On OS X Lion (10.7) and later, server is now an App from the Mac App Store and not an OS that gets installed by itself. Questions about running the app remotely as well as how it changes a Mac to run server/services are welcome to use this tag.

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How to Properly Install MySQL Server onto OS X 10.10 Running OS X Server

I have seen numerous suggestions about using MAMP to install MySQL on OS X, but since I have the Server app and already have Apache and PHP, which I do not wish to mess up, I wonder how to properly ...
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Delete specific content from the OS X Caching Server cache (not all cached content)

Is there a way to list out the content stored in the OS X Caching Server cache in Server version 4.x and delete a specific update or app? I know how to delete all content in the cache, but I'd like ...
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OS X Server behind an ADSL router

I have a Mac Mini with OS X Server installed on my LAN that I use as a Git server and Continuous Integration server. I would like to be able to use these services from outside my LAN but I'm not sure ...
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Disable Shutdown prompt or solve it that it won't show

Shen shutting down my computer, I see a prompt with information that another user is logged in and that this user could lose data when I shutdown computer: I am almost certain it's because I ...
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Problem connecting to VPN service on OS X Server 10.9 and 10.10

I keep getting this error when trying to connect: The L2TP-VPN server did not respond. Try reconnecting. If the problem continues, verify your settings and contact your Administrator. However, ...
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How to change the hostname for the Xcode service on Mac Server

I needed to change the hostname of the server I have setup after I started the Xcode service. My server is currently named as follows... Except, to view the Xcode service I still need to enter the ...
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Yosemite Server and Client profiles with 802.1x authentication configuration

I am managing a small team of MAC users in our work environment and am trying to incorporate them into our strict network environment. We are using 802.1x user based network authentication on all our ...
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OS X server taking up tons of disk space

I'm running OS X Server, with the File Sharing, Time Machine and VPN services enabled. The /Library/Server/ServerDocs directory is taking up huge amounts of space. What does this directory do? Can ...
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How can I setup my mac (OS X Yosemite) as an internet gateway

It should be possible, but I searched for a day and cannot get a decent HowTo. There seemed to be a Gateway Setup Assistant, but the Wikipedia link only goes to the server app now. Maybe it is easier ...
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Any way to force download from AFP as opposed to streaming?

I have a Yosemite file server that I use to host video files I've taken on my GoPro to various friends and family who want them. Unfortunately, asking "please download them (aka drag them to your ...
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iPhone not syncing CARDDAV OSX Server 10.10

iPhone 6 8.3 linked to OSX 10.10 Server CARDDAV shows only Addressbook as group, but iPad and Macs with same settings get the proper groups for that account. I've deleted/installed the account ...
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Remove Group Names added to subject in OS X Server Mail

I have just finished installing OS X Server and the mail section of the installation is all done, however I have noted that when groups receive emails the groups name is placed in [ ] within the ...
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Cannot create home folders on the server for network accounts

I have a problem with creating home folders on the server for network accounts. The goal is to share the same files on multiple devices. A quick overview of what I do: I go to the Server.app. I ...
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NetInstall - nothing happens after a flashing globe and the system boots locally

I've created a system image using the System Image Utility. The image should install a pkg, a policy file, and run one sh script, as well as binding to our LDAP directory. I'm serving the image from ...
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How to Disable icloud login to LAN server

LAN systems all running Yosemite, 1 wifi connected laptop and 1 MacPro server. After deleting all passwords from the KeyChains of both machines, my laptop will still connect automatically to the ...
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Scheduled profile changes via Mavericks Server Profile Manager

I use Mavericks Server's profile manager to control my kid's iThings (all put in supervised mode). The server is set up well, and I'm running the service just fine (and with a lot of success), ...
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How to fix error: Unable to create ProfileManager log file at > '/var/log/devicemgr/profilemanager.log' (No such file or directory)?

On a 10.7 (10.7.5 to be precise) Mac OS X Server machine, there are repeated error messages in Console: ProfileManager: Unable to create ProfileManager log file at ...
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connect Windows 8 client to Mac OS X Server Fileshare

I want to connect a Windows 8 Client to a SMB fileshare on a OS X Server 10.9. With OS X I have no problems, but I don't know what I have to do to get the Windows client connected.
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Slow login and mdmclient writes tons of logs

I got a macbook; there I got a user that is a mobile user, which authenticates on a mac mini server with server.app. If I logout my user and log in again it "hangs" for round about one minute. It ...
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Browsers looking at OSX Server default website always uses ssh which creates problems

Just installed OS X Server 4.1 (on Yosemite) for local network website development. Browsers pointed at served webpages all seem to default to using SSL which is annoying because a certificate error ...
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Can i manage Yosemite 10.10.2 clients with a 10.9.5 server with workgroup manager?

I work at a university and a professor running a lab would like to keep Workgroup Manager but run Yosemite clients. I can not find any specific documentation on this. Except : "Note: Workgroup Manager ...
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How to remove the group name from the email subject?

If we send a mail to a group team@mydomain.com in Server.app it rewrites the subject as [groupname] before the subject. We want to remove this.
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Update massively Wiki server directly in Postgres

I migrate a wiki that had a lot of broken link to a domain that no longer exist. How can I massively update my database, instead of change any single link? My idea is to connect in postgres and ...
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OS X Yosemite Server won't create websites

I'm having trouble creating a website in OS X Server (10.10.3) using the Website tab. I've created a DNS entry, so I have a green light when I enter the same domain name in the "Domain Name" field. ...
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OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.5 Server.app always starts with the setup wizard

We're having a weird problem, where running the Server.app always brings up the setup wizard, even though the services are running fine. The wizard successfully completes, services keep on working. ...
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Disable OS X Server's shutdown prompt?

I've just installed OS X Server. Whenever I try to shut it down (as a local interactive user), I keep seeing a prompt that requires me to enter an admin's name and password before proceeding with the ...
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How do I view images embedded into a wiki on Wiki Server 4 (OS X 10.9.5) on other computers?

A group I am a part of uses Wiki Server 4 to share information. Recently, I've found that when I upload/embed images from my computer onto a Wiki Page, those same images are not visible on other ...
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Time Machine on a local drive, then make that drive a network drive (via Server.app) on a different computer

I have two macs running OS X 10.10.3. One has Server.app installed, is connected to the internet via ethernet, and also has a 2 TB disk attached via USB, with two partitions - "Backup" and "Storage". ...
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webdavfs_agent: unexpected statusCode 500

I have set up a WebDAV server running Arch Linux 3.19 and Apache 2.4, according to the Arch Wiki [1] [2]. /etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf excerpt: Alias /webdav "/srv/http/webdav" <Directory ...
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Screen Sharing not working for non-admin local accounts on Yosemite Server

Question says it all. Current versions of Yosemite (10.10.3) and Server (4.1). Under Server > Settings Enable screen sharing and remote management checked. Under Server > Access Admin and ...
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Login inactivity timeout on OS X Server wiki? Frequent unexpected logouts

The OS X Server wiki seems to be frequently logging me out. This is an annoying situation. It just happened again, and I have enough evidence to confirm my perception that it is logging me out too ...
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How to Create an image in DeployStudio

I just installed DeployStudio v1.6.13 on OS X Server Yosemite. Followed some directions to get everything installed and everything looks like it's working. For example, another mac can boot into the ...
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How do I toggle parental controls on a cluster from the instructor's machine?

I have a cluster of computers used for teaching. I have parental controls turned on which prohibit the kids from playing Minecraft without an admin password. We use Minecraft in some of our ...
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Why is user=<com.apple.calendarserver> giving an imap-login: Info: Disconnected (tried to use unsupported auth mechanism)?

I periodically get the following lines in the log. Why is this happening? Wasn't Apple supposed to configure this for me somehow? Apr 04 14:40:17 imap-login: Info: Disconnected (tried to use ...
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How can I add a DNS record so that example.com resolves to my server.example.com in the OS X Server app?

The default DNS setup leaves me with a record pointing server.example.com to my IP address. I've added a couple of aliases like www, mail. But how can I add example.com, essentially the root domain ...
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Yosemite server/deploy.apple.com - Device Enrollment Program: “Couldn't Assign Your Devices”

When entering device serial numbers at deploy.apple.com, I am given the error message "Couldn't Assign Your Devices". I am running Server version 4, on 10.10.2, with "Enroll devices using the Device ...
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Yosemite Server / Domain Configuration advice

I'm configuring a mac mini server (latest Yosemite) and I'd like some advice/guidance. I have a registered domain in use for my website, mail and some subdomains – all externally hosted. I'd like to ...
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DHCP Server stopped responding after switching TB to Ethernet Adapter

OS: 10.10.2 w/ Server.app I had created a LAG (link aggregate group) on my Mac Mini server. Since then DHCP services stopped working. This is my current bootpd.plist file. The LAG is called bond0 ...
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Login Script for deleting contents of /private/var/folders

We have fleets of laptops that have limited space once our software is installed on it. What ever the issue that is causing the creation of theses files and --err not flushing them, we are ignoring ...
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Where does Time Machine server store its backups?

Not the /Volumes/backupdrive/Shared Items/Backups, but the actual Backups.backupdb you see in backing up locally. Where does it store that data? I know an external machine backups successfully to it ...
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Software Update Server /var/empty/Library/Caches/swupd_syncd

I've just install the Server.app on a mac mini that run yosemite 10.10.2 and the Software Update Server don't work. I've got this error messages : Failed to obtain sandbox extension for ...
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Create a bootable USB with Windows installer for Yosemite?

I'm having trouble creating a bootable USB for my mac. I have an iMac, and I'm wanting to install a copy of Windows Server 2008 x86 onto it. I've tried BootCamp, but I'm getting errors when selecting ...
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Backing up a RAID experiencing I/O issues

I recently began working for a company that has an OS X Server with a PROMISE Pegasus Thunderbolt RAID (RAID 5) attached as a file server. Within my first couple of days, it became apparent that users ...
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Active Directory Login integration to use either separate NAS or Windows Home folders

I'm a bit of a Mac newbie as I'm more used to working in a Windows environment. However, there's a couple of things I'm trying to achieve. To explain the setup we have a Mac server (running on ...
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Help deciper Crash Report

I'm having trouble running OSX Server on my 2014 Mac Mini it has been periodically crashing and producing this Crash report. Can anyone help decipher what the issue is? Or help with trying to figure ...
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Does the DNS service need to be on in order for the caching service to work on OS X Server?

I didn't think that caching needed the DNS service to be running in order for it to work. Is this true/false? I've been reading a lot of forums where it says you should get the server DNS right in ...
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Caching Server OS X Port

When you run sudo fullstatus caching, it lists all the relevant data for how the caching works on the server. There is one particular line that shows what port the caching server is using. Does this ...
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How to keep server shortcuts?

Here's my issue: I connect my mac to a local server at work, where I keep my work files. In the finder, I create folder shortcuts under "Favorites". However, as soon as I disconnect from the local ...
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Bash script to import RootCA and set it to Always Trust from Server

I am working on a way to import a RootCA into the login keychain of OS X and set it to always trust, the cert is located on a file share server. I am relatively new to the whole Bash scripting scene ...
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“Profiles unable to read in dictionary at file {filepath} or via stdin” when trying to install profile

I am trying to install profiles on a MBP via Deploystudio and it has been quite a puzzle for me for the longest time. I have the profiles (trust and enrollment), and they both seem to work when I ...