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Is this considered bad? I thought one of the advantages of using /usr/local/ for your installs was that you don't need sudo. But clearly we do. Homebrew, by default, sets itself up for single-user access to /usr/local. So you need to open up the permissions on the directory tree for it to be administered by more than one person. People don't need to ...


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There's two parts to your question, one part is easy to answer: yes, you can get a remote, graphical session on your server without the server having to have a keyboard or mouse attached to it. This part of your question troubles me: before buying the software What software are you buying? Everything you need to remotely control your Lion server is ...


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Apple KB article HT3930 explains how to configure SSL for servermgrd, the Server Admin web interface. It applies to Mac OS X Server 10.6 so until Apple updates this article part of the steps are confusing / obsolete. Luckily, on Mountain Lion Server (10.8) servermgrd's certificate is stored in the same location as on Mac OS X Server Snow Leopard: in the ...


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There is a way to do this, but it involves fiddling with DNS to make a 'transparent' software update server. When clients are on your network, their requests to "Apple's" SWU servers go to yours, without any modification of client settings, it truly is transparent. Check this article out. It's a little old, but this is the general idea that you want to be ...


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According to the Apple Web site: Lion Server To administer Lion Server, use Server app and the Server Admin Tools 10.7 on OS X Lion. The Server Admin Tools 10.7 are are available from Apple Support Downloads. To administer Lion Server from a client with a different version of OS X, connect to the server using Screen Sharing or Apple Remote ...


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From a few minutes of searching, it looks like Ubuntu 11.04 would be a good fit and match most of your requests, and what you were looking to use as well. 64bit would be needed to reach more than 4GB of RAM. And there is a 64 bit version, although (to me) confusingly named AMD64. This would be the version you need. There are also Magic Trackpad drivers ...


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The following links will be helpful in getting you started with OS X Lion Server. Without knowing exactly what your client setup is, I simply provided general information in regards to OS X Lion Server. Hopefully it is organized in a fashion that is beneficial to you. Standard Server documentation Lion Server Lion Server Support (Nearly everything needed ...


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You can use Workgroup Manager and OS X's managed preferences (MCX) to restrict access to the Restart and Shut Down commands in the Finder: ..then use the Accounts prefpane to show or hide the Restart, Sleep, and Shut Down buttons at the loginwindow:


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9 To Mac states this clearly: To download OS X Server, developers should access the iOS or Mac developer portal to retrieve an App Store redemption code. If you have iOS development program go to: https://developer.apple.com/devcenter/ios/index.action Scroll down Click Get download code Redeem the code Download your free version of OS X Server 3.0.3 ...


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Comparison of Mac Mini and Mac Mini Server (as of mid 2011) Processor: Server: Quad core i7 Mac Mini: Dual core i5 The base model of the Mac Mini does not support AES-NI which is recommended when using FileVault 2. Graphics: Server edition and Mac Mini base model: integrated HD Graphics 3000 High end Mac Mini: dedicated graphics, AMD Radeon HD ...


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So I decided to research "Apache" without specifying "OS X" in my research. I found that you can change the listen port in a conf file $ mdfind httpd-ssl.conf # Found # /private/etc/apache2/extra/httpd-ssl.conf $ cd /private/etc/apache2.extra $ sudo nano httpd-ssl.conf # ctrl + w # 443 # Change Listen 443 to Listen 4444 # ctrl + ...


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This is a very common setup. In general, never use .private and .local since you end up (eventually) in a world of hurt and doing it "right" isn't that hard. Basically, you will tell the world that your mail server resides on the public IP address (or set up it's own real routable internet IP address and have the Proxy/Firewall forward traffic to the ...


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Your best defence is always to turn off unnecessary services. If you're not using remote desktop: turn it off. If you're not using the HTTP or FTP servers: turn them off. Fewer services running, fewer points of entry for possibly intruders to exploit. Aside from locking it down, there are some free and open source products that are OS X friendly you can ...


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I think you're on the right track with iosnoop - but perhaps fs_usage will get to the nub of which specific files are being accessed. Start with sudo fs_usage -w and you can grep for things or perhaps find a stable PID to filter on. If the processes are coming and going too rapidly to track, you might need to fire up instruments or dump the launchd database ...


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I was able to locate the source for these pages. The comments on this question by ioi's were leading in the right direction. The root directory for the app is /usr/share/devicemgr/. The portal is actually a Ruby on Rails app, so there is no direct HTML to edit. However, there are CSS files that can be edited to fit your needs. The CSS files relating to ...


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Ok, I found my error. The sent messages folder is into the same directory of the inbox, under /Library/Server/Mail/Data/..., but it's hidden From Finder and ls as it is named with a . To start the folder name - .../.Sent Messages. My mistake was to copy the contents of the backup folder to the newly created folder without checking the presence of hidden ...


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You have to decide what you want in terms of storage, performance and OS since there is no option to have 2x1TB drives in the $799 model and there's no option to have a 1TB Fusion Drive in the $999 model. Essentially, you're paying $200 more to get OS X Server and for the ability to have a second hard drive (doing it yourself is an option if you can follow ...


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The question is a bit vague, but having generally considered this idea myself here are some equally vague thoughts... Disk Capacity With a NAS you're (generally) limited to N drives, where N is the number of bays. So a 4-bay NAS will never go beyond 4 physical drives (There may be some NASes that allow external drives, I don't know of any though). Your ...


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I've removed shutdown for my lab Macs on OS X Lion. The two commands that should accomplish this are: sudo defaults write /Library/Preferences/com.apple.loginwindow ShutDownDisabled -bool true sudo defaults write /Library/Preferences/com.apple.loginwindow ShutDownDisabledWhileLoggedIn -bool true I've not had 100% success with them, so I've also edited the ...


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You are prompted for an administrator password when you attempt to create or modify a file or folder for which your user account does not have permission to modify. If this is happening within your home directory, it likely means that permissions are mis-set. You could fix this by running the program Disk Utility, selecting your startup drive, and clicking ...


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The difference is a few hundred bucks. Kidding aside, though, there are several differences between the two models. Some differences are that the server version runs off of a Quad-Core i7, has dual 500 GB HDDs and a more powerful graphics processor. Check out the side-by-side comparison here.


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The approach we have used is a simple shared folder containing an Aperture library. I can report that this solution is ok but fragile -- permissions on the shared folder need to be fixed every so often. Dropbox would certainly work in your case, but I suspect that you'll need substantial storage space, which would be rather expensive. If cost weren't ...


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A recipe for deploying iLife 11 using DeployStudio just rolled across my twitter stream, so almost all the credit here goes to Steve Yuroff for the recipe. It is available on github and lists the package names and checksums for verifying the install. https://github.com/swy/iLife-11-InstaDMG-catalog/blob/master/iLife11.catalog


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Mac OS X Server is designed for remote "headless" administration and even initial setup. Server Admin included with the Server Admin Tools provides a GUI interface for server administration tasks as well as the ability to screen share the server desktop remotely. Apple provides a guide: Lion Server: Setting up a remote server.


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You can enable homebrew permissions for more than one user via the admin group, or via any other user group. Here is a slightly expanded recipe to configure this: The group needs to administer the local homebrew install directory. So assign /usr/local to admin group (or your preferred group) and enable group write permissions: chgrp -R admin /usr/local ...


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In iCal create a calendar entry with your resource or location in the invitation. Select the resource and click on the disclosure (the downward pointing triangle). Choose "Copy Invitee Address", your clipboard will have the uuid (unique id) of the resource, something like: urn:uuid:0d426b70-8294-41a7-8b34-c2ee24cde743 Now remove the urn prefix ...


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You could also script a defaults write com.apple.SoftwareUpdate CatalogURL triggered by a network change, such as grepping for ifconfig or scutil's State:/Network/Interface/en0/IPv4. Probably easy to do with Lingon etc as well.


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Another update... I started fresh with a new install of Lion. Updated to 10.7.3 first, having read about everyone's nightmares after this update. Anyway, my Kerberos realm is now set to domain1.com, but Profile Manager still insists on using the incoming server name (hostname.domain1.com)as the email address. I tried using both variables, %email% and ...


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linux mint, whatever the current edition is. It's configured to detect the apple magic trackpad (if you have paired it with the mac mini using os10.x before booting from linux. This is crucial. Booted into Ubuntu using refit and could not type or mouse. I no longer have any wired pointing devices or keyboards at my design studio. Plenty of them at the lab, ...


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Please refer to the answer at Create a Remote Only User in OS X. The last part of that post will use bindfs to mount a user privileged only folder. See below. The whole instruction set is on the blog post referenced or just look at both posts. If someone wants me to duplicate that other post here let me know. Getting in is one thing. Now you have to mount ...



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