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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Using Server 5.0.15 to share internet WITHOUT internet sharing

I am running a mid 2010 MacMini as a server. OS X 10.11.3 and Server 5.0.15. I am connecting to the internet on the built in Ethernet (Ethernet) and have a USB to GigaBit Ethernet adapter (Ethernet 2) ...
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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 ...
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Restart Screen Sharing Service on Mac mini Server

I'm running Mac OS X (think it's Snow Leopard - 10.6.7) on a Mac mini. I'm trying to connect remotely from an iMac (this has been working fine in the past, for some time). When I click "Share Screen......
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Is it still possible to purchase a license for Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard Server from Apple?

Mac OS X Server 10.6 Snow Leopard Server is no longer for sale at the Apple Store website. Mac OS X Server software licenses were sold as a separate full operating system from Apple until 10.7 Lion, ...
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What does serverperfmode=1 actually do on macOS?

Turning it on is described here but there are no details. There is a vague description: Performance mode changes the system parameters of your Mac. These changes take better advantage of your ...
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Disable password authentication on SSH server on OS X Server 10.8

I want to disable the password authentication of the SSH server on my OS X Server. this should be done in /etc/sshd_config, right? But I’m not sure which setting I should change…
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How can i reset my Terminal?

just some time ago i installed the OS X Server app on my mac and since this day it always appears server as the chosen directory in my terminal. But because i dont really like the Server application ...
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Getting notified when someone logs into a server using SSH or Remote Desktop

I have a mac mini server running OS X Lion Server 10.7.3. It pretty much runs unattended without problems. However, the server is under constant "attack" according to the logs. The firewall and ...
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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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Disable OS X Server's shutdown prompt?

I've just installed OS X Server. Whenever I try to shut it down (as a local interactive user), I keep seeing a prompt that requires me to enter an admin's name and password before proceeding with the ...
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How can I get Time Machine to back up the contents of a FileVault while logged in?

Disclaimer: this question and answer are targeted to the Snow Leopard implementation of FileVault where the user home folder is only encrypted in a bundle. Lion's implementation of FileVault doesn't ...
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Cleanup apache config for Lion Server

I have installed Lion Server on my box. (broke my existing VPN setup, and I wanted to play around with it). I had a bunch of stuff already setup in apache (some webdav for omnifocus, ical, etc). ...
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How do I prevent OS X Server from issuing dynamic DHCP leases?

Prior to "upgrading" to Mountain Lion Server, I used OS X Server as my DHCP server. The purpose of the configuration I had was to provide MAC filtering, assigning static leases based on hardware MAC ...
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Mac OS X Server ignores remote HTTP connections, but accepts local ones

I cannot get Mac OS X Server's web server to accept connections from other machines on the same LAN. This is on OS X 10.8.2, running on a Mac mini which originally shipped with Lion Server. I can ...
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emond keeps me locked out of my server via SSH

I've been grappling with emond (and maybe afctl) all afternoon, and I'm trying to figure out how to fix this. Basically, I'm trying to SSH into my Mac Mini server (10.9.5 with Server 3.2.2) but I keep ...
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Configure the OS X Server from .pkg postinstall script

I make a .pkg-installer for a product that extends the Apache server in OS X. From the postinstall script in the .pkg I'm currently able to configure the default setup of Yosemite and El Capitan, by ...
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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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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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getting mod_rewrite to work on Mac OS X

I'm trying to get mod rewrite to work on my Mac. This is the content of the .htaccess file: <Files *\.ini> order allow,deny deny from all </Files> RewriteEngine on RewriteRule .* ...
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How to make spotlight index files shared over AFP

I'm sharing a local folder on a 10.8.5 Mac Mini server via AFP. The share is set to allow a certain user group to write to it. When users in this group place files in the directory, they are owned by ...
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Uninstall OS X Server completely in Yosemite

I recently run the OS X Server app on Yosemite. Now each time I shutdown or restart my mac, it asking for administrator password. I don't want to run my MacBook Pro as a server. I ran this app just to ...
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How to setup a Mac (Mini 2015) without a monitor (or mouse or keyboard)?

I would like to complete the initial setup of a Mac Mini (2015) without having to use an external monitor (or a mouse or keyboard). I do have a MacBook Pro available in case this would help (and from ...
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Configuring OS X 10.7 Lion Server to serve Rails Apps via Apache

I have a number of Rails Apps working just great under Snow Leopard, but would like to migrate these to Lion. However, like many others, the rug has been pulled from under my feet by the changes that ...
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Differences between Snow Leopard Server and Desktop?

I have a friend who is wanting to get a Mac Mini to do iPad development. He says the server version is cheaper than the desktop version. I've only ever used the desktop version. Is there any reason ...
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Not able to access localhost via local IP

I want to connect to my local Web Server (NodeJS server) which runs on my MacBook with my iPhone. On my Mac I can access the server via http://localhost:3000/. Now all it should take is to replace ...
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Is Apple's Screen Sharing tool secure?

I've been using Apple's screen sharing tool to connect from a client to an Xserve for a while and it's just occurred to me that doing so might be quite a bad idea! I know VNC is inherently insecure ...
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Device enrollment fails, error: server certificate is invalid

I have an Xserve running 10.7.2 Server fully patched today. We have a valid SSL from GoDaddy installed. Lion's firewall is off, hardware firewall is not blocking any traffic. From an iPad I can ...
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How should I schedule a one off job?

Context: I want to schedule various servers I look after to install various updates (both through SU and not) and restart as and when necessary but remotely and out of office hours. Not on a regular ...
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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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Apache 2 `UserDir` problem in OS X Mountain Lion (10.8) Server after upgrade from Lion (10.7)

I had a Mac under OS X Lion. I upgrade it to Mountain Lion, and buy the OS X Server software in the AppStore. Since the beginning, I use the Apache version bundled in Mac OS, and it work fine. But ...
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Unable to use SSL or TLS to access OpenDirectory ldap server

I am unable to connect with my openserver system using SSL/TLS connection. There are no issues communicating without SSL on port 389 and can connect and retrieve directory information without issue. ...
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Dropbox + Mac Mini Server = Syncing Issues

In our office, we use Dropbox business as a cloud; All of our files exist on a Mac Mini Server we use inside the office as a local repository for all of our Dropbox files. We then have Dropbox sync ...
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Mac OS X Server 10.6.7: Disable Apache?

I'm doing some Rails dev, and I'm trying to get Pow running. After making the appropriate symlink, if I try to go to idealm_web.dev/ (idealm_web being the name of my Rails project), I get this: I was ...
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Xserve(s): should I reinstall OS X

I have 2 Xserve servers running OS X Server 10.6.4 with the following hardware configuration: They each have Xserve RAID cards and drives. I have recently moved them from a data center, where they ...
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Mac OS X Server: automount encrypted drive before login

I have a 4TB Mac OS Extended (Journaled, Encrypted) hard drive hanging off a Mac OS X Lion (soon to be Mountain Lion) Server that is dedicated to networked Time Machine backups. I'd like to be able ...
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Slapd daemon can't start: TLS init def ctx failed: -1

Yesterday I had to restart my Mac OS X Lion Server and after reboot I observed that I do not have any connection to my LDAPv3 on the localhost as well as no users available in Server application. ...
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ETA for WorkGroup Manager 10.10

Anybody have any idea if / when Apple is planning on releasing WorkGroup Manager for 10.10? I dug around Google but couldn't find anything. Otherwise, I'm not upgrading.
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Lion Server: Is Mobility in Workgroup Manager related to Profile Manager in the Server.app?

I'm about to set upon a difficult task -- well, difficult for me anyway: Lion Server and Profile Manager with an eye toward managing a couple of MacBooks that will be taken out of the office from time-...
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Does Yosemite still allow “per-user” Screen Sharing?

According to answers to questions on superuser and serverfault, OS X Lion had the ability to allow multiple users to simultaneously log in from other Macs and get a VNC session with their own desktop ...
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Using Software Update Server

I'm using Mavericks Server to serve Apple Software Updates to my various Macs. Apparently, I have to point the client at the server, specifying my URL "e.g. http://su.domain_name.com:8088/index....
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New stats file created every 20 seconds in /var/log/com.apple.launchd.peruser.94?

My machine consumes all CPU for one or two hours processing some systemstats. So far I work around that by regularly cleaning the huge amount of data in /private/var/db/systemstats/ Now I noticed, ...
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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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Do i need a seperate dedicated machine to run osx server or can i use some features running it from my MBP

We've got 5 desktop devices in our organization which im currently managing using a remote connection client or physically by sitting at each machine. Each change i make such as an update / settings ...
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Why did an “Untitled” partition appear that uses up half the disc space and how do I get rid of it?

On a Mac OS X Server, I realized today that the 1TB disk has all of the sudden two partitions, both of them around 500GB large: 1TB APPLE HDD ST1000LM024 Macintosh HD2: Mount Point: / ...
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How to work remotely as a multiuser enviroment on Xcode, deployed on a Mac mini server

I have many windows and mac system users in my office & and mac users use Xcode for development. I have a mac mini server with 16GB RAM, i want to use it as a xcode server, means is that possible ...
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Mac mini Mac OS 10.6 server migration to new hardware

I have a Mac Mini with Mac OS X 10.6 Server installed. It has two external drives attached to it. One is for Time Machine and other contains data. I have bought the latest Mac Mini with Mac OS X 10.7 ...
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macOS native VPN can't cifs:// into file server on another network

I have configured the macOS' native VPN to connect from location (a) to location (b), and now I would like to access the Thecus file storage server I have at location (b). Accordingly, pressing cmdK ...
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How to add a wildcard host entry to Mac OS X Server's DNS

I have set up a Mavericks Mac OS X Server machine for my lab, and I am using the DNS service for my own domain. Without getting into too many complicated details, I need to populate this local DNS ...
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Should I install Mac OS X Snow Leopard Server?

I will be using Mac OS X Server to hold an email server, web hosting, DNS and iOS and Mac development and I was wondering if you guys think Mac OS X Snow Leopard would do me just fine or if Server ...