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 do I remove the .local domain from sent mail?

I am running OS X Server on Snow Leopard (10.6), but I believe this same issue affects newer versions as well. (If the problem can be resolved by switching to a newer version, that would be welcome ...
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Install .mobileconfig OTA to device without using Profile Manager web interface

I have a Mac Mini running the current El Capitan public release and Server app. Server is running the Profile Manager module, and I have an iPhone 5S which is both in supervised mode and enrolled to ...
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OS X Server - Customize event invite emails

Is there a way to customize the event invite emails sent by the Calendar service in OS X Server 5.1.5? I'd like to tweak the styles and possibly add my logo.
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Macbook 10.11.5 all of a sudden can't login to Windows shared drive

I had absolutely no problems for months. When I first got it I did command+K and typed in the ip address of the server, then put in the admin login for the window server and all three shared drives on ...
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How to stop kernel_task from constantly using over 400% CPU?

Configuration: Model Name: Mac mini (Late 2012) Model Identifier: Macmini6,2 System Version: OS X v10.11.3 (El Capitan) For the past few weeks, kernel_task has been using over 400% CPU and its ...
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Change Base DN on OSX Server

Normally OS X Server and Open Directory take the hostname as Base DN but is it possible to change the Base Suffix DN, OU or O manually? Like a full LDAP? F.e. dc=foo,dc=com In past It was possible ...
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Upgrade OS X Lion to Yosemite with server tools

I have a Mac running OS X Lion (10.7.5) and it is running server tools with Open Directory serving logins etc. To update to Yosemite, can I just update to the higher OS X version and then buy the ...
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How do I install certain applications on a server

I have an Ubuntu server that uses netatalk by which I am able save files and backup to it. I want a way where the installation of an application in mac happens in the server and my mac is able to read ...
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Reverse Proxy Help - URL Rewriting

I have OS X server running on Yosemite - standard site setup (http and https) and have been successful in creating a reverse proxy which routes incoming connections on http://hello.mydomain.com/forum ...
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OS X Server 5.1 Website Problem

I have followed the orders of the website tutorial but it seems not to be working at all. I have added a custom domain and all of this, I have set a directory folder and it should be working like a ...
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How to clear list of servers “Choose a mac” list in OS X Server App

How can I clear the "Choose a Mac" list? I have 3 entries of the same machine, same ip address but different host names? I have the latest OS X Server 5.1 installed on a Mac mini with a static ip ...
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Profile Manager not signing some configuration profiles

I have an OS X Server, Yosemite 10.10.5, running Server v. 5.0.15, and I'm seeing configuration profiles that are pushed automatically to enrolled devices not get signed. In Server.app, I have set ...
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Does this icon of a person on my os x desktop left bottom corner mean it is running os x server?

Why is my desktop showing this on the bottom left and how do I turn it off? This is not part of my wallpaper, it's something Mac OS X is showing, I think it's something to do with OS X Server which ...
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OS X Server: Can't upgrade or configure: App Store fails: “This action could not be completed”

My Mac OS X Server (which is used for wiki as well as a build server / time machine backup hub) is broken due to App Store update problems, and upgrading doesn't work because I cannot authenticate ...
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OS X Server DNS, on local network redirect external IP to internal IP

I want it to be so that, when I attempt to visit my server at 94.xx.xx.xx, it will automatically redirect me to the internal address 192.xx.xx.xx, when doing so from the local network. Can this be ...
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Jailbreak Detection in Apple Profile Manager

Am I able to detect if a phone has been jailbroken if it is managed/supervised by Apple Profile Manager?
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Windows 7 Client to OSX Server 5 (Password Error)

I have OSX Server 5.0.15 running and am having trouble getting Windows 7 clients to connect to share via SMB. The file server is running and SMB is turned on. Accounts and groups are set up. The users ...
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Can an iPhone use OS X Server's Calendar service without enabling iCloud calendars?

There are iOS devices in my household which do not have iCloud calendar syncing enabled. However, I would like to have a shared calendar that is contained within my household and not replicated on the ...
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Apple Server.app not showing website

I have tried to host a Django WebApp (app.example.com) following this tutorial: http://jelockwood.blogspot.de/2013/06/running-django-webapps-with-os-x.html The WebApp will be hosted next to a ...
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Apple Open Directory lists no network users, but LDAP browsers and applications connect

I have an apple server which is running OS X 10.8.5, Server 2.2.2 and I am hosting, amongst other things, Open Directory. I have a couple of applications connecting to this successfully. Yesterday, ...
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Timemachine Mac Mini with 2 Hard Drives

I have a mac mini server with 2 Hard Drives, one for the system and active files (Server HD) and one serving as an archive (Archive HD). Is it possible to use Time Machine to back up both disks and ...
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A process called sdmd is using huge amounts of resources…!?

There's a process called sdmd running which reads gigabyte after gigabyte from disk and is slowing my computer to a crawl. What is that, and how can I get rid of it?
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Alternatives paid or unpaid to using Apple's Server app [closed]

So I am setting up a Mac Mini Server (mid 2010) to do some light testing. My primary uses for this server will be file sharing, wiki site testing and GIT hosting. As part of this, I'm considering ...
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How should I copy OS X server environment to another machine for update?

I have a server running Server.app (3.2.2) on Mac OS X 10.9.5. It hosts File Sharing, Mail, VPN, Websites, DHCP, DNS, and Open Directory etc. It also hosts phpBB3 bulletin boards. Because the OX ...
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Server.app “SSLProtocol: Illegal protocol 'TLSv1.2'”

With following versions installed: OS X 10.11.4 Beta (15E27e) Server.app 5.0.19(15s5065c) Apache/2.4.16 (Unix) OpenSSL/0.9.8zg I get: AH00526: Syntax error on line 581 of /Library/Server/Web/...
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Using spotlight index on a file share on Server.app

I have a MacMini server (Server.app 5.0.15 on El Capitan 10.11.2), and connects to file share from another MacMini also with El Capitan 10.11.2. Spotlight indexes for the file shares are NOT ...
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How to setup OS X Server to not to be accessed via localhost, but other different host?

I have installed MAMP on my MacBook, and I use localhost to manage my website repositories. Previously once I installed OS X Server I was not able to manage my websites because there was OS X Server. ...
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Installing OS X Server with existing OSX

I have a running OSX (El Capitan) system which I don’t want to harm. I am considering buying the OSX Server app. Apart from the cost, are their any disadvantages to doing this? I’m thinking of ...
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Server/machine name on desktop background

I've seen that single-color desktop background with the familiar serif font showing the computer's name since the 1990s. I very much doubt that all of the server admins I've come across in that time ...
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Force a specific version of a framework for a process

So I think it's known that OS X 10.10.5 breaks calendar server because of incompatibilities between the version of Python on 10.10.5 and a specific part of the Calendar Server. It does work in 10.10.3 ...
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How to setup a Mac (Mini 2015) without a monitor (or mouse or keyboard)?

I would like to complete the initial setup of a Mac Mini (2015) without having to use an external monitor (or a mouse or keyboard). I do have a MacBook Pro available in case this would help (and from ...
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Does Profile Manager support nested device groups?

We have a Mac OS X Server running on 10.10.5 with Server 5.0.15. We are using Profile Manager to deploy some basic configuration settings. There are five Macs besides the server: three MacBook Pros, ...
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Use 3rd party storage as primary OS X server storage or hire OS X server?

I'm trying setting up a server for mostly Macs, using OS X Server. My main questions are: Is it possible to use 3rd party storage for a file sharing service? Is it possible to hire a server package ...
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Mac Mini Server starts to unreponsive desktop

I changed some of my file shareing options on my Mac mini (El Capitan) server and now it does not start. It does shows desktop but i have no control no menu bar (not even hidden) no dock, no ...
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Mount USB drive in Group Share

I am trying to mount a USB drive to a different folder. sudo mount -t Apple_HFS /dev/disk2 /Groups/Masters/Master_1 Where Masters will be my shared Group folder and Master_1 is the folder for ...
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OS X Server Set Up Process

I am super new in OS X Server 5.0.15. After one week of exploring the application, I finally understood the entire purpose of having OS X Server installed in a Mac machine. Now it's time for me to ...
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Profile Manager date format

Can the date format used by Profile Manager be changed? In the host OSX System Preferences control panel, the region is set to Australia and gives the example date of 5/01/2015 for the 5th of January....
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Is there a way to detect caching servers?

I need to find out if there are OSX/iOS caching servers on a bunch of different networks - and put in a caching server where needed. But since the caching service on a Mac server is pretty black box, ...
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I need an application to read aloud any emails that come into a specific email address

I want a sort of audio server which sits in background (running on OS X, not iOS) and whenever an email arrives at a specific address, it reads it aloud. Ideally there would be also an option to ...
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How to update Server 5 to TLS 1.2?

In the latest version of Apple's Server app version 5.0.4 running on El Capitan (10.11.2), SSL websites use TLS version 1.0. But, as one Ivan Ristic says, « The bottom line is that TLS 1.0 is insecure ...
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What's the easiest solution for MDM without a dedicated OSX Server?

I am the go-to support for whole lot of iOS devices in my family and have previously used Apple Configurator to apply new settings (such as VPN, email accounts, certificates) to new and existing ...
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Yosemite Server SMB Browsing

Been experiencing endless issues with file sharing on Yosemite server and latest Server App (5.0.x). When a user connected to the server in the finder sidebar, it connects with SMB and they experience ...
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How to evaluate the state of the OS X Server.app from a shell script?

I need to evaluate if the OS X Server.app has been installed and if it has been started or not. This I need to do from within a shell script. I could check for existing folder names, but I would ...
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Change OS X server website default location

I have OS X El Capitan and OS X server 5.0.4 installed. Both web and Xcode are enabled. Set web default location contains an index.html When I open a browser and point to my domain like http://...
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Configure the OS X Server from .pkg postinstall script

I make a .pkg-installer for a product that extends the Apache server in OS X. From the postinstall script in the .pkg I'm currently able to configure the default setup of Yosemite and El Capitan, by ...
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Software updates - port 8088 and no content

I would like to use the software-update-service which is provided by server.app. Well, if I open 192.168.10.1 or http://example.com:8088/index.sucatalog I always get 404, although the service is ...
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How can I change Keychain permissions without being physically present?

According to Apple's Documentation, for certain operations, the user must be physically present. However, I am trying to administer a Xcode Server build box via Screen Sharing, and I can't add or ...
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Stop OS X Server updates resetting Jabber config

Under OS X Server 5.x I have a few custom configurations for my Jabber settings. Every time there is a point update from Apple, my configurations get reset to default and I need to reapply everything. ...
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Set user expiration Yosemite server.app

How do you set local network user expiration using server.app? This action would block the user to log in after a given date.
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VLAN's and OS X Server 5.0.4 DHCP

Here's a complicated one! I need to set up a VLAN at my school. I'm running a Dlink DFL-210 Network Security Firewall, and a Netgear 48 Port switch. I'd like to create a VLAN on the network where a ...