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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 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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List of “serveradmin command” commands

tl;dr: Is there a list of serveradmin command *:* commands ? On mac servers, serveradmin can be quite useful; especially when sending commands to its services, such as serveradmin command smb:command ...
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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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Macs and local DNSMasq - clients keep forgetting results given by local DNS

I have a number of Mac OS X El Capitan and macOS Sierra clients whose DHCP configurations give them the local IP address of a DD-WRT router with DNSMasq setup within my LAN. This is so I can use ...
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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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Are there any low-level settings in local Directory Service that can increase the blocking time after typing wrong password?

I find there's a global policy that can temporarily block/disable a user (only 1 minute) after authenticating with wrong passwords a few times. But what I want to do is to increase that 1 minute to a ...
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Inheriting Duplicate Time Machine Backup Sparsebundle on macOS Server Time Machine Server

I am running macOS Server and using the Time Machine service. I have a Drobo attached via Firewire 800. I've been backing up my workstations and laptops to it for about 2 years and have built-up ...
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Routing to/from VPN to WAN

I'm running a Mac Mini server, IP 192.168.2.2. When users connect remotely, often they have issues because their network at home (or wherever) happens to also be 192.168.2.x. So I instructed server....
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What is the difference between the “Local Network” and “Local Network and VPN” options in Server

I'm trying to understand what the difference is between these three options, and more to the point, I'm trying to determine which one is right for me. I'm aware that there is a difference in ...
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NetInstall fails when downloading kernelcache

When trying to boot a NetInstall or NetRestore image over the network all works fine until the client tries to download the kernelcache file. At block 3005, the client keeps sending ACKs for block ...
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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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.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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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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tlsv1 alert protocol version when connecting via SSL to OS X Server

How can I re-enable TLS 1.1 and 1.0 on server 5.3 with macOS 10.12.4 in the short term while I evaluate all the clients that aren't ready for TLS 1.2? If you jump to the bottom, attempts to change ...
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How to refuse DHCP Server to change my hostname?

I was not able to refuse changing my hostname by DHCP Server on Mac Book. None of these solutions below worked for me: How can I stop Mac OS X overriding my hostname when I receive a DHCP request on ...
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Mac mini Server Password Locked

I purchased a large inventory of office furniture with IT equipment. The Mac mini server I received is password locked and I can't get in. When I start the computer I have an option for Admin or ...
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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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OSX server 5.2 VPN type missing

OSX server 5.2 is supposed to have this drop-down menu "Configure VPN for" but I don't have it. I'm not able to select the type of VPN at all, I'm not sure why : how can I have this option back?
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Does macOS Server 5 support permanent version storage?

2012-08-13: OS X Server: "The document 'file name' is on a volume that does not support permanent version storage" alert (affected: Lion Server, OS X Server (Mountain Lion)) 2014-11-14: OS X Server: "...
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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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Fixing error 73 AND Open Directory without Internet

I have been messing with an old PowerMac G4 running OSX 10.5 Leopard Server trying to get Open Directory running on a small network I set up for testing purposes. I can't find anything useful online ...
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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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Mac Clients getting IP address out of DHCP range when Net Restoring

I have a Mac Server setup to reimage my Mac Clients and it has been working great since 10.9. My server environment is primarily windows with the exception of a few Mac servers (Imaging, Printing, ...
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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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localhost is always responding with “Connection refused: localhost:80”

I've been working with the integrated webserver of OS X El Capitan for a while now. I am developing a website project and thus, this was the perfect solution for me. I was starting the local server ...
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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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How to fix system.log filling up with servermgrd "Record of type dsRecTypeStandard:Config named 'ServicesInformation101004'?

Record of type dsRecTypeStandard:Config ... already exists in /Local/Default I passed by a Mac OS X Leopard server (10.5.8) that is no longer accessible via SSH neither ARD. CPU load is maxing out ...
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Profile Manager not sending email invitations

After installing a new copy of OSX Server I started the Profile Manager and wanted to add some users and enroll them for the VPP Managed Distribution (I am already registered for VPP). In the VPP ...
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How to configure maximum IMAP connections in Mac OS X Server (El Capitan)?

In previous Mac OS X versions (to El Capitan), you could administrate mail server settings in the app called Server Admin. In El Capitan, all I have access to is the Server.app. In there are only very ...
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macOS Sierra SSH Active Directory login not working

I have a really strange problem with my macOS Sierra Server. It is connected to the Active Directory server and limited access to the login window only for few people. This is working without any ...
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PHP will not run from command line

When trying to run a PHP script from inside Terminal, the script is just echoed to stdout. This happens if the script is executed directly (first line #!/usr/bin/php) called as an argument (/usr/bin/...
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Time Machine keeps asking me to create a new backup, even after I fixed the sparsebundle [duplicate]

I repaired my Sparsebundle on my Time Machine server using these instructions. I edited the com.apple.TimeMachine.MachineID.plist file and the com.apple.TimeMachine.MachineID.bckup as one of the ...
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How to setup Mac mini server for remote access?

I'm a web developer and I have a Mac mini (late 2009) that I can leave always on in order to run it as a web server for my clients' sites that I work on (before I upload them to their servers). Do ...
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How to buy and/or download OS X Server 4

I am upgrading an older server. It was running Mavericks (10.9) and just upgraded to Yosemite (10.10). However, when I try to upgrade the Server app, the only option I have is the new macOS Server, ...
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How to fix the OS X Server “LibClamAV Error: mpool_malloc(): Attempt to allocate 8388608 bytes.” reboot loop?

Since last friday (October 21st, 2016) a reboot of both 10.6 (Snow Leopard Server) and 10.7 (Lion Server) result in numerous repetitions of the logged error message: LibClamAV Error: mpool_malloc():...
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Java 6 runtime environment & old Filemaker pro

Have an older large environment running FileMaker Pro 10, on OSX 10.7. It's got: java version "1.6.0_65" Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.6.0_65-b14-462-11M4609) Java HotSpot(TM) 64-...
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How to upgrade to macOS Server from server running OS X 10.9.5 and OS X Server 3.2.2

How do I upgrade to macOS Server from a server running OS X 10.9.5 and OS X Server 3.2.2? I would assume that I simply upgrade the OS X to macOS, then buy/download/install the macOS Server app from ...
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Will OSX Server coordinate parental controls time limits across machines?

I have kids with set daily time limits via Parental Controls (e.g. they can only use the computer for 2 hours a day during the week between certain times). At the moment, they have separate accounts ...
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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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RADIUS log not visible in Console under macOS Sierra

We only have Radiusconfig log viewable in Console, but the Radiuslog is not visible. Although it exists under /private/var/log/radius. In older operating system versions the RADIUS log was greyed out ...
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How to use RADIUS with macOS Server?

We have a Mac Mini Server (macOS 10.12) with Server App (5.2) configured (Open Directory and DNS Server Services active, the network is on static IP). We used to have one Airport Extreme configured ...
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SMB “home drive” mounts not being auto-mounted at ldap login, Mounts setup in User-group profiles

In Profile Manager to mount the default home drives set for the User in Server.app, you mark a checkbox "Add Network Home," but then. Does anyone know which plist in the system, etc, that is actually ...
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How to access WebDAV shared folder on Mac OS X Server

Mac OS X Server supports WebDAV and allows iPhones/iPads to connect, store and retrieve files. While Mac OS X can access WebDAV servers from the Finder using "Connect to Server" (Command+K) ...
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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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External USB drive keeps disconnecting randomly

I use a Mac mini as a Server and have two OWC MiniStacks attached to it. The Ministacks are connected via USB3 and are underneath the Mac mini. The Ministack in the middle started disconnecting ...
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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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OS X Server no longer externally available for CalDav after Update from 10.6.8 to 10.11.6

Weird issue here, after updating my client's OS X Server from 10.6.8 to 10.11.6, I can no longer reach my calendar server externally. My client's router is port forwarding to my server 8443 and 8008 ...
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Permission issue on Yosemite server

I have an old Mid 2010 Mac Pro running Yosemite that I am using as a server, and have a shared folder that should be accessible by anyone on the network. Well, it's accessible, all right...but any ...
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Apple Server.app setup hangs on `Preparing Mail service…`

Each time I attempt to install Apple's Server.app, I get a hang at the point wherein it says, Preparing Mail service.... I am trying to set this up via both the GUI and the shell (sudo /Applications/...