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 the installation process, it sticks on "Preparing services". The app keeps respond, but no HDD activity is visible at all. Does somebody encountered the same problem?
Try resetting Server.app permissions:
sudo chown -R root:wheel /Applications/Server.app sudo chmod -R g+rx,o+rx /Applications/Server.app
This has been discussed on this Apple Support Communities thread:
As I am advising you, which you have done already after removing server.app setting. Have you re-download the same app from Apple site? after all this- have you restart your configuration? If no then it might be the reason else yes then you can take a help by visiting here-
Read More: https://support.apple.com/en-in/HT200271