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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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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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Mac OS X Server user can't change password

I have non-admin users who need to change their password. The passwd command is apparently limited to administrators. On the Server website, there's a change password link, but it doesn't work, and ...
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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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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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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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Apache keeps saying: You configured HTTP(80) on the standard HTTPS(443) port!

I have configured an SSL web site using the macOS Server app (version 5.3). When I examine the Apache log, I see this message (twice): [ssl:warn] [pid 4120] AH01916: Init: (mydomain.net:443) You ...
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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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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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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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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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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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How can I remove the OSX server?

I have installed a OSX server a long time ago for testing purpose. It shows up in my App Store However I cannot install update on my iMac that's running El Capitan due to this error message: I ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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How can I launch a daemon process as a specified user at boot without an interactive login?

I'm trying to setup a TeamCity Build Agent on a Mac Mini Server running 10.7.3. I have successfully got it running and building but only if I login and launch the process manually. We'd prefer to ...
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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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What is assistantd?

Ever since I upgraded to OS X Mountain Lion and installed OS X Server, I keep getting prompts for my Keychain password from a process called assistantd. I'm pretty sure that it's an OS X process, but ...
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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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PackageMaker alternative?

I am looking for something to create .pkg files to use with System Image Utility. The old school PackageMaker that was included in Xcode Aux tools make be causing errors in Yosemite so I am wanting to ...
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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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Force the resolution on a headless mac mini server

I have a Mac Mini server running Mavericks. It has no monitor connected. I use Remote Desktop on my laptop (also running Mavericks) for I/O to my server. When I use Remote Desktop and go Full ...
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.smbdelete files accumulating on server share

I manage a very modest macOS server (Late 2014 Mac Mini, Mac OS 10.12.4, Server 5.3) that supports several sharepoints for about 20 clients - a mix of macOS and Windows. I typically have my work ...
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Using OS X Server resources on non-Macs

I currently have two Mac Mini servers with several Mac clients and everything works well (DNS, Open Directory, Contacts/Calendar/Messaging, File Sharing, Time Machine, etc). I'm open to introducing ...
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How do I find out the hostname of my Mac OS X server?

I'm trying to connect with mysql_connect using PHP. I was wondering how to find the hostname when I turn my MacBook into a server by turning on the personal webpage. I have Apache, MySQL and PHP ...
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Shut down Mac Server when APC 1400 battery is nearly empty

I'm running OS X Server on a Mac Mini. I'm powering the server via an APC 1400 (one of the older, beige ones). It has a serial connector, so I assume it could possibly interface with the Mac Mini via ...
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You do not have the necessary read, write and append privileges on the selected network backup disk

I have OSX Server running on a mac mini in my home. I've been using it for doing Time Machine backups from my MacBook. This worked fine until I changed the password for my user account on the mac ...
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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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How to DNS resolve also subdomains to same host as the domain itself using wildcards?

We have a local DNS server running for development purposes. But it seems not to resolve subdomains to the same destination ip as the domain itself. As I figured out so far, we need to configure each ...
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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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Snow Leopard Server 10.6.8 under Fusion 7.1.3 on Sierra 10.12.2

I have seen posts like Snow Leopard Server in Fusion VM: installation keeps failing on how to install Snow Leopard Server 10.6.8 on a VMware VM, but as best I can tell, the recommended solution is to ...
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No boot-args in nvram

After seeing this question regarding the serverperfmode nvram boot-arg, I thought I would check my server to see its status: $ nvram boot-args nvram: Error getting variable - 'boot-args': (iokit/...
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Duplicate birthdays in Calendar but only on Mac

I have my birthdays stored in my contacts. As of late I see duplicate entries for each birthday in my Calendar on the Mac. On my iOS devices they only show up once. When I deactivate my contacts ...
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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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Profile manager pending on some devices

I have this problem that most of the options in the system preferences are greyed out, even when I log in as an admin. But I need to log in to my iCloud account to get some software to run on these ...
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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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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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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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Problems with creating Open Directory Replica on OS X Server 5.1

Background: Two Macs which are running the same Operation System: Mac OS X 10.11.6, OS X Server 5.1. When I try to set up the second Mac as a replica server, it always shows an error as the ...
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Cant install OS X Sierra: requires OS X Server update?

I have a late 2012 Mac Mini, whose compatibility with Sierra I have verified. The Mac Mini is currently on OS X El Capitan. I am trying to update it to Sierra and when I get to the step of selecting ...
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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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OS X Server & Time Machine for Active Directory Users

In my setup, we have an OS X server, where the machine is bound to our Active Directory domain. I am able to log onto the machine using AD users/credentials locally, with no problems. However, when ...
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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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How can I setup my mac (OS X Yosemite) as an internet gateway

It should be possible, but I searched for a day and cannot get a decent HowTo. There seemed to be a Gateway Setup Assistant, but the Wikipedia link only goes to the server app now. Maybe it is easier ...