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Questions tagged [osx-server]

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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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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What is password recoverable in RADIUS server (related to upgrade to macOS 10.14)

I am thinking about migrating from maOS Server to a dedicated opensource RADIUS server. In their Service Migration Guide Apple states the following: "Converting to the open source version allows ...
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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 ...
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OS X Server can't connect to profile manager

We're running a OS X Server since a few years without any problems, but haven't used it for a few months now, bc no changes had to be done and everything was running great. Today we wanted to add a ...
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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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Configuring MAC OS Server on MacBook Pro

I need apple profile manager to manage apple devices (MacBooks, iPhone and iPad). After exploring some articles I learned that it I would need Mac OS Server installed and configured to run Profile ...
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El Capitan server getign grey files when SMB is enabled. Why?

Running Apple server in El Capitan, I periodically get a greyed-out file when a file is copied to the server, but seems to stop wen I turn SMB off. I have Windows and Mac users, so want SMB on. Any ...
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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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OSX Server email IMAP Issues

In my email Server log, I am getting the following confusing entries: 1 May 25 19:47:23 box7.mydomain1.com log[129]: auth: Error: od(myusername,192.168.1.4): Credentials could not be verified, ...
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How to create /dev/null in a jail-environment (chroot)?

In short: I am trying to install BIND9 on OSX inside a jail-environment (chroot) and failing to create a /dev/{null, random} file inside. Since Apple is slowly removing support for DNS, DHCP and more ...
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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 VPN service authentication error

I am running MacOS Server 5.5 on my home Mac (running High Sierra 10.13.4) and wanted to run the VPN service. But when I try to log in from my phone I can't connect. After checking all configurations ...
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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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Is there any software to track user activity on Mac OS Server?

I'm running a Mac server in my office with the following set up Mac Mini with macOS High Sierra 10.13.2 Apple Server 5.4 NAS unit On this system, we have a number of users connecting into it on a ...
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How to manage company Macs?

What is the "Apple" way of managing Macs in company environment? I've red about macOS server and Apple Remote Desktop which seems to share some management features. The later seems a bit dated, at ...
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Problem with XAMPP after installation

I have just installed XAMPP and when I click "start all" nothing actually starts since there is a problem with the some configurations (I do not have any idea of what those lines mean since I am a ...
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Reactivate AFP von Mac High Sierra OS X Server (10.13)

I am having trouble with my High Sierra OS X Server's file sharing volumes. Sometimes the connection is very slow. Other times I can't connect. Then I sometimes have multiple mounted volumes of the ...
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Need help troubleshooting a shell script that won't launch (yes, permissions are 755)

It could be the lateness of the hour, but I can't understand why the following script isn't working. It's directly from the CommuniGate Pro documentation http://www.communigate.com/CGPSophos/#Update, ...
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Anyway to get Mac OS Server to play with in a VM

I work in the IT department at a company that will in the near future be getting a Mac OS Server. Although I'm not in charge of maintaining the server, I thought it might be beneficial for me to at ...
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10.10 Server - Wiki - Can't edit html in wiki posts and font styling problems

We have a 10.10 Server running mainly for the Wiki function. The OS was upgraded from 10.6 a couple years ago I think. I've noticed a couple problems with it and am hoping that someone can help. The ...
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CLI command or script to Download from Server VMware Fusion

I am trying to automate a Mac Deployment for a fleet of MacBooks. Previously this wasn't an issue, we'd just make an image machine, capture with OS X server and deploy to the other Macs. All has now ...
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App Store hangs on Updates tab after High Sierra

I have a Mac Mini that was on Sierra running OS X Server. I finally decided to upgrade to High Sierra today, but after the update ran the App Store will not work. When I open the App Store I get the ...
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iPad Air 2 on iOS 11 after enrolling with Apple MDM profile manager through Apple Configurator 2 is stuck on Remote management screen

I install OS X Server for MDM profile manager on iMac with High Sierra. Then used Apple Configurator 2.5 to enroll 16 iPad Air 2 on iOS11 to the MDM and added wifi Profile. All iPads are showing ...
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Terminal commands in Automator for Profile Manager maintenance

I am using macOS Server to manage our iPads and the Profile Manager is constantly having problems requiring me to stop the service and reboot the server. I also clean out the completed and non-...
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How to set macOS Server to prevent DNS zone transfer?

macOS Server 10.12.6 documentation says that we should prevent arbitrary zone transfers out of our DNS server, and that the way to do this is to firewall port 53 for anyone not on our LAN, with ...
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Check conncetion to AFP server through bash

Is there any way to programmatically check if a connection is established to an afp server? I have tried pinging the server but that always results in a timeout. So far the only workaround that I've ...
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Certain users cannot connect to Apple Server through AFP

I'm running into some issues with an Apple server running Server OS 10.4.11. There are 43 users in the workgroup manager, all with access to a RAID-server on that machine. Recently, a few of the users ...
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Modern MacOS Server Restrictions [closed]

So I see I can purchase macOS Server in the Mac App Store for about £20. This is all well and good, but very different to the way things used to work. By purchasing the server app on the app store, ...
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How to review macOS 10.12 Server documentation without installing?

I can't find any substantial documentation for macOS 10.12 Sierra Server with Google. I've got a couple tutorials (which are entirely useless for my needs), a bunch of marketing info, but what I'm ...
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Mac server MDM profile manager enrollment problem

I use mac os server to active the Profile Manager and Open Directory. And I want to enroll our devices to the server Why My ipad and iphone always get the error: Profile Installation Failed The ...
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WebDAV write permissions in macOS Server 5

I have a Mac Mini running macOS Sierra (10.12.6) and Server 5 (5.3.1), and an iMac running the same software. Both are connected to the same router/DSL modem. The Mini hosts web pages that can be ...