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Questions tagged [server.app]

On OS X Lion (10.7) and later, server is now an App from the Mac App Store and not an OS that gets installed by itself. Questions about running the app remotely as well as how it changes a Mac to run server/services are welcome to use this tag.

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Network Trash Can on macOS 10.13 or higher?

We currently have a Mac that functions as a file server on our network. The files are stored locally on an internal drive array. We would like to setup a Network Trash Can on this machine so when ...
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Server app. How to fix / re-enable broken VPN after update to Mojave?

After updating to Mojave, the "Server" app no longer included a GUI for VPN. I found others having the same problem, and there is an official PDF-file that goes through the migration progress. How ...
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How do you remove Favorites Shortcut (.cannedSearch) from Network Mount?

I accidentally had the sidebar open and dragged the "All My Files" shortcut under Favorites into a server folder where client's folders are organized alphabetically. No one can seem to delete this ...
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Why can't I access File Sharing when Open Directory is enabled in macOS Mojave?

Here's the procedure I have followed: Install a fresh copy of macOS Mojave to an APFS volume Perform initial OS configuration and create 'admin' user at first launch. Assign a static IP from 192.168....
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Questions from trouble getting the UniFi Controller to work on macOS High Sierra + Server (port 8080 in use)

After upgrading from Sierra+Server to High Sierra+Server I am running into the problem that port 8080 is occupied by default. This blocks the UniFi controller from launching. After the upgrade, I ...
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Recreate Certificate for Profile manager

I'm on a remote Mac (10.13.6) via VNC. So I cannot do a clean install os High Sierra. I had a name issue with the certificates as the correct server name was set after installation of the server app. ...
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Server-side includes on an iMac

I have failed for a year to find a way to run SSI (server side includes) on my iMac using the apache web server included with server.app. I am wondering if the server app will allow server-side ...
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OSX server 5.0.3 Websites Service not Running

I can't seem to launch the websites service to enable PHP or Python so I can access my Wiki. I have restarted the server and every time I check the boxes for either PHP or Python they automatically ...
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How to transition from macOS Server deprecated services to the open source alternatives?

According to Apple's recent statement, many of the current feature of macOS will be removed in future versions of macOS Server. Apple offers alternative software and programs to use instead of the ...
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Using Apple Remote Desktop to view External HD files

Can I have my Macbook Pro offsite access my other Macbook Pro at home using the Apple Remote Desktop? (Or if you know of another better way to access, let me know.) If so, can the Macbook Pro at ...
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Configuring MAC OS Server on MacBook Pro

I need apple profile manager to manage apple devices (MacBooks, iPhone and iPad). After exploring some articles I learned that it I would need Mac OS Server installed and configured to run Profile ...
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How can I enable AFP access logging on macOS server?

I tried to turn on AFP access logging on macOS Server 5.6.1, but don't see any entries when accessing the volume from clients running macOS 10.13.5 My AFP settings list as serveradmin settings afp ...
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Can’t add contacts to CardDAV account on iOS

So my iPhone is currently synced to a CardDAV account. But there seems to be no way to add a new contact to my that account directly on iOS. I have to get to a Mac that is synced to that same account ...
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Unable to access web through VPN

I've had VPN setup on my OS X Server forever, but I've only used it for remote access to manage the server itself, never as a pass through to the internet at large. It occurred to me that when I ...
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Change MDM server for enrolled devices without wiping

We need to move iPads from old MDM server to new MDM server. From School manager we added devices to new MDM server. Problem is that all iPads still talk to the old MDM server. If you do a wipe and ...
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Greyed out/inaccessible files on File Sharing server on Mac OS

My company has a single file sharing Mac Pro computer that every user connects to. Occasionally a user will drop a file in a folder for another user to access, but the the files will be greyed out and ...
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Is “server performance mode” enabled or not?

When experiencing some MAJOR file sharing slowdowns in a new macOS High Sierra machine running Server.app I came across this page from Apple showing how to enable "performance mode for macOS Server". ...
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Access Airport Time Capsule's hard disk over Internet

I would like to use my 3rd generation Airport Time Capsule's 1TB hard drive (v7.6.9) as file/media server. I want to access it away from home over the Internet. How can I do that? I tired many ...
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importing Apple Wiki - error 27 when running wikiadmin command

I exported Apple Wiki data on an Apple server running 10.10 using the command 'wikiadmin'. It exported successfully. I copied the exported data over to a new Apple 10.13 server and am trying to use ...
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Mounted AFP drive won't show for Time Machine

I have 2 systems, both running High Sierra 10.13.3. Both have Server.app version 5.5 (17S1220). One of them, "hub" is sharing a connected 4 disk RAID (8TB, Raid 5 so 6TB useable) using AFP, not SMB. ...
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macOS Server App no longer saves Websites settings

I have configured about a dozen virtual sites in the Server app under Websites. It suddenly occurred that when I edit one of these websites (no matter what I edit), I click on Save and nothing happens....
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Profile Manager won't open after upgrading Server to 5.5

I upgragded to macOS High Sierra and to Server 5.5 and now Profile Manager won't open but gives an error and says Reload. What could I try?
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How to prevent Safari from stopping downloads?

I am using macOS Server to host files on a website. I often need to download large files to the server to host them myself. Because I do not usually have physical access to the server, I use the ...
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Server.app and importing a Let's Encrypt Certificate

I have generated a Let's Encrypt certificate for the subdomain I use for the profile manager website. I have exported the certificate and imported it into the Server app. I got the following ...
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Server App Version 5.3.1 won't take password

My server app (OS X Sierra) will not take the admin password despite confirming that the password is correct when doing other administrative tasks. I have read that the Server App can 'just die' after ...
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Safari won't open from one network client

I have a user who is having difficulty opening Safari on one particular client machine. They have tested it on all other client machines in the same office and it works without issue, but this one ...
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Apps pause when disconnecting screen sharing

This issue is driving me nuts because it's rare when something happens and I don't have a clue what's wrong. My server (running macOS High Sierra) works perfectly for server specific tasks, i.e. file ...
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PHP mail not sending (possible macOS Server or Firewall issue?)

This is a relatively complex problem and LONG description, so bear with me. Please ask questions in the comments if you think I can clarify something. I am hosting multiple websites on a single ...
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how to run L2TP server and IKEv2 client at the same time

I have the NordVPN IKEv2 desktop client running, as well as Server.app's L2TP (ipsec) server running on the same machine. When I connect to the latter, I can't use the internet. How can I run both ...
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10.10 Server - Wiki - Can't edit html in wiki posts and font styling problems

We have a 10.10 Server running mainly for the Wiki function. The OS was upgraded from 10.6 a couple years ago I think. I've noticed a couple problems with it and am hoping that someone can help. The ...
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How do I setup a NetBoot of El Capitan using Lion Server?

I have an old MacBook running Lion Server that I want to be an El Capitan NetBoot server. I downloaded the Install El Capitan Application on a supported computer, and then copied it to the ...
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L2TP received invalid message (expected SCCRQ, received Hello)

The VPN I'm running from Server.app is throwing this error whenever I try to connect from localhost: L2TP received invalid message (expected SCCRQ, received Hello) I even installed the OS again and ...
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Restart AFP service in High Sierra

I would like to restart the AFP service but I'm not sure how to do it anymore. In previous versions of OS X I would run serveradmin stop afp and serveradmin start afp, but serveradmin is no longer ...
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How to unzip a remote file from Terminal

I'm trying to create a script where I send a file to different net computers with scp in a zip file. Then I want to unzip it but I'm unable to use the unzip command with a net file... I don't know if ...
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OSX Server File Sharing allowing more access than configured

I am working on a computer used as a server running 10.10.5. I created a folder on the server as follows. Folder List Shared-Folder1 Shared-Folder2 Shared-Folder3 Shared-Folder4 User List UserA ...
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Easily readable file access history on macOS Sierra Server

I'm running a small company network with macOS Sierra Server and a few client Macs whose users access and modify files in various shared folders. I want to make it easy for users to keep track on a ...
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Mac OS Sierra connected to SMB share keeps forgetting permissions at the folder level

We have a Mac running 10.12.6 It connects to our SBS 2011 Server shares using SMB (CIFS makes no difference to the issue). For some reason Finder keeps forgetting that the user has permissions to ...
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Authenticating to Server Services “requires storing your password in a less secure form”

I've bought and downloaded the MacOS Server application to host a VPN and to host a Satis repository. When enabling either the VPN or Websites services, a dialogue appears asking "Do you want to ...
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Can't connect to Server.app local sites

My development server is Server.app. After having to reinstall macOS in recovery mode, browsers can no longer connect to my local sites. I can't select the text of the error that Safari gves so here's ...
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Dump a user's mailbox to a file (e.g., .mbox) from server for archival

My company has a policy that when an employee leaves, we need to dump their e-mail account and write it to a DVD to archive it. How do you dump a particular user's e-mail into a .mbox or other ...
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What is the proper form for “cert_identifier” when using “certupdate”?

The required options for certupdate seem to have changed in macOS Sierra Server or before, and the manpages have not caught up yet. When trying: certupdate remove -c /etc/certificates/secure.domain....
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Can't SSH into my Mac from Linux

I seem to be having a problem with trying to ssh into my Mac from a Linux desktop. I have two users on my Mac and can ssh between them, but other computers seem to be the problem. I enabled remote ...
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Can I remote install OS X via dmg?

I'm having a lot of trouble finding anything that can help with my specific issue, and it really bugs me because I feel like I cannot be the first person to try and figure this out. I have one of the ...
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Can't select Time Machine disk

I've had Time Machine set up on my OSX Server for quite a while, but now that I upgraded my USB storage I can't seem to connect to the server. When I go to Time Machine preferences and click Select ...
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Girlfriend’s laptop won’t backup to my Time Machine server

I built a Time Machine server, paleophile.local, out of a 2009 white Unibody MacBook running Sierra on which I installed macOS Server. I attached a 5 TB external via USB to store the encrypted sparse ...
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Xcode 8.2.1 with macOS Sierra Server

I updated to Sierra and my Xcode server has stopped working. I'm trying to set Xcode 8.2.1 (8C1002) as the build version and all I get is This version of Xcode is not supported I'm working on ...
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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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MacOS Server: Volume … not responding

I have recently installed MacOS Server on my iMac running Sierra 10.12.4. I am getting an occasional alert that a Volume is not responding. The message is of the form: Volume "…" not responding I ...
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Cannot boot to NetInstall image

I have one Mac Mini with Server installed and the NetInstall service On. It looks like this: I plugged an ethernet cable into this Mini, and plugged the other end into a MacBook. I'm now trying to ...
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How to share directory over NFS from Mac? (w/o macOS Server app)

First of all, I'm happy to pay the $19.99 for the Mac OS Server app from the app store, so that's no problem, it's just that at the moment I only have one specific need - NFS sharing between my macOS ...