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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Alternatives paid or unpaid to using Apple's Server app [on hold]

So I am setting up a Mac Mini Server (mid 2010) to do some light testing. As part of this, I'm considering purchasing the Apple Server Application. I've used it before and the GUI is pretty user ...
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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 ...
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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 data 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 ...
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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

OS: El Capitan OS X server: 5.0.4 Both web and Xcode are enabled. Set web default location contain a index.html When I open a browser and point to my domain like http://mydomain/ It direct to ...
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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 ...
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After update to OS X Server 5.0.3 ports 80 and 443 closed

The title pretty much sums it up. I just updated to the new OS X Server (5.0.3) today and when I try to go to localhost, 127.0.0.1, I am getting connection refused. When I load into OS X Server ...
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From WGM to Server.app, use master to manage users directories

We are moving from Workgroup Manager to Server.app since our new server is on Yosemite 10.10.3. I'm trying to configure my network as follow : I want to create users using Server.app on my main ...
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Allow standard users with a Mobile OD accounts access to specific admin only preferences?

The users are asking for the following privileges: 1 - add and remove printers (could be any printer, not just corporate printers that we control) 2 - adjust the date and time settings We would ...
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OS X Server leaves some unwanted open ports after removal

I am currently running OS X Version 10.9.5 (Mavericks). In the past I installed OS X server and had to sign some certificates so that users could authenticate with the VPN function (which is what I ...
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Internet Access after renew the expired com.apple.servermgrd certificate

I inherited some months ago a Mac mini server running OS X 10.8.5 Initially, I configured it with the new network settings, DNS name, etc and all was working fine in regard to file sharing, accessing ...
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Addressbook-App prompts for password 2x before it's working (Server.app)

I configured OS X Server.app with the following services: -> VPN -> Calendar -> Contacts -> DNS These settings are enrolled by profile manager. In most cases this works (Calendar, VPN) but using ...
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Enable guest user and location services with profile manager

Is there a way to enable the guest account and location services with profile manager via built in setting or custom ad on?
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Need help with OS X server. I can't get it to resolve correctly

Ok. So I have a static IP set on my router (using fiber so no modem). I have no idea what is going on. but I can't get it to resolve outside the network. Background: Static IP :xxx.xxx.xxx.9 ...
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Weird problem with file ownership

I recently had to move server drives from an OSX 10.6 server to a new Mac mini running Yosemite (10.10.4) and Yosemite server (4.1.3) - meaning I physically unplugged them from the old server and ...
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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 ...