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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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Profile Manager: Enroll gives a error 500

I'm new to iOS and I'm trying to configure a server to use it as a MDM solution via Profile Manager. So far I have: Configured my OS X Server. Added a signed SSL certificate. Sent some invitations ...
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Is there a way to remove a server account network entry from terminal?

I have a Mac mini running Mac OS X 10.10.3. It has an open directory server configured in the server account network configuration in 'Users and groups'. Is there a way to remove that server account ...
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Is it possible to customize invitation email?

I'm a newbie with OS X Server and specially with Profile Manager. I have already managed to make enrollment work, but I'm wondering if it is possible to change the template of the invitation email ...
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How to prevent internet access to specific clients

I have a Mac OS X Server which also runs a DHCP and DNS server for my network. I would like to have a simple way (possibly even bash script) to temporarily prevent internet access for specific devices....
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Alternative for `fail2ban` on my server running OS X 10.6.8

I have dedicated my old MacBook as a home server. It runs, among other stuff, the following services: Webserver (Apache, PHP, MySQL) i.e. OwnCloud/WebDAV Torrent client SSH server VPN Some game ...
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OS X Server safely facing WAN and LAN?

Our OS X Server serves our company DNS, web and mail with an external IP address to the Internet. It currently does not have a local address on the LAN and thus cannot be used e.g. for software update ...
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Can i manage Yosemite 10.10.2 clients with a 10.9.5 server with workgroup manager?

I work at a university and a professor running a lab would like to keep Workgroup Manager but run Yosemite clients. I can not find any specific documentation on this. Except : "Note: Workgroup Manager ...
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Get alerted whenever someone uses your Mac?

I have a dedicated Mac Mini in a colocation that I access via Remote Desktop. I trust the colocation provider, but I don't trust my password is secure enough. Without resorting to a more secure ...
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Make OS X Server a wireless bridge without DHCP

I have a Mac Mini running OS X Server 10.10 (Yosemite). It gets it's network connection over ethernet. I would like to bridge that connection through WiFi. That's easy enough with Internet Sharing, ...
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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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Home Server for an iOS developer | Xcode continuous integration

I am currently developing websites and ios applications. Recently, I decided to install a home server for cloud/back-up purposes and especially for xcode server(helping me test my builds) with version ...
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Update massively Wiki server directly in Postgres

I migrate a wiki that had a lot of broken link to a domain that no longer exist. How can I massively update my database, instead of change any single link? My idea is to connect in postgres and ...
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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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Screen Sharing not working for non-admin local accounts on Yosemite Server

Question says it all. Current versions of Yosemite (10.10.3) and Server (4.1). Under Server > Settings Enable screen sharing and remote management checked. Under Server > Access Admin and ...
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TimeMachine backup over network - are OSX Server or Time Capsule more reliable than TM -> NAS?

Time Machine famously has problems backing up to a network drive ...just the other day I got the dreaded message where TM wants to wipe my existing backup and start from scratch again :( (that's from ...
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How to Create an image in DeployStudio

I just installed DeployStudio v1.6.13 on OS X Server Yosemite. Followed some directions to get everything installed and everything looks like it's working. For example, another mac can boot into the ...
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Can OS X 10.5.8 be installed on a 2.3 GHz Intel Core i7 Mac Mini?

Can OS X 10.5.8 be installed on a 2.3 GHz Intel Core i7 Mac Mini in order to upgrade to OS X 10.6.3 server? (The Goal: to quit 10.8 Server in order to use Rosetta software again)
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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 Yosemite Server WebApp with LaunchD

Question Has anyone successfully been able to start a webapp via a webappctl configuration which specifies a launchd configuration in their webapp.plist launchKeys key? Background Specifically, ...
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How do I enable DNSSec on OSX? (Or DNSCurve)

I want to support encrypted IPSec communications, and DANE certs in DNS. Notably, DNSSSec is a prerequisite is IPSec (secure IP addresses from DNS) How can I configure my OS X computer to use DNSSec ...
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Yosemite Server / Domain Configuration advice

I'm configuring a mac mini server (latest Yosemite) and I'd like some advice/guidance. I have a registered domain in use for my website, mail and some subdomains – all externally hosted. I'd like to ...
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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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OS X Server website not loading

I'm trying to make a local website using OS X Server (4.0.3), and am following the tutorial that comes with Server. When I use Safari on another Mac, when I try to go to the website (myserver.local) ...
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Where does Time Machine server store its backups?

Not the /Volumes/backupdrive/Shared Items/Backups, but the actual Backups.backupdb you see in backing up locally. Where does it store that data? I know an external machine backups successfully to it ...
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Remove licenses from deleted user on OS X Server's VPP managed distribution

We buy apps using Volume Purchase Program with managed distribution through OS X Server's profile manager. One of employees left, so I removed his user account from OS X Server. However, the licenses ...
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How do I move OS X Server to a new Mac [duplicate]

Our fully operational Internet-facing OS X Server with its own OD Master needs to be moved to a new Mac with newer, larger disks. How do we achieve this with the minimum disruption to our users? ...
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Error message when copying files over to Mac Server

I keep receiving the following error message when copying files, from my iMac and my Macbook, over to my Mac Mini Server. The Finder can’t complete the operation because some data in “filename....
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Installing WordPress on Mac OS X Server

I have a Mac Mini with Yosemite OS X Server, i would like to install WordPress and Magento on the server and use it for local development before I push my completed sites to the live server with the ...
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How to remotely push “defaults write” settings to OS X server clients

I have some Mac OSX machines that i'm managing with an OS X server, clients are authenticated using Active Directory (golden triangle) and i'd like to disable version control for Pages/Numbers/Keynote ...
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Is there a maximum number of remote connections that can be setup on mac mini?

We have a mac mini running OSx 10.9.4 with 2.3 GHz Intel Core i7 and 8 GB. We use this as a "server" so people within the company can remotely place files that need to be uploaded onto our DAM system. ...
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Open directory rebound, profiles not working

Our Open Directory server messed up last week and it resulted in the whole thing having to be rebuilt over the weekend. Most of it went smoothly however as the Open Directory Host Name was changed ...
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Yosemite - Finder has a disconnect button when attached to OSX Server, not working

You can endlessly click disconnect, but you are never disconnected. On the OSX Server (Yosemite Server.app 4.0.2), you can see your user account still connected, on the client (Yosemite 10.10.1) the ...
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OS X Server Profile Manager port forwarding?

I am setting up a MDM server on OS X Server. This is just a personal project, so I am hosting off of my iMac running Yosemite and OS X Server. I have configured port forwarding and DNS records so ...
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My ISP's web interface is blocking OS X Server?

I have setup a domain on OS X server, pointed the domain to my public IP, and enabled port forwarding on my AirPort router. My services are set up in OS X server, and I can access them from my ...
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Why does my command line prompt now beging with “vpn”?

I was just (unsuccessfully) playing around with setting up a vpn in OS X Server, and now all my new terminal prompts begin with "vpn" followed by my user name. Anyone know why this is the case and how ...
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Configuring mobile home directories on Yosemite OS X Server

I have Open Directory configured on a brand new OS X machine with Server.app set up on it. I'm trying to configure the mobile account setup on the server, to allow users to sync their home directories ...
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A Vexing Login Problem with WebDAV

The issue I'm having is that I manage three Mac Mini servers. Two are for work, one is for me. I can log into our main work server and my personal box using WebDAV, however, the second work server ...
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Problems connecting to VPN on iOS 8 w/ OS X Server VPN

Alright, so about a few hours ago I purchased OS X Server, being intrigued by it's VPN capabilities. I enabled VPN and set it up, however I'm unsure if I even did this correctly. I'm pretty sure I've ...
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OS X Server - Reset all POSIX and ACLs on new file share

I've just set up a new mini running OS X Yosemite/Server 4, and am using a Drobo 5D for file storage. All of the files on the Drobo have been copied from an old Xserve setup and various external ...
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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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Can I run multiple processes on admin user account while logged in to another account on OSX Server (Yosemite)?

I am setting up a Mac mini home server as an HTPC and to run other processes (FileMaker Server, web dev server, etc.). I want to make a user with limited privileges to be logged into while Mac mini is ...
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How to use Mac Mini as an APNS server for Push Notifications

I have looked for it everywhere, I can't find any clue where to start or how to do it. I have an Apple Mac Mini with OSX Server that I would like to use as an APNS server to send push notifications ...
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“Slow down” bootup until all devices are available

I'm using OS X as a Server, running Server.app 4.0 to provide email hosting/etc. Attached to this machine I have a PROMISE Pegasus R2 RAID drive mounted at /Volumes/RAID6-11TB, and I changed the ...
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Is OS X Server an Operating system or a service suite?

I have Yosemite. I am considering installing OS X server 4.0. According to developer.apple.com: You can, however, install OS X Server and enable Xcode Server on your development Mac. What ...
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Move existing USB Time Machine backup to OS X Server Time Machine

How can I move an exiting OS X (10.10.1) USB Time Machine backup history to an OS X (10.10.1) Server (version 4) Time Machine service?
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Per user proxy - OS X 10.10

On 10.9 and previous we used MCX to manage proxy settings on a per user basis. (User level MCX). This no longer works on 10.10 as MCX has been depreciated for some time now and I am surprised how ...
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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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Mavericks Server: DNS: Increase forwarder timeout

The question: How can I increase the timeout for querying the forwarder DNS on OS X Server 3.1.2 ? I get DNS errors, which I believe could be solved by increasing the timeout for querying the ...
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iCloud and OS X Server: Limits for Contacts, Calendars, Reminders?

iCloud and OS X Server: Limits for Contacts, Calendars, Reminders? For iCloud, there are some limits detailed here: http://support.apple.com/en-us/HT202158 However there is no mention of such limits ...
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Where is data from Software Update server located?

We have a Mac Mini running Server 4.0 and are using the Software Update service. Where are these file stored? This was accidentally set to Automatic and we are wanting to just manually manage company ...