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Covers all stand-alone Mac OS X Server versions, which includes 10.0 through 10.6 Snow Leopard. Use [server.app] for Server questions on Lion 10.7 and newer.

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server-staus in Apache on Catalina: Can't get past “client denied ” error

I'm trying to configure /server-status on my Apache vhosts setup. I have https running, and the vhosts. The Mac is running its own httpd, but with my configurations. Everything works as it should, ...
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Whither macOS Server 5.3.6 installer?

Until a week ago, I was happily running macOS Server 5.3.6 on High Sierra. My hard drive failed, resulting in an eternal beachball instead of restarting. So, I put a clean copy of High Sierra 10.13.6 ...
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Finder does not recognize all sharepoints available, opens only 1 that was previously mouned by default

Finder does not recognize all sharepoints available, opens only 1 that was previously mouned by default; runing macOS Catalina 10.15.5 acting as client connecting to AFP File Server running Mac OS ...
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Problem with local file server connection dialogue

I am running a Mac Pro (mid 2012) and a Mac mini file server. The Mac Pro is running Mojave and the mac mini is running El Capitan. I connect to the Mac mini server using SMB (AFP doesn't work for ...
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How to change the version of PHP used in the web browser on the OS X Server?

I am running OS X 10.12.6 on a Mac mini as a server that includes a WordPress site in addition to several web apps that utilize PHP, but version 5.6 is the one installed. I have been doing ...
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Rstudio Server in Mac Mojave

I am trying to install Rstudio Server in Mac mini running on macOS Mojave. I followed this link to build Rstudio server from the source. I also looked at this link. I could successfully install it ...
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macOS Server: How to sign enrollment profiles?

I am wondering how to sign enrollment profiles for macOS Server. Ideally, I would like to avoid paying money. In any case, how do you do it?
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MacBook Pro suddenly can't make file sharing connections

A very strange situation regarding network access to my home machines: I have 3 Macs on an internal network: Mac1: MacBook Pro, running 10.15.1, and, eventually, 10.15.2 (see below) Mac2: MacBook ...
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Is macOS Mojave (and up?) doing extra network blocking compared to macOS High Sierra?

I have two computers on the same LAN: old: macOS High Sierra + Server.app new: macOS Mojave + Server.app Both have the Application Firewall turned off When I run nc -l 8082 on one I can connect to ...
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Change PHP on MacOS Server, High Sierra

I am using MacOS Server 5.6.1 running on a Mac Mini with High Sierra (10.13.6. It works completely fine and I've been hosting few Wordpress websites on it without any major troubles for couple of ...
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Mac OS X Server failing to install the MDM SCEP

Hello, I am trying to set up a lab in my house to get a sense and understanding of how Mac OS X Server Application works and in the specific how the Profile Manger service works and how can I enroll ...
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Remember active-directory user id while connection with AD server is down

I've got my computer connected to active directory server that is identifiable only through vpn or from my local work subnet. However, I wish to work offline as well so I wonder how to configure my ...
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Setting up Open Directory for already existing user accounts

I work for a small business, for the few years we've been running we've had individual MacBooks with local user accounts. We need to formalise this a bit in order to get an industry security ...
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How old a Mac can be upgraded with OS X Server to provide full Time Machine Server to Mojave?

I have been a faithful customer of Time Capsules for the last 10 years as I have found them to be the perfect accessory to a laptop, but now Apple has discontinued the product and essentially refers ...
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How to install Windows 10 partition on macOS X Server 10.6.8 without bootcamp?

I have a Mac Pro with macOS X Server 10.6.8. I want to install a Windows 10 partition without Bootcamp. Is there a way to do that?
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macOS won't boot into Recovery mode, need to reset admin password

My Mac Pro running Mac OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.8 won't boot into Recovery or Internet mode. I want to reset the password for the admin account as I have forgotten it for all users. I also would like ...
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Stop AD account Accessing Server shares

I have an Mac server running 10.13.6 on the latest build: 17G7024 I have been trying to sort out a few of its problems. But I have come across this this weird bug that I can't seem to fix. If I ...
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How to get macOS Server download code in Apple Developer Portal?

As I recall, macOS Server used to be available to download for free via a redeem code to Apple Developers enrolled in paid Apple Developer Program. However, after the latest redesign of the Apple ...
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How to create /etc/certificates/*.{cert,chain,concat,key}.pem files without reboot?

I am trying to move from Comodo to Let's Encrypt certificates on OS X Server (10.7). Something in Apple's server.app and ServerAdmin.app is broken. I can see and select newly imported certificates in ...
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macOS Server VPN (L2TP) speeds choking on Mac Pro, but not Macbook Pro

I have a MacOS Server (10.12.6) set up running a VPN server at one location (site A). I have a Mac Pro (10.12.6) and Macbook Pro (10.14.5 beta 3) running at a second location (site B). Both sites have ...
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Can I Open Port 443 on my MacMini without using the Server App?

I'm using an AT&T router where I have port 443 open. I did a port scan and it does not show 443 open. I have the firewall open with all the default options listed that Allow incoming connections. ...
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Online Open Directory services? Can we install profiles before setting up Macs?

So we're setting up a subsidiary company in another country, and we will be needing a bunch of Mac Minis that some part-time (hourly) employees will use. The employees will be rotating between the ...
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ports 80 and 443 suddenly closed on macos server

short story Ports 80 & 443 seems to be closed on my MacOS Server (checked with Network Utility) -- cannot access any website from both local network and internet. Have restarted the websites ...
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Large external HD array for a Mac mini with RAID to run the Mac mini as a NAS

I'm looking at getting a NAS to store about 12 TB of data (but would like expansion options in future). The main purpose of the NAS would be to: Backup Have cloud files like Google drive and ...
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How to deploy a .pkg with Profile Manager

I need to deploy the Microsoft Office 2019 suite to a bunch of MacBooks. I only use Profile Manager (part of MacOS Server) and am struggling to figure out how to do this successfully. I've ...
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Troubleshot rebooting Mac mini server

I have a Mac mini running 10.13.6 as a server. Time Machine homebridge File Server Content caching Netinstall Xcode running VMware Fusion with Linux guest system Since a few weeks, the whole ...
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Launch daemon not running on boot

I've been following the migration guide for macOS Server and have gotten stuck with the launch .plist for the BIND (named) DNS server. If I name the file the recommended org.isc.named.plist the ...
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MacBook Pro 2011 Server

My 2011 Mbp has one of the ill fated AMD GPU's that through some clever work of the people on here is chugging along on its integrated GPU. My question is there a way to set this up for future use as ...
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Improve file transfer performance over VPN

I have two Apple machines: a server and a client. Both are running the newest builds of macOS Sierra 10.12.6. The “server” machine is running macOS Server running VPN and file sharing. Both machines ...
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Can I use a letsencrypt certificate to secure macOS High Sierra Server Open Directory?

I have services (mail, web) on macOS High Sierra Server protected with a letsencrypt certificate and that works fine. I'd like to extend that use of letsencrypt to Open Directory, to fully get rid of ...
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NetBoot Server Alternatives for macOS 10.14 Mojave?

Apple has removed, among many other things, DHCP serving and NetBoot Serving from their 'server' app in conjunction with the new OS. This won't affect 99.5% of people but I'm in the minority. I fix ...
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Which NetBoot Server Am I Booted From?

Is there a way I can tell which NetBoot server a client machine has booted off of, from within the client machine itself? This is kind of an obscure question, but I am in an environment that has two ...
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Mac Server app: Network users have proper permissions but Network Groups are unable to make changes to files

I have a network group (all company users) that has full read/write access to all files on the Share but for some reason users continue to only have read permission. If I add the network users ...
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Where to configure Time Machine quota when backing up to Mac Server

We use a Mac Server in another subnet as a Time Machine target for some of our MacBooks (macOs 10.13). Despite the manual configuration caused by the server being on a different subnet, this setup ...
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macOS Server mail forward to external domain fails

I have macOS Server 5.6.1 setup on macOS High Sierra (10.13). It serves as a mail server for my local domain mydomain.com and works correctly. I have one particular user myuser@mydomain.com setup to ...
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No Reboot on MacPro using a new Samsung 860 EVO SSD

From the standard hard disk I can start, restart, and shutdown with no issues. From the new Samsung EVO 860 I can start and shutdown, but I can NOT restart. It freezes with a black screen. If I remove ...
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Should virtualize within MacOS or use a Hypervisor like VMWARE ESXi

I have a Mac Mini late 2012, 16GB ram with 500GB disk, multiple (3) gigabit NICs, and some external USB3.0 drives. My requirements for guest OS are: One Macos High Sierra with Server.app One ...
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How to set up WebDAV (with wfsctl) on macOS High Sierra with Server 5.6.1?

After having upgraded to High Sierra with Server 5.6.1 I want to recreate the WebDAV shares I had. I've used wfsctl to create a share point. The share point has ACL for a specific user. So far so good ...
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Using Apple Remote Desktop to view External HD files

Can I have my Macbook Pro offsite access my other Macbook Pro at home using the Apple Remote Desktop? (Or if you know of another better way to access, let me know.) If so, can the Macbook Pro at ...
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Can /etc/apache2 directory on Sierra work on High-Sierra?

My question is related to the following: "Apache not working with user Sites folder on macOS 10.13 High Sierra" I installed High-Sierra over Sierra, and all my localhost/~username/pages were ...
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Change managed mobile account with server 5.2

So I have an account on my iMac (Sierra 10.12.6) which was managed by a mac mini with mac OS Server (5.2). Actually, it's always considered Admin, Managed, Mobile open the iMac (even if I don't ...
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How to access masOS apache localhost from other devices on lan?

I have MBP with masOS Sierra. I’ve configured Apache server and mysql. I’m not using xampp or some other tool. I want to access my localhost on my iPhone. I’ve tried many different ways mostly ...
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How to inherit sparsebundle on macOS Server Time Machine service?

I am using macOS Server's Time Machine service to centralize backups for my mac workstations/laptops. One of the laptops hasn't been backed-up since upgrading to a new MacBook Pro (using Migration ...
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Allowing HTTP connections to connect with iCal (SSL error)

While attempting to connect to my iCal via another laptop I get an SSL error that looks like this: Now I read somewhere that you can fix this by adding an NSAppTransportSecurity key to a plist, I've ...
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importing Apple Wiki - error 27 when running wikiadmin command

I exported Apple Wiki data on an Apple server running 10.10 using the command 'wikiadmin'. It exported successfully. I copied the exported data over to a new Apple 10.13 server and am trying to use ...
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Imaging issue DeployStudio

I have got all of it set up and imaging went through without a problem, but at the last stage system log showed an error mounting AFPS volume. When the system rebooted, a folder with ? mark showed on ...
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Is it possible to manage Parental Controls on Mobile Accounts at all?

I am using macOS Sierra on clients and macOS Sierra with Server 5.3.1 on my server. I need to set Parental Controls for a user (or group of). I have created a special Group of users in Server.app, ...
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Is it possible to setup user/device management without enrolling in a paid Apple program?

I am using macOS server and a couple of macOS and iOS devices. I want to start managing settings centrally with Profile Manager (e.g. mail settings, VPN settings, parental controls) but I have gotten ...
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macOS Server App no longer saves Websites settings

I have configured about a dozen virtual sites in the Server app under Websites. It suddenly occurred that when I edit one of these websites (no matter what I edit), I click on Save and nothing happens....
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How to store and retrieve S/MIME certificates in Open Directory (LDAP) of macOS Server?

Is it possible to use the Open Directory of the macOS Server app to store and retrieve S/MIME (X.509) certificates with the user data? Background: I would like to share our public S/MIME ...

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