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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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Intermittent SMB/AFP connection issues after switching company network to VLANs

I need a little bit of help to troubleshoot our company network. We have 10+ Macs (different versions) and they are connected to a Mac Server providing a SMB/AFP network share. A few weeks ago, we ...
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Others can't edit a file after creating a file and copying it to Mac Server 5.7.1

Monterey Mac Server 5.7.1, client is on macOS 12.3.1 Monterey, has been given staff read/write access by the server. Creates a file and drops it on the server, copies. Another user with the same ...
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BASH vs Python? Is BASH slow? Or is it On-Site Server?

I'm fairly new to writing scripts, so this might be a really amateur question. My job consists of a lot of copy/sorting/downloading/indexing files on an on site server while I work from home. So ...
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How do I augment Active Directory users in Open Directory?

I've done this in the past, but I barely remember anymore. I'd like to augment Active Directory (AD) users so they're able to use network home folders when the log in to Macs; they don't won't use ...
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Authentication for file sharing fails between Monterey client and server

I have upgraded a macOS Mojave + Server to macOS Monterey + Server. The Monterey Server runs an Open Directory. The macOS Monterey Client is bound to that Open Directory (when I try to remove the LDAP ...
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How do I import Active Directory users to Open Directory?

I believe this is called "magic triangle" or "golden triangle", something like that. It's still referenced with pictures on the Server app 5.4's (the one I'm using) help but the ...
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Is it a good idea to use mac mini as backend server for a medium size business?

Our company is setting up an iOS app where the user sends some data to our backend server and it performs some CPU/ GPU intensive tasks. We are considering either buying a series of mac-minis build ...
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Small Mac Server Overwrites Permissions when Saving Directly to the Server

I have instances where I have files open on Photoshop and if I try to save them my Permissions are revoked I have to manually go change the read/Write permissions for that Enclosing folder and apply ...
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Merging Time Machine Backup to a Server

Thinking about moving my Time Machine backups from a local drive to a server that I'd set up on an old iMac. That way I could back up both my MacBook Pro and a Mac Mini that I will be using as a DB ...
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Remote server running from macOS fails to response until `ssh` connection is attempted

I've run a remote server on the random port 44444 on macOS remote machine, the command to start the server was called from a ssh session, and I've used disown the server process so it could run on the ...
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User, Group and File Sharing: configuration to enable mount (cifs) to Ubuntu with all permissions

In MacOS "El Capitan" - for sharing purposes, the server is MacOS and the client is Ubuntu Was created at Users & Groups: a new user named for example omicron how standard type (and not ...
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Mobile Accounts from OpenDirectory get login refusal on Catalina SMB share

Here's the setup: we're an audio facility and all workstations are Macs. Our user directory is an Open Directory (OD) running on an old XServe 2,1 which runs Mac OS X Server 10.6.8. It's old but it's ...
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Migrating from an old OS X 10.6 Server

I need a little help with migrating from an old OS X 10.6 Server. It's a Mac Pro that currently runs the old Server Admin and Workgroup Manager software. We have over 1000 users with their data stored ...
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NetBoot Server - How to store the netboot images on a shared disk?

I'm a long time user of apple's NetBoot system. Although this system is totally dead on new machines, I still use it from time to time when I'm working on old systems. My home server is a 2012 Mac ...
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MacOS make etc/resolv-conf use secondary dns or rotate

I have a local DNS server (bind9) configured to resolve the fqdm of several servers that I have in my local network, until here everything OK. I put the ip of my local dns server and I can resolve the ...
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How to configure macOS Server 5.11 for CI with XCode?

I have a question. I bought macOS Server from the App Store. I want to achieve this basically: https://developer.apple.com/library/archive/documentation/IDEs/Conceptual/xcode_guide-...
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How to deploy printer with Profile Manager

Good evening, someone know the best practice for deploy printer on a mac with Profile Manager? I have add to my Server on System->Printer the printer with AirPrint and it is recognised, with model ...
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where is "SERVER.APP" in Snow Leopard OSX server?

The textbook answer to stopping the server in OSX Leopard server is to remove the SERVER.APP. Unfortunately I can't find it anywhere, visible or not. Where should I be looking ? Is it's absence ...
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How can I disconnect my profile from a dead OSX Server?

I had a mac mini server with OSX server. The profile I user on my iMac was created on the server, and some groups where on the server, which was also a server for TM backups. For now, the user on the ...
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"Installation requires downloading important content..." error message preventing me installing macOS Big Sur

My device is a late 2013 Macbook Pro and just a week ago I had been running macOS Big Sur. I wanted to pass on my device to someone else so I followed the steps in the below links to make sure all of ...
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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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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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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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OS X Snow Leopard 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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