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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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 ...
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Apple Yosemite Server configure secure website

I am running Server 4.0.3 on a Mac Mini running Yosemite 10.10.2 and am having trouble with setting up a secure website. In my DNS, I have a primary zone with a machine record for my website,e.g. ...
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ACL doesn't give write permission over AFP unless duplicated

I have a Mac Mini running OS X Mavericks 10.9.5 with Server 3.2.2. My server set up has a single share point that 5 iMacs access via AFP using a domain name and individual accounts. Each iMac is ...
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Is it possible to make your own language pack for Wiki Server?

I want my wiki to be in a certain language that is in Mac OS X's language list, but not supported. Can I make my own language pack?
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Yosemite Spotlight on Client not index server shared folder

I've a Mac Mini Server (Yosemite server) where is located the folder: 'Studio'. This folder is shared in the same network. I've a Client iMac (Yosemite) that access to that folder 'Studio' located on ...
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Moving server Share Points to a new drive in Mac OS X Server 10.8

How do I move a Share Point under Mac OS X 10.8 so that it points to a folder on a different volume? I have currently have 8 Share Points located on an old external RAID. I am upgrading to a new ...
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Where should I place shared folders on an OS X Server?

What is the appropriate/reccomended location in the drive hierarchy to place the folders shared by the users accessing the server (as fileserver) ? Is it in /Groups /Users/Shared or ~/Documents/ ? ...
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OS X Server file sharing slow to browse and users get wheel

I am currently having an issues on a couple OS X 10.10.2 servers where users are intermittently getting the wheel when trying to save a document to the server (Word, Excel, InDesign), sometime when ...
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How Do I Override the Addition of the folder for the Server app version of PostgreSQL?

I am currently using RVM for managing different gemsets for different versions of Ruby. RVM has made changes where the RVM folders must be listed first or else I have to manually set the gemset each ...
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Device enrollment returns 500 error in OS X Server

I'm currently working with OS X Server (Yosemite) to try and create profiles for certain devices. It appears that I have configured the server correctly, and I have assigned a domain to it. When I ...
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What are the valid users that need to exist on Mac OS X

For example with CleanMyMac username option I can see users like "Kerberos FAST Account", com.apple.calendarserver and large number of others all with system privileges with id 260 or below except ...
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“Network accounts are unavailable” when logging into OS X Lion Server

Trying to set up a server I appear to have disabled User logins and now when I start my MacBook I only get the: Name pane (followed by Red Dot) the error message “Network accounts are unavailable” and ...
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Time Capsule DHCP and OS X Server

I have a PowerMac G5 with OS X Server 10.5.8 and a current-generation Time Capsule. I'm trying to make the G5 the internet-facing link in the network as it runs all the services I would access ...
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OS X Server - Reset all POSIX and ACLs on new file share

I've just set up a new mini running OS X Yosemite/Server 4, and am using a Drobo 5D for file storage. All of the files on the Drobo have been copied from an old Xserve setup and various external ...
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How to forward duplicates of mails in OS X Server 4.0?

I am using Mac Mini with OS X Server 4.0. A new staff in the office is receiving mails from ann@abc.com and ann@xyz.com, her manager is receiving mails from stella@abc.com and stella@xyz.com. ...
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How to make OS X Server 3 accessible from the internet?

I am trying to setup an OS X server so that I can see it from outside of my internal network. I have OS X Mavericks with the Server app installed as a VM for testing purposes right now. It has access ...
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Can't unlock the lock at the user tab when 'Local Network Users' is selected

At our office we use the mac mini server with the server.app software. To manage network accounts for all iMacs, this way we can all setup our own desktop environment to what you personally prefer. ...
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Can I run multiple processes on admin user account while logged in to another account on OSX Server (Yosemite)?

I am setting up a Mac mini home server as an HTPC and to run other processes (FileMaker Server, web dev server, etc.). I want to make a user with limited privileges to be logged into while Mac mini is ...
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How to automatically reconnect to file server when connection drops or the server restarts?

I'm sure this question must have come up at some point, but I could not find a single topic about it. How do I check automatically if the connection to my file server is dropped? And if it is, try to ...
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OS X Server Open Directory Unavailable

I have a problem with OS X Server Open Directory. I can set it up on computers fine with a green light in System Preferences and when restarting/logging out it says that network accounts unavailable.
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Reset or Uninstall Yosemite Server

I installed Yosemite Server and I had previously configured the Apache for web development. Now, It seems that the configuration and everything is messed up. How can I reset my web server ...
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How to get client Mac to use caching facility from Mac OSX server on Yosemite

I have installed Mac OSX server onto one machine. Caching is enabled. How do I now configure a client Mac on the same network to start using this cache for both web browsing and software updates? I ...
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Mac OS X Lion 10.7 Server.app Missing

Server.app got deleted and it was not able to find it in the backup to restore that app. How to I get this back? I says my system is still Lion Server but I need the Server.app to control some ...
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Will Mavericks Server cache Yosemite updates?

Will Mavericks server cache Yosemite updates? I can't tell—is it possible to actually see the saved cache?
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Yosemite SUS not downloading 10.10.1

We are running a Yosemite SUS in our company and have to set to automatically retrieve the latest updates from Apple but 10.10.1 can not be seen anywhere in there. Anyone have this issue as well?
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Monitor DNS queries by IP

I'm running DNS on a Mac Server V2.4. I want to log all DNS queries made - is there a way of doing this? TCPdump only shows me whats happening at a moment in time and is difficult to read, what other ...
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Where is data from Software Update server located?

We have a Mac Mini running Server 4.0 and are using the Software Update service. Where are these file stored? This was accidentally set to Automatic and we are wanting to just manually manage company ...
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Having trouble mounting a 12TB Raid on Ubuntu Server

I am running a Ubuntu server on my off of my 2008 MacPro, it runs great and works really well except I am not able to run any raid setups directly on it. I have a large library that needs to be ...
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Mac Pro with fresh install of Ubuntu Server 14 will not boot

I installed Ubuntu Server 14 on my Mac Pro and now after a successful installation, when I tried to reboot it, the computer chimes like a Mac always does, but does not load any further. Normally I ...
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How to change folder access if it says “You have unknown access”?

I installed OSX Server and activated FTP for Downloads folder. Now folder looks like file in Finder and Downloads info looks badly. Also when i trying to delete Downloads, OSX required password and ...
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Can't install enrollment profiles, logs show complaints about failed membership check for opendirectory group

Clean install of Yosemite. Using self-signed certificates, turned on Profile Manager, downloaded Trust Profile and created an enrollment profile from the web interface. Fails in Apple Configurator. ...