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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Homebrew permissions & multiple users needing to brew update

I'm using Homebrew to manage package installs on Lion (Lion Server actually but this shouldn't matter). Homebrew was installed under one user. Now a different user would like to add a package and ...
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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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How to get OS X Server (for OS X Mavericks) for free (as Mac or iOS Developer)?

The Server.app for OS X Mavericks has a price tag of $19.99. Some websites mention it to be free for Developers who joined as iOS Developer or Mac Developer. How do I get the redemption code for the ...
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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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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 https://developer.apple.com/support/downloads/macOS-Server-Service-Migration-Guide....
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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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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 ...
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What are the valid users that need to exist on Mac OS X

For example with CleanMyMac username option I can see users like "Kerberos FAST Account", com.apple.calendarserver and large number of others all with system privileges with id 260 or below except ...
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How do I get com.apple.servermgrd to use a non-self-signed SSL certificate?

I have received a valid SSL certificate for my Mountain Lion Server (10.8.2 Build 12C3104) and have installed that cert for use by all services (and SSL and other services do not pop up the "Verify ...
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/System/Library/LaunchDaemons/com.apple.servermgrd.plist Is Missing - Causing postgres to not start properly

I recently updated my Mac Mini Server to Yosemite and the Server app 4.0. When I tried to verify that Postgres is available by executing sudo serveradmin fullstatus postgres I get the following error:...
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How to update Server 5 to TLS 1.2?

In the latest version of Apple's Server app version 5.0.4 running on El Capitan (10.11.2), SSL websites use TLS version 1.0. But, as one Ivan Ristic says, « The bottom line is that TLS 1.0 is insecure ...
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Mac OS X Server Mail services and Push Notifications to iOS devices

I'm running OS X 10.9 with Server 3.0.1 on a Mac residing on a private subnet sitting behind a router whose WAN port is plugged into a cable modem, hence the ISP is a well known cable internet service ...
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Can you tell if updates came from OS X caching server?

If I run software update on a Mavericks Mac it will find a caching server automagically if there are any running locally rather than using the CDN Apple hosts on the internet. I'm not so much ...
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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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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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Where are Profile Manager Configuration Profiles Stored on OS X?

I ask because I configured and installed a profile for a network account on my Macbook Air (10.9) to create a synchronized Mobility Home on a Mac Mini server (10.8). However, I cannot login as this ...
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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 can one determine which user deleted a shared file on OS X Mountain Lion Server

My girlfriend is a lab technician at a small pharmaceutical startup. She created a very important Excel file and placed it in a shared folder on a server that the "IT" guy set up. The server runs ...
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Setting up a git (ssh) server using OS X Server

I would like to use OS X Server to set up a git server that I can ssh into from other machines on my network. I realize that Xcode Service has repository functionality built in, but I am looking for ...
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Is it possible to use a SD card as virtual memory in OS X Server?

I have a 8gb High Performance SD card that I would like to use as swap (virtual memory). Is this possible in Mac OS X Server, and if so how do I go about doing this?
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Access Lion SMB shares from Linux

I have this fantastic new Lion server that I've gotten all setup with my user accounts, files, etc. File sharing is up and running, everything. Except for one problem: the users running Linux (we use ...
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Is it possible to use Remote Desktop to control a Mac Lion Server without monitor and keyboard attached?

I never used Remote Desktop for Mac OSX so before buying the software I would like to know if I can fully control my Mac Mini with Lion Server installed without any keyboard or monitor attached. ...
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Changing path of Xcode Server

I'm running Xcode Server on my Mac Mini, and the HTTP port is open to the internet. I want to be able to host other content on port 80. Is there a way I can change the path where the Xcode Server ...
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OS X Server (Mavericks) requires wired network connection for Caching?

I recently installed OS X Server on my Mavericks machine, and want to use the server (among other things) to cache software and app updates for other devices on my network. However, when I try to turn ...
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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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Tracking down frequent (every 20 seconds) SCSI hard disk drive access in 10.7

In a Lion Server (10.7.3 and 10.7.4 tried) system with multiple drives attached to an HPT SATA controller, there is some process that keeps accessing the hard disk drives exactly every 20 seconds. As ...
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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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Is there a reason why OS X Mavericks Server is running Postgresql?

I recently installed OS X Mavericks Server on my computer to use for Xcode continuous integration. I now see that the postgresql database is running via the Activity Monitor, and some investigation ...
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How to fix hanging Server Admin, log shows servermgrd error in getAndLockContext: flock(servermgr_info) FATAL time out

On a 10.7.4 Lion Server installation the Server Admin.app fails to start correctly. The window is drawn and the last known server and its services are displayed, but a spinning wheel keeps spinning on ...
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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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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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Which Linux distro best to install on a Mac mini 2011 server?

I own a Mac mini 2011 server which I use as workstation. Currently Mac OS X Lion and Windows 7 Professional are installed in parallel (via Boot Camp). Both are 64-bit operating systems. I'd like to ...
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/Library/Server/Wiki/Database.xpg consuming huge amount (313GB!) of disk space

Over the last few days I've noticed the amount of free space on my HD has been plummeting. After a bit of investigation, I found it was due to the folder /Library/Server/Wiki/Database.xpg. It was ...
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Can OS X be configured to only allow administrator users access to shutdown tools?

Setting aside pushing a physical power button, can I prevent non-administrator users from initiating a software shutdown? In Mac OS X Lion all users are allowed to shut down the workstation. How do I ...
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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 Profile Manager or OS X Server to distribute apps to a group of Macs

We have around 100 Macs on our network, soon to all be managed by OS X Server and Profile Manager. The problem we're facing right now is pushing applications to all of them that are not found in the ...
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Where does Lion Server store apps used for iOS deployment?

I was messing around with the "Edit Apps" feature in the Profile Manager. I saw the "Edit Apps" button and I uploaded an app to test it. Unfortunately it was a commercial app, so I cannot actually ...
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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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How to setup the adaptive firewall

I have followed this link: Turn on the adaptive firewall in macOS Server and I get this output, but I don't know if I have indeed activated the adaptive firewall: No ALTQ support in kernel ALTQ ...
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Is there any documentation on the macOS Sierra new logging system?

I've been trying to diagnose a problem with a MacBook that won't NetBoot off my Mac Mini server running MacOS X Server 5.2 and macOS Sierra. However it proved to be rather difficult when I came to ...
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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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Reset or Uninstall Yosemite Server

I installed Yosemite Server and I had previously configured the Apache for web development. Now, It seems that the configuration and everything is messed up. How can I reset my web server ...
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ShellShock: Do I need to be worried about this on OS X Mavericks?

The title kind of says it all… I was in the process of bringing up a rather extensive set of Mac OS X Server machines when ShellShocked hit the world. As soon as I saw the news, I hastily began ...
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OSX Mavericks and OSX Lion Login Server

At work, we are required to login to our work stations via an OSX Lion Server. I now need to update my iMac to Mavericks (for iOS7 and Xcode 5 support). Will the server need to be updated as well? If ...
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PostgreSQL causing slow shutdowns with OS X Server in Mavericks

I've found that on OS X Server in Mavericks, the PostgreSQL processes are causing shutdown delays. During a verbose shutdown, I get the following (shortened) output: com.apple.launchd ...
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Can a Netgear ReadyNAS be used as a Time Machine Backup Destination?

We have a NAS (a Netgear ReadyNAS NV+) in our office with tons of free space that we'd like to connect to our Mac Mini Server, mount as a disk and then use as a Time Machine Backup Destination. This ...
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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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How do I enroll devices while “Can enable remote management” is disabled?

I'm deploying a large number of iPads and Mac Minis in my environment, and I need to be able to enroll them so they can be managed by my server. In my server "Profile Manager" there is a setting to "...
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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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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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