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 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 ...
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Apple's Profile Manager (MDM) is suddenly unable to updates settings on enrolled iPads

So I just noticed that all new iPads (and old ones that we removed from groups and added to other groups) is no longer able to push settings to the iPads. The iPads are all on very different ...
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Custom Caching Limits for OS X Server

In Server Manager, you can set predefined limits for the caching server. Is it possible to set a custom limit? Maybe through Terminal? How do I do this? I want to limit caching to 100GB but my ...
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OS X Server File Sharing Permissions

I’m trying to use OS X Server on Mavericks in a small team within my organization. I was able to successfully install and setup the server, which resides in a local network. Open Directory Setup ...
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You do not have the necessary read, write and append privileges on the selected network backup disk

I have OSX Server running on a mac mini in my home. I've been using it for doing Time Machine backups from my MacBook. This worked fine until I changed the password for my user account on the mac ...
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Can not edit or add a user account on Mavericks Server App

I'm having a problem with the Server app on my Mac Mini. I had to renew my Domain Name and DNS is now working well. But i can not edit existing user accounts or add new user accounts to my Server. ...
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Create network user with remote home folder

I have Mac Server with OpenDirectory configured. Then I create some network users with home folder located on server. Due to the high bandwidth of user usage, I want to add another server that only ...
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OSX Server: failed to connect to the IGD

Until recently I had an airport extreme as my router that I managed with Server.app for external NAT for server services in Mavericks/Server 3.1.1. However since I got a new router, server system log ...
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Xserve CPU Load LEDs not working with Mavericks

Since loading Mavericks Server on my Xserve the CPU Load LEDs have stopped working. It's an older Xserve that I am repurposing from an application server to mostly file sharing. It was previously ...
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using netrestore on a file vault volume

I use a netrestore image to quickly fix whatever shenanigans my users do that break their computers. restart , command-n, wait 20 minutes, system back to functioning state. it's awesome but now I've ...
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OSX Mail Server Forward to External Address

I have an OSX mail server set up on Mavericks (10.9.2 I believe). I'm trying to set up a few addresses that should do nothing but forward to external gmail addresses. For example, let's say I want ...
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Help! Lost admin password for Mac OS X server 10.9

While our netwrokd administrator was admitted to a hospital for an emergency surgery (he is now in coma), being as a temporary delegate, I was ordered by our Institution to turn OFF Mail funciton and ...
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OSX Server Optimal Setup for Mail for Multiple Domains

I've been attempting to set up a mail server for my clients. I run a small web design business, and we recently moved all of our hosting over to dedicated mac mini machines. I have one mini dedicated ...
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Very large WebConfig.log on Mac OSX 10.8 Server

On a Mac mini I administer I recently came across the file WebConfig.log as it was roughly 7 gb in size, and increasing with 80 mb per day. Every other second this is added to WebConfig.log: I, ...
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Can't lock Profile Manager devices outside of server WiFi network

I've got a few devices enrolled in my server's Profile Manager service. To test that this works on an outside WiFi network, I opened ports 443 and 1640 on our firewall (and ignored the others, as our ...
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Exception to Mavericks Server Time Machine Quota?

I'm running Mavericks Server on my Mac Mini, and have set a quota for Time Machine backups. However, for times when certain computers need to exceed this quota, I'd like to be able to make exceptions ...
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How does Time Machine make room for new users?

This is more of a hypothetical question, but we've been using a Time Capsule to back up our Macs, and it has steadily been filling up since the year or so that we've had it. We've since brought a few ...
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Updating Enterprise apps on iPads enrolled in Apple's MDM server?

So I'm running into a weird issue here when trying to update an internal Enterprise app to a newer version with Apple's MDM server. Profile Manager runs on 10.9.2 and Server.app 3.0.3 and we've tested ...
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The server “serverName” did not accept the certificate

I'm trying to install a profile that I've created on an iPad. I have the Trust Profile for the device installed and verified. The problem arises when trying to enrol the iPad. Below is the output ...
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How to add user to Administrators Group

I am using OS X Mavericks Server. I want to add a user to the Administrators group but none of the built-in groups show up under Accounts -> Groups on OS X Server. How can I manage users in the ...
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Using Profile Manager or OS X Server to distribute apps to a group of Macs

We have around 100 Macs on our network, soon to all be managed by OS X Server and Profile Manager. The problem we're facing right now is pushing applications to all of them that are not found in the ...
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How to get OS X Server (for OS X Mavericks) for free (as Mac or iOS Developer)?

The Server.app for OS X Mavericks has a price tag of $19.99. Some websites mention it to be free for Developers who joined as iOS Developer or Mac Developer. How do I get the redemption code for the ...