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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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Change managed mobile account with server 5.2

So I have an account on my iMac (Sierra 10.12.6) which was managed by a mac mini with mac OS Server (5.2). Actually, it's always considered Admin, Managed, Mobile open the iMac (even if I don't ...
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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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Is it possible to manage Parental Controls on Mobile Accounts at all?

I am using macOS Sierra on clients and macOS Sierra with Server 5.3.1 on my server. I need to set Parental Controls for a user (or group of). I have created a special Group of users in Server.app, ...
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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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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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Is it possible to tame the change notifications each reboot from Mountain Lion Server?

I have Server.app installed on 10.8.1. The only service that is configured is file sharing. No DNS, no OD. After every single reboot I get a push notification and email with the following: Network ...
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What is raid-ac protocol on port 2012

Yesterday I made OS X Server, on Mac Mini, for Xcode Continuous Integration. Today, by scanning my local network, I see that this Mac Mini is having port 2012 open with this raid-ac. I googled but ...
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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 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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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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Is it possible to setup user/device management without enrolling in a paid Apple program?

I am using macOS server and a couple of macOS and iOS devices. I want to start managing settings centrally with Profile Manager (e.g. mail settings, VPN settings, parental controls) but I have gotten ...
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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/...
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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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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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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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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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How to add an IP range to Lion server's SMTP whitelist

I run Lion Server (10.7.5) on an old iMac (2.33 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo) and it handles my e-mail for me. I've been having some trouble recently with delays in delivery of e-mail to my server from ...
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Add an OS X Server Account Fails With No Clear Error

I have basically pure Mac Networks, one production and one test. Both are running 10.9.4 and the servers have the latest Server.app. I used to be able to configure users' access to services by using ...
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Unable to deploy home folder mobility settings through an Apple MDM server

I have setup the latest Apple MDM server (Mavericks 10.9.2/Server 3.0.3) with Profile Manager and I'm able to push out configuration profiles to test Macs. One of my goals is to push out profiles ...
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Login to OS X Server User Account from Local Computer

I have OS X Server installed on a Mac Mini. I've created several user accounts, one of which is: Account Name: Bob Password: abc123 From the Mac Mini's login screen I can choose "Server" (main ...
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Can't access Xserve through Aventail SSL VPN with AD authentication

In testing our Aventail SSL VPN with Mac clients we're finding that once connected to the VPN we can't access Xserve shares when authenticating via Active Directory like we normally do on our internal ...
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Postfix confusion: how does mail get sent on Mountain Lion server?

I inherited a Mountain Lion Server system that hosts a PHP web app. Among the things this app does is send email using the php mail() command, which executes the sendmail binary. In addition to ...
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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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migrating Ubuntu DHCPD to OS X Server

My LAN includes an Ubuntu 9.04 server which runs an ISC DHCP v3 daemon. I'd like to migrate the data from that daemon to a Lion OS X Server. Is there an easy way to do this (by copying the Ubuntu /etc/...
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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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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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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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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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Can /etc/apache2 directory on Sierra work on High-Sierra?

My question is related to the following: "Apache not working with user Sites folder on macOS 10.13 High Sierra" I installed High-Sierra over Sierra, and all my localhost/~username/pages were ...
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How to access masOS apache localhost from other devices on lan?

I have MBP with masOS Sierra. I’ve configured Apache server and mysql. I’m not using xampp or some other tool. I want to access my localhost on my iPhone. I’ve tried many different ways mostly ...
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Allowing HTTP connections to connect with iCal (SSL error)

While attempting to connect to my iCal via another laptop I get an SSL error that looks like this: Now I read somewhere that you can fix this by adding an NSAppTransportSecurity key to a plist, I've ...
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MacOS server VPN service authentication error

I am running MacOS Server 5.5 on my home Mac (running High Sierra 10.13.4) and wanted to run the VPN service. But when I try to log in from my phone I can't connect. After checking all configurations ...
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Is there any software to track user activity on Mac OS Server?

I'm running a Mac server in my office with the following set up Mac Mini with macOS High Sierra 10.13.2 Apple Server 5.4 NAS unit On this system, we have a number of users connecting into it on a ...
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Need help troubleshooting a shell script that won't launch (yes, permissions are 755)

It could be the lateness of the hour, but I can't understand why the following script isn't working. It's directly from the CommuniGate Pro documentation http://www.communigate.com/CGPSophos/#Update, ...
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Anyway to get Mac OS Server to play with in a VM

I work in the IT department at a company that will in the near future be getting a Mac OS Server. Although I'm not in charge of maintaining the server, I thought it might be beneficial for me to at ...
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iPad Air 2 on iOS 11 after enrolling with Apple MDM profile manager through Apple Configurator 2 is stuck on Remote management screen

I install OS X Server for MDM profile manager on iMac with High Sierra. Then used Apple Configurator 2.5 to enroll 16 iPad Air 2 on iOS11 to the MDM and added wifi Profile. All iPads are showing ...
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Certain users cannot connect to Apple Server through AFP

I'm running into some issues with an Apple server running Server OS 10.4.11. There are 43 users in the workgroup manager, all with access to a RAID-server on that machine. Recently, a few of the users ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Automated mass MAC Address and Serial Number collection with NetBoot or NetRestore

I work in an environment that utilizes OS X Server's NetBoot and NetRestore on a daily basis for preparing Macs for resale. I am working on a new, custom image for a customer that has a special ...
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SSH SFTP and Mounting File Shares

Quick question: I know how to mount an SFTP connection in Finder using Transmit, but, at least in my setup, it only mounts the subdirectories in the User's folder (i.e., Desktop, Documents, etc.). ...
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Can't log in to OSX Server through VNC from Windows

I'm trying to connect to a Mac Mini running OSX Server 10.9. I've managed to use RealVNC to reach the login screen, but when I try to log in using a user I created on the server itself, I get 'error 9'...
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user both exists and doesn't

so I got a really wierd problem on my mac server I have a user that I thought was a open directory user, but it had the wrong UID. I then tried disconnecting the OD server, and try to login with ...
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Cannot connect to Mac Mini Server; Finder jumping around

I have a unique issue; while trying to connect to a Mac Mini Server on WiFi with my macbook the server shows up, but when I go to connect to the server Finder jumps the selection up to the top of the ...
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Port Forwarding for AirPlay on OS X Server

I have set up an old Mac Mini I have lying around, as a Server, and it is performing magnificently. I have some AirPlay enabled speakers that I am trying to connect to my MBP. Unfortunately the MBP ...
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Mavericks server configuration for Rails app

I have just downloaded OS X Server for Mavericks and now I want to run my Rails app through the server. I have downloaded and installed Passenger. My server runs under username.no-ip.biz and my Rails ...
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Error when trying to install Snow Leopard Server in Parallels

In a previous question, it was asked if Snow Leopard Server is supported in Parallels 8, and from Parallels documentation, it would appear that it is. I am trying to stand up a Snow Leopard Server VM ...