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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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. ...
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MDM Multiple Domains

I have a Server running Mavericks, all works fine. My domain is server.myawesome.com, of which Im managing all my devices successfully using profile manager. Is it possible to run a second Domain for ...
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Need to re-enroll 200-250 iPads worldwide, help?

Due to a bug with postgresql when updating Server.app to 3.2.2 I now have to re-enroll almost 250 iPads worldwide manually. These are all supervised and "enrolled" with the old server setup. ...
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Is it possible to access a Mac OS X Yosemite Server with Windows 7 or 8 laptop without an intermediate Server or software?

Is this even possible? Does anyone do it with any degree of success? I have read conflicting threads and also have had mixed results trying to do this myself. Basically have had moments where it ...
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/System/Library/LaunchDaemons/com.apple.servermgrd.plist Is Missing - Causing postgres to not start properly

I recently updated my Mac Mini Server to Yosemite and the Server app 4.0. When I tried to verify that Postgres is available by executing sudo serveradmin fullstatus postgres I get the following ...
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Download external mailbox into OS X Server account

Is it possible to download an external mailbox and get it on to an account on OS X Server? For Exchange Server on Windows there are solutions available like IGetMail. What can I do for OS X Server?
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Yosemite Server: Spotlight from client

I just bought a Mac mini to use as our office server (Yosemite). How can I search the shared folders with Spotlight from my client iMac? I tried to connect via SMB and AFP (Go > Connect to Server > ...
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Connecting to OS X server with Windows 7

I run an OSX server in my office (Previously Mavericks now upgraded to Yosemite) and I need to allow a few Windows laptops to the server. I have never been fully successful at doing connect to the ...
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Screen Sharing stops working (10.9 and 10.10)

I am running a MacMini (late 2012) with OS X 10.9.5 Server as a media server connected to a TV via HDMI. The Mac ist mostly used as a Plex Server/Player and a SickBeard client (running on Python - ...
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Does Profile Manager for iOS Need to be Accessible over the Internet?

We're replacing our BlackBerry handsets with iPhones, and we'll be using OS X's Profile Manager for MDM deployment and management. I've done some exploratory research and I'm happy with the general ...
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Setting up a git (ssh) server using OS X Server

I would like to use OS X Server to set up a git server that I can ssh into from other machines on my network. I realize that Xcode Service has repository functionality built in, but I am looking for ...
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Can't connect user without the home directory to Mac OS Server

When I try to connect user WITHOUT home directory - services only to the Mac OS X Server 3.1.2 on Mavericks I get the error: Oct 30 12:55:17 Cassandra515i.local rpcsvchost[10115]: passwd entry ...
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Auto-Update Script

I'm trying to get the Macs at my workplace all updating at a specific time. To do so, I'm running a bash script from a spare Macbook running OS X Server. I have one minor and one big issue with my ...
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Can't remove sharing point, forward slash in the name - OS X Server

I can't remove sharing point on the from OS X Server 3.0.1. After clicking Remove nothing happend. Here is video showing the behaviour: http://youtu.be/-6r8WNSP-Ek I think some plist file could ...
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Is it possible to change the from address on Mac OS X server email alerts?

I have enabled email notifications in Server.app (2.2.4) on Mac OS X server (10.8.5) If port 25 is not being blocked at the local firewall or the ISP, this generally works ok. I've found that if it ...
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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 ...