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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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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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Mac Mini running El Capitan Server unresponsive

I have a Mac mini (Late 2012), 2.3 GHz Intel Core i7 Processor, 4 GB 1600 MHz DDR3 Memory that runs OS X Server 5.1.7. Three times recently (I think since the upgrade to Server 5.1.7), the machine ...
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Is Mac OS X Server 10.6 upgradeable to latest Desktop OS X (without Sever.app)

Around 2010, my boss purchased a Mac mini Server with 10.6. (Macmini3, 2.53 GHz Core 2 Duo, 4 GB RAM) This server was retired last week. Is the Server License (unlimited client) eligible to upgrade ...
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Where is the dns server configuration file located in OS X Server App on OS X El Capitan?

What is the dns server bundled with OS X Server app on OS X El Capitan and where is the configuration file located? For some reason Server App crashes and the only service I tried to configure is DNS....
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How to clear list of servers “Choose a mac” list in OS X Server App

How can I clear the "Choose a Mac" list? I have 3 entries of the same machine, same ip address but different host names? I have the latest OS X Server 5.1 installed on a Mac mini with a static ip ...
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Nsurl error domain (1012) subscribing MDM Server

I'm trying to manage iPads with an own MDM-server. I configured the ProfileManagement but it doesn't work (anymore).. I always get an Nsurl error domain 2012 when trying to prepare the iPad (on the ...
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OS X Server MailBox size expand

I'm running OS X Server app version 5.1. I have mail configured for all my users. I have a default value of 200 MB for each mail box, as the server is only 256 GB. Is there any way to change the mail ...
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OS X Server: Open Directory PasswordService crashes

I'm running an OS X 10.9 Server (it's a Mac Mini) that is providing a few services (iCal, VPN, file sharing, etc.) to a small group of Local Network Users. After we installed a security update today, ...
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Unable to resize/create partiion using gpt

I have a Mac Server running 10.10. The sole purpose of it at the moment is to take time machine backups from multiple devices. The server itself uses a Thecus NAS AFP share to store the time machine ...
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Can an HFS+ formatted drive be shared with Windows

I have a Mac Mini that I'm using as a media server. I just put together an external RAID enclosure and I'd like to format it as HFS+, primarily so I can use it for Time Machine backups. 75% of ...
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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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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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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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Redirect to different machine with Server App

I am running my main website (e.g. main.com) on a MacMini Server with OS X 10.10 and Server App Version 4. In addition, I serve a Django powered web app on a Raspberry Pi using Gunicorn and nginx. Now,...
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prevent inbuilt apache running using server app

Using OS X 10.11.3 (15D21), with macports, apache 2.4/php 7.0.2 with OS X Server installed (for TimeCapsule sharing) I can't seem to prevent the inbuild apache from starting on reboot. if i use: ...
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How should I copy OS X server environment to another machine for update?

I have a server running Server.app (3.2.2) on Mac OS X 10.9.5. It hosts File Sharing, Mail, VPN, Websites, DHCP, DNS, and Open Directory etc. It also hosts phpBB3 bulletin boards. Because the OX ...
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Systems not seeing netrestore image

Turning to here after many futile attempts to resolve. I have an OSX server (10.10.5) which has been hosting a Netrestore image over HTTP without issue for some time now. We replaced our firewall in ...
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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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Cannot use existng Time Machine Backup on OS X Server after changing password

I'm backing up to a drive attached to an OS X Server via the Time Machine backup service. Recently I changed my password on OS X Server I had been authenticating with for the backup. So, I had to ...
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Disabled OS X Server still appear on localhost

Before when I entered localhost into the browser there was my localhost from MAMP, basically directory for my web repositories. Recently I installed OS X Server, and now when I enter localhost into ...
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How to create a cache server with osx server?

We have an OS X server in a small office and want to have a cache server. When first user download something from Internet (NOT just from apple products) the second it should be downloaded from the ...
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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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Conflicting Settings in OSX Server Profile Manager (Groups and Users/Devices)

please help me understand what happens if you have nested groups in Profile Manager and you apply conflicting Settings. Which Setting will be Carried oft? E.g.: I have the following groups: All |-...
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Does Profile Manager support nested device groups?

We have a Mac OS X Server running on 10.10.5 with Server 5.0.15. We are using Profile Manager to deploy some basic configuration settings. There are five Macs besides the server: three MacBook Pros, ...
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AppleScript editor to connect and disconnect again to specific server

I's trying to write an AppleScript to disconnect and connect again to specific server: tell application "Finder" mount volume "smb://serveraddress/sharename" as user name "username" with ...
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What are services in OS X Server? [closed]

I've just installed OS X Server. What are services? What do I enable them for? Lets consider Xcode and Messages. How can I use it?
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OS X Server Caching / DNS Question

our network has 3 primary public IPs (datacenter, user set a, user set b). I would like to set up the Caching server, and am just trying to understand the breakdown of the DNS entry. In the data ...
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Network homes / synchronized mobile homes with OS X and Active Directory

I work in a company which manages IT for several customers (mainly for Apple OS X deployments). Some of them have more users than computers, so they need some form of "movable" home directory (so the ...
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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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Extremely poor bulk file copy speeds on AFP shares in Yosemite

Some hardware background: I manage a 3D graphics lab of about a dozen iMac clients running 10.10.5 and a Mini running Server 10.10.2 (Server.app v4.0.3 / build 14S350). The Mini is in a Sonnet xMac ...
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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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OS X 10.10 default username and password?

Is there a default username/password for brand new OS X installs that have yet to go through the initial setup process? I have several headless macs already racked, but no display set up for them, ...
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servermgrd certificate in Yosemite server chain of trust

I am setting up a file server in Yosemite and am trying to remove vulnerabilities so my organization's IT dept will approve. I acquired a trusted SSL certificate and installed it with all of the ...
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Move Certificates from Server to Remote Computer (MACS)

So I am trying to push a certificate from a location (server) onto a remote mac computer so that then I can run a script that installs the certificates onto keychain and installs the application. Do ...
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How does codesign and signing of profiles on os x work?

At the moment I am messing around with OS X profile manager and configuration profiles in general. I like the idea of being able to push settings to clients and I'd like to use it for my customers. ...
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Workstations with trouble accessing home directories

I have had two Mac Mini workstations (10.10.x) in a small office give me weird behavior. The server is a 10.10.4-based Mac Mini. All networking is done over ethernet. I thought I had solved it on the ...
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How can I get an OS X Server to assign IP addresses?

I am trying to connect a couple of devices via Ethernet to a Mac Mini acting as a server. The OS X Server app is running, DHCP is enabled, and this was working fine, but it doesn't seem to be working ...
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OS X client gets SSL certificate error when trying to join OD

I switched from self signed to signing my own certificates using a CA I created on the server. OS X Server has a list of the certificates outlined in blue now for its hostname, Code Signing ...
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OS X client to OD if master is down

When joining an OS X client to OD, it seems you use the server of the master OD. However, if the master is down for reboot or maintenance, how does the client know to contact the OD slave? Would it ...
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Should services be turned off prior to performing updates?

Let's say you want to upgrade your OS X server from Yosemite 10.10.1 to 10.10.2. Should you turn off OS X Server services prior to the upgrade? Should you also turn off when upgrading from Server.app ...
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Mac OS X equivalent to Windows “Register this connection's addresses in DNS”

On Windows, in the Advanced TCP/IP Properties of the TCP/IPv4 properties of the NIC there is a tickbox called "Register this connection's addresses in DNS". Does Mac OS X have an equivalent setting? ...
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How to clear DHCP leases in OS X Server (v4.1.3-14S1127) on Yosemite 10.10.4

I have a situation where my OS X Server app seems to not be completely dropping DHCP leases and I think it is causing some of my hardware MAC's to conflict as per the assignments I have set. I use ...
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Move single user Time Machine backup drive to OS X Server

I have an external hard drive which is currently used as a Time Machine backup drive for a single machine. I'd like to move the drive to my Server machine and use it for network backups for all my ...
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OS X Server behind an ADSL router

I have a Mac Mini with OS X Server installed on my LAN that I use as a Git server and Continuous Integration server. I would like to be able to use these services from outside my LAN but I'm not sure ...
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Disable Shutdown prompt or solve it that it won't show

Shen shutting down my computer, I see a prompt with information that another user is logged in and that this user could lose data when I shutdown computer: I am almost certain it's because I ...
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OS X Server bound to Active Directory, but OS X Clients who are logged in as AD users prompted for username when connecting to OS X server file shares

OS X Server bound to Active Directory, but OS X Clients who are logged in as AD users prompted for username when connecting to OS X server file shares The OS X server appears to be bound to AD with ...
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10.9 server keeps losing correct permissions on /private/tmp

about 2-3 a week our 10.9 server machine starts filling logs with 'unable to write to /private/tmp/..." errors. many per second. the permissions to go 755 apparently. it's easily fixed with a ...
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OSX Server Cannot Find itself

Everything was working perfectly last week when I left it and no-one (accessible by only 4 people in our IT department) has touched it. Okay, we use OS X server and Deploy Studio to manage our apple ...
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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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PPTP VPN not working on Yosemite 10.10.3 with OS X Server 4.1

I've set up a VPN on my Mac mini using Server 4.1 with the "L2TP and PPTP" option set. I can connect to the VPN from my iPhone over my local network (Time Capsule) using L2TP but not PPTP. With the ...