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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File sharing between OS X server and iOS device

I was trying to read into the differences between OS X server 3 and 4 (Yosemite) when I stumbled upon this rather interesting page. OS X Server File Sharing service lets users store and share ...
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I Installed Server.app on Yosemite to enable caching, but see many server processes in Task Manager (_xcsbuild and _devicemgr and _calendar processes)

_xcsbuild and _devicemgr and _calendar processes seem to be the bulk. None of them are using significant rescues but there are dozens. How do I identify the launcctl jobs and turn them off?
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Replacing samba.schema (LDAP) on Mavericks Server

I have a Mavericks Server with Open Directory, where all my user information is stored. I have an Ubuntu 14.04 server which has hitherto served up files using NFS. My Mavericks desktop is having ...
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Ho To Disable ssl3 in OSX Server (for mail and Web hosting)

how do i Disable the ssl3 cipher in OSX Server so as to not be vulnerable for POODLE ?
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Can I use any storage device to store user profiles using Profile Manager?

I'm using the OS X server. I'm trying to use the Profile Manager. I need to create about 40 users (each user has yours workspace, desktop, etc.). Due to that, I estimate that the server will need ...
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I Cannot Access PostgreSQL At Times After Server App Upgrade

I am running the latest version of Mavericks 10.9.5 on my Mac Mini Server. Before the upgrade to the latest version of the Server App 3.2.1 I was able to access PostgreSQL in my Ruby on Rails ...
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Cancel A Specific Reminder for App Store Update

I have a Mac Mini server. I bought it with Mountain Lion OSX and Server 2.2.2. I do not use my mac mini as a server anymore, I just use it as a desktop and use a NAS for my local server. I did not ...
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ShellShock: Do I need to be worried about this on OS X Mavericks?

The title kind of says it all… I was in the process of bringing up a rather extensive set of Mac OS X Server machines when ShellShocked hit the world. As soon as I saw the news, I hastily began ...
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can't connect two hard-drives to my airport

I have two seagate usb 3.0 4tb drives full of music that I want to access wirelessly. I have my Bites USB 3.0 hub powered by DC 5V cord. I want to connect these to my airport extreme (5th gen), but ...
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OSX Server 10.9 File Sharing - not working properly

I have a 10.9 server with file sharing enabled. One of the users decided to change the permissions on the folder and was doing some "spring cleaning" now all of my shares are not visible from the ...
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Can't delete Exchange server account from 10.9.5

I did a clean install of 10.9 and then imported some old emails and my keychain. Now my accounts keep showing an old exchange account for contacts from a previous employer. I cannot delete this ...
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Over what protocol am I currently connected to a given server?

At my workplace we usually connect to our server over AFP (I know it's been deprecated but the workers like to use the color labels). I sometimes use SMB to solve specific issues, including the ...
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running apache without MacOS Server package

I bought the MacOS Server package since I thought I needed it for something. I than deleted it. Before I had this package I used appache and had a configuration that worked. Due to the installation of ...
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Mavericks OS X Server : Wiki : Copy & Paste Tables?

How can I transfer a table in a wiki page to another page? (...without copy&paste for each cell separately) I use OS X Server on Mavericks. In the wiki I would like to copy a table from one wiki ...
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What's the difference between the normal Mac Mini and Mac Mini Server?

I'm planning to buy a Mac mini i5 as it's fitting my budget. Will be making it a server for hosting websites, so before I buy the i5 version I wanted to know if there is any hardware difference ...
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Allowing MDM users to not only enroll devices (/mydevices) but also assign them to certain groups?

So I would love to allow one of our users access to not only add their own devices (as they do now by going to server/mydevices), but also decide which group the device should belong to. The user has ...
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Guest Account Workgroup Manager 10.9

Recently we upgraded all the machines and servers from 10.8.5 to 10.9.4 (about 150). We didn't have a chance to start using Profile Manager on our Open Directory Server and decided to keep using ...
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An analytics/statistical tool for Podcasts

I have podcasts stored on my Mac Mini Server. It is in iTunes but others can add the XML link to other RSS readers. Is there Apple software available where I can keep track of the number of ...
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Can you tell if updates came from OS X caching server?

If I run software update on a Mavericks Mac it will find a caching server automagically if there are any running locally rather than using the CDN Apple hosts on the internet. I'm not so much ...
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Why won't this script bind to my server?

I am trying to figure out why this script is not binding client computers to the OD server. It is a firstboot script that is part of a netrestore image that runs at login. It does seem to run ...
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Can I Listen to both ports 80 and another one for web hosting in Apache without impacting current Apple functionality on Mac Mini Server?

I use a Mac Mini Server running Mavericks where I current host five websites. One is hosted in the Server app. The others are Ruby on Rails applications using Phusion Passenger. Since my AT&T ...
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How can I import OS X Mavericks server accounts from a CSV file?

I'm trying to create new users on my OSX server by importing short & long names from a CSV file. When I attempt to import the CSV I get the following error: The file couldn't be imported ...
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Mac server keeps “disappearing” and “reappearing” on local network

I'm hoping someone can help me figure out a really perplexing issue we've seen with a Mac server on our local ethernet network. What we're seeing lately is that the server (which we use for Time ...
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OSX Server: should I use Open Directory?

I'm currently setting up an OSX Server (Mavericks) in a small company (10.9 on the clients as well), and I'm trying to decide what the best approach is to manage accounts. The accounts will not be ...
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Network Time Machine backups, OS X vs. OS X Server

I'm trying to back up several notebook Macs in an office. I'm currently trying to backup various iterations of OS X (Snow Leopard through Mavericks) on client machines to a central Mac Mini running ...
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xcode - Bot creation failed with error: An SSL error has occurred and a secure connection to the server cannot be made

I am trying to create a bot on my server running 10.9, and I keep getting the following error: Bot creation failed with error: An SSL error has occurred and a secure connection to the server ...
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NetRestore image fails to install, no reason given

I've got a Mac Mini running the latest version of OS X Server, and two iMacs. Both iMacs are the same model (Mid 2007 20-inch, 2 Ghz Core 2 Duo). On one of the Macs I have installed 10.9.4 and ...
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Mavericks Server Mail

I have a problem to run correctly Mail on Maverick Server. These is an example : Jul 27 22:53:11 serveur.mondomaine.local postfix/qmgr[14586]: 559CEBA550: from=, size=349, nrcpt=1 (queue ...
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dscl -append OD users

I need your help for our SSO project. We are using the 10.6 Server as an OD to authenticate Google & Moodle and we need to modify the existing user account in the OD using the "dscl -append" in ...
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Enterprise Mac Mini Server - Remote Desktop

Just purchased a Mac Mini server. Is there a way that we can allow for multiple sessions for Xcode development within the server? Would RealVNC allow multiple remote sessions? If so how many?
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Commandline tools not installed with Server.app on Mavericks

I installed the Server.app from the App Store to use the bundeled postgres DB: sudo serveradmin start postgres Then I found out, that the commandline tool "serveradmin" (and others) have not been ...
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Mavericks Server /Work group manager issues

I upgraded a test server running snow leopard to mavericks and then was having some weirdness so I decided to recreate my open directory, users and groups. Server appears to be running and I am able ...
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Random characters/number being added after file extension?

Does anyone know about, or come across, OSX adding random characters to filenames? It happens every now and again and I have no idea why? It started after we had a new Windows server installed at ...
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Running OS X Server on main machine

I'm considering installing the OS X Server app on my main, day-to-day machine, in order to run Xcode Server and get a GUI for the VPN configuration (I'm already using the VPN with a manually ...
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OS X Server Mavericks stuck on “Preparing Services”

I am trying to install OS X Server app version 3 on Mavericks system. I tried everything, including manually deleting all server app files and making clean install, but nothing works. Whenever I start ...
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Mavericks Server fails to log in Network Users from laptop

There is no way to remotely login from my laptop to the server This is the error I get: authorizationhost[1206]: ERROR It is possible to login to that user from the Mac mini server.
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Wikis on OS X Server - How do I include or embed content from one wiki page on another?

How do I include or embed content from one wiki page on another in Wiki Server on OS X Server? The other wiki page resides on the same server. This is known as an "include", Redmine has it: Include ...
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OS X Server Upgrade Path

What's the upgrade path of OS X Server? If I bought Lion Server from Mac App Store, am I eligible to upgrade to Mountain Lion Server for free? Or if I'm based on Mountain Lion Server, can I upgrade to ...
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Mac OS X Server - Web require SSL

I'm using Mac OS X Server 3.1.2 (Mavericks) and I want all connection through HTTP to be encrypted. On a normal Apache server, I would append this ModRewrite rule on the bottom of https.conf. ...
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OS X Server Users Read & Write but can't delete

running OS X Server (Mavericks) I am trying to use file sharing. When I create a Folder and select that for sharing and add users they get read & write access, but when I take a closer look via ...
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App Store Updates: New versions in history, but installed app is old

Quick questions (wall of text with details below): My iTunes is at 11.1.5, the update history says it updated to 11.2.2 - but it actually didn't. Can I clear the update history in the App Store ...
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Mavericks OS X Server Software Updates: “Duplicate” entries? How do they differ?

I'm running OS X Server on Mavericks with software updates service. In the list of updates there are several duplicate entries: For instance there are two safari entries. Looking at the details, I ...
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Profile Manager backup folder over 25 GB without many devices

I just noticed, that my Mavericks OS X Server's Profile Manager backups folder is quite large (25 GB). /Library/Server/ProfileManager/Data/backup I however do not know why. The profile manager of ...
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There was a problem connecting to the Server

Whenever iPhoto or iMovie are running I get this message I did recently add some photos directly from my NAS to iPhoto, does this mean I can now only use iPhoto when I'm on my home network? Surely ...
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OS X Server 3.0 (Mavericks) Wiki / WebSites / Xcode

I have a domain name registered called mydomain.com. I have a static IP address from my ISP. I set the dns information on GoDaddy for my domain as follows to point to my ISP: mydomain.com A record ...
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OSX Server: _www user emailing itself every minute

I'm new to OSX Server, and this has me stumped. For some reason _www user is emailing itself every minute. I've tried to restrict it in postfix config, both sending & receiving, i've removed ...
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What password does OSX Server use when importing SSL certificates?

I am migrating my website away from my home OSX server to a virtual Linux server, hosted within a proper data centre, and I have a problem with the SSL certificates I imported into OSX Server. It ...
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Authenticate against aliases from an OD for VPN Service

I'm looking for a way to authenticate using aliases or Full Names from OpenDirectory against our VPN server using 10.9.2 / Server.app 3.1.1. Under 10.5.8 Server, the VPN Server would authenticate ...
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OSX Server.App Mail Server Not Starting

I'm having an issue that I've had before, but I've never come up with a solution. I have a Mac Mail server set up using Server.App, and occasionally the server will just stop working, and when I try ...
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Sending specific keys when using Remote Desktop UNIX commands

I would like to script the uninstallation and reinstallation of Profiles on a group of Networked Macs. In order to do this I shall use the UNIX Command part of Remote Desktop. When sending the ...