything useful working with the v1.1 version of Dovecot bundled with it is as pleasant as banging my head against a brick wall. ...
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Configuring OS X 10.7 Lion Server to serve Rails Apps via Apache

I have a number of Rails Apps working just great under Snow Leopard, but would like to migrate these to Lion. However, like many others, the rug has been pulled from under my feet by the changes that ...