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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How to get list of users connected to file sharing?

My desktop Mac mini (2018) shares files to other computers on the network. I've set it up in System Preferences > Sharing so that only known users can connect, with their username and password. If I ...
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Time Machine on a local drive, then make that drive a network drive (via Server.app) on a different computer

I have two macs running OS X 10.10.3. One has Server.app installed, is connected to the internet via ethernet, and also has a 2 TB disk attached via USB, with two partitions - "Backup" and "Storage". ...
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How to replace Microsoft Small Business Server 2003 with Mac Mini Server (Mountain Lion)

Our SBS2003 is basically only managing user IDs (aka Active Directory). Files shares are on a NAS and mail is to soon be on Google Apps. Can I replace SBS2003 with a MountainLion Mac Mini Server to ...
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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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Migrated VPN server broken with macOS Catalina

My Mac mini has been working just fine with macOS Mojave as a VPN server following the migration method described in the macOS Server Service Migration Guide, but after upgrading to macOS Catalina ...
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How can I disconnect my profile from a dead OSX Server?

I had a mac mini server with OSX server. The profile I user on my iMac was created on the server, and some groups where on the server, which was also a server for TM backups. For now, the user on the ...
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How to mass-update Apple Wiki server directly in Postgres [closed]

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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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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You do not have the necessary read, write and append privileges on the selected network backup disk

I have OSX Server running on a mac mini in my home. I've been using it for doing Time Machine backups from my MacBook. This worked fine until I changed the password for my user account on the mac ...
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Fast screen sharing

Ok, so, I want to buy a Mac Mini with OS X server. I want to run it without any monitor, or keyboards, or mouse. Now, I want to control it remotely from my MacBook via Screen Sharing. Since I have ...
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What is a neat way to delete a stale amavisd pid_file on first boot after panic or power failure?

Lion Mail Server component postfix/smtp 100% reproducible blocks inbound smtp mail delivery on first boot after a panic or power failure. Error messages from mail.log are like: postfix/smtp[45785]: ...
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How can I use my iPhone as a HTTP proxy server?

My setup: Ubuntu Server acting as a WireGuard VPN server iPhone as my VPN's Peer (using the WireGuard App) My Question: From another WireGuard's peer, how can I route my traffic through my iPhone ...
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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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How do I get an SSH server to start before login on Big Sur?

On High Sierra, I used to be able to SSH into my computer before user login, and now it appears that I cannot on Big Sur. Based on the way that the machine boots, it seems like most of the startup ...
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Getting notified when someone logs into a server using SSH or Remote Desktop

I have a mac mini server running OS X Lion Server 10.7.3. It pretty much runs unattended without problems. However, the server is under constant "attack" according to the logs. The firewall and ...
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Reachability DNS Profile Manager error

has anyone seen this before? We noticed it this week on our server with macOS 11.4 (20F71) and Server app 5.11.1 (21S26). We are 99% sure that when we set up the server a few months ago it was OK. ...
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I have MS Office 365 and use Outlook for email send and receive. Since June 20th, I can not retrieve email @ get "Server Unavailable. 21" Fixable?

I attempted to restore my profiles from time machine before Outlook stopped retrieving email, which seems to have been a huge waste of time. I turned on logging and all I get is: Error - Server ...
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Wiki Server 3 Plugins [closed]

We're running Wiki Server 3 on Mac OS Lion Server. I'm curious to know if there are any plugins for this wiki. I'm particularly interested in a code formatting plugin... Cheers, Nick
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Automator - Connect to Server at Startup based on MAC Address

I've spent half of my day yesterday trying to figure this out, so I thought it may be useful for someone else in the same situation. I wanted to automatically Connect to a Server at Startup but not ...
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How to deploy printer with Profile Manager

Good evening, someone know the best practice for deploy printer on a mac with Profile Manager? I have add to my Server on System->Printer the printer with AirPrint and it is recognised, with model ...
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Export Profile Manager database

Good morning, I have an old Apple server with macOS 10.12 and Server.app version 5.3 Now I need export the information about devices with DeviceName, SerialNumber and ICCID (for iPad) I found some ...
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Does serverperfmode work on Apple Silicon Macs?

Is it possible to enable serverperfmode on an Apple Silicon Mac? I am using an M1 Mac Mini on macOS 11.2, and following Apple's instructions. I enabled serverperfmode=1 in the NVRAM boot-args, and ...
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Manage Guest Account via Profile Manager

I have enabled the guest account for all of the iMacs and Macbooks in my school. I would now like to use Profile Manager to trim down the dock for the Guest user, set a custom homepage for Safari and ...
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Can I convert blog entries to wiki articles for Leopard-to-Lion migration?

We are migrating our Leopard server to Lion. We were using Group wikis and blogs in such a way that I didn't make much of a distinction, so it came as a shock to realize that Lion Server doesn't ...
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How can I find which Samba user has a file locked?

I have a user who often can't delete files in an SMB share on a Mac server (MacOS 10.13.6), because the client (MacOS 10.15.7) shows: "the operation cannot be completed because a required item is ...
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How to run/manage websites on macOS versions *after* High Sierra?

High Sierra (10.13) is deprecated now that Big Sur (macOS 10.16/11) is out. High Sierra was the last version of macOS which supported websites (technically Apache, I believe) being managed through the ...
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Telnet connection to servers frequently drops on battery

This is a 15" 2018 MBP, i7 6-core 16gb RAM. I run multiple telnet connections to MUSHes through the terminal and also via website or desktop clients, however on battery power all the connections ...
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Is there a way to detect caching servers?

I need to find out if there are OSX/iOS caching servers on a bunch of different networks - and put in a caching server where needed. But since the caching service on a Mac server is pretty black box, ...
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Using Spotlight index on a file share on Server.app

I have a Mac mini server (Server.app 5.0.15 on El Capitan 10.11.2), and that connects to a file share on another Mac mini, also with El Capitan 10.11.2. Spotlight indexes for the file shares are not ...
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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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macOS Content Caching serving lots of data to unknown clients

TL;DR: Hidden/unknown client has downloaded 300GB of data from my macOS Content Caching (from origin, not cache). Traffic didn't come from my devices according to my testing. This stopped after I ...
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Stop macOS from ejecting external disks on logout

I have a Mac Mini running 10.14.6 and hosting file sharing and Time Machine backups on an external drive. Every time a user logs out of the console, the external drive is ejected. This happens even ...
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Permissions issue automating a shell script in /usr/local/bin using launchd?

Goal: use a launchdaemon to periodically run a shell script Environment: macOS Catalina 10.15.3, macOS Server 5.9 I have a shell script to back up Open Directory in macOS Server: #!/bin/bash dst="...
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How do I remove an old NAS/FIle Server?

First I am new to Mac after 20+ years of Windows so I admit I am struggling. I was an expert on Windows and seem to be lost on MAC. I have a Macbook pro with Catalina OS. I am trying to remove a bad ...
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What is macOS Server Good For?

Apple have removed a number of services from macOS Server and moved other services, such as content caching, to the “normal” macOS. That doesn’t leave much. So, what do I get for my purchase? What ...
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After Catalina upgrade and server to 5.9, AFP ACL access locked, SMB access ok

After upgrading a file sharing server to macOS 10.15.3 and Server 5.9, we can mount our shared volumes via AFP but can not open them because of permissions. We can access them through SMB but are ...
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How do I remove authenticated Open Directory binding to itself?

In attempts to solve my file sharing issues I have at some point on macOS Mojave + Server, using Directory Utility, bound the Open Directory server to itself using Directory Utility (I was quite ...
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Is it possible to have an encrypted volume mounted at boot time before anyone logs in?

I use /etc/fstab to mount a few external volumes at boot time (using a UUID= line). That makes them available at boot before anyone is logged in and thus they can be used for certain services. This ...
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Mac OS X DNS issue

I'm stuck back on Sierra because later OS X Server versions no longer include DNS. The Server app is a bit limited and doesn't allow you to enter wildcards (perfectly acceptable in BIND which is what ...
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How to add a device to macOS Server?

I've just purchased macOS Server and am trying to add devices to its management. I've tried going to the "My Devices" page, and downloading a configuration profile for MDM enrollment: The ...
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502 Proxy error when trying to use Homebrew php72 with Server.app websites

I'm having a puzzling issue with a website on macOS server (server.app 5.6, High Sierra 10.13). All works fine when the url length is below 70 characters. 70 and up and I'm getting a Proxy error. The ...
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Change PHP on MacOS Server, High Sierra

I am using MacOS Server 5.6.1 running on a Mac Mini with High Sierra (10.13.6. It works completely fine and I've been hosting few Wordpress websites on it without any major troubles for couple of ...
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Permissions issue when copying files over SMB to server on OS X 10.9 Mavericks

First of all I'd like to say that I've spent most of the day trying to figure this problem out. I've already read quite some articles on this issue but can't seem to find the specific issue I'm ...
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How to prevent Safari from stopping downloads when sleeping?

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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Users getting "Denied access" to 10.14.6 server upon being kicked out

I recently set up a new macOS 10.14.6 server. It is a Mac Pro Late 2013 set up with about 20 users connected to a a Enstore RAID via an external SAS Card running Thunderbolt 2 external PCIe card. I ...
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Should I still use Open Directory? [duplicate]

I manage the IT systems for a small business with around 7 members of staff. They currently have a Mac running Server.app with Open Directory and the Home Folders are hosted on that Mac. They have ...
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Save Microsoft Account in Keychain for Windows Server?

I regularly connect to a Windows file server that uses a Microsoft account login (email address + password). Every time I connect, my MacOS (10.14, but also 10.13 and 10.12 previously) asks me for the ...
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Use Profile Manager (or other methods?) for Network Mounts/Favorites

We have a few Macs in the office and a server running macOS Mojave 10.14.6 + Server 5.8. Profile Manager is set up and working, and company-owned Macs are enrolled. Mostly we use it for volume app ...
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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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Broken macOS High Sierra log system?

With /usr/bin/log I can get information about the mail services from macOS's log system. E.g. /usr/bin/log show --start '2019-08-07 12:50:59' --end '2019-08-07 13:00:59' --predicate '(process == "smtp"...

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