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AFP is much slower than Samba… How can this be?

I got a FreeNAS Server running (FreeNAS 8RC2) with a raidz1 ZFS pool that shares a volume with both AFP and SAMBA to multiple Mac (All running Snow Leopards 10.6.6). After some testing, I've noticed ...
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Using Apple with RDP to connect to Windows 2008, @ doesnt work

When connecting to Windows 2008 r2 server from Apple mac book air or any other mac I can't get @ to work. It works locally on the mac but not on the RDP connection.
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Apple Software Update Server for Windows

We have just added a few iMacs to our system and we've found that they all want to download about 1.6 GB of updates... not so great when we only have limited monthly bandwidth! All of our Windows ...
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What is the average monthly production cost for big data centers like the ones for facebook, google or apple? [closed]

As per the question title, how much do large private data centres cost to run?
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Does Apple's Remote Desktop need OSX Server?

Does Apple's Remote Desktop need OSX Server? Or are there better management options out there? I'm looking for something to manage a small Mac lab of ~20 machines joined to Active Directory.
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Blocking the Apple OS X App Store

Being the evil corporate IT overlords we need to block the new OS X App Store. As you may be aware the 10.6.6 update installs the App Store App which allows users to download and install apps without ...
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resize partition hfs ntfs

Is there any tool available to grow a primary NTFS partition at the expense of an adjacent HFS partition ? (like in the image: http://i.stack.imgur.com/9kRXf.png Thank you
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Proper procedure for replacing failing drive in Xserve RAID RAID5 set w/hot spare?

I've got a five-drive RAID-5 set (with a sixth hot spare) in an Xserve RAID running the 1.5/1.50f firmware. One of the drives in the RAID-5 set has an amber/orange status light on and has been getting ...
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Push DNS search suffix to Macs via ARD

Our clients use the domain handed out by our DHCP server ourcompany.com as their default search suffix. I would like to add a second domain for them to search. /etc/resolv.conf looks like it will be ...
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Making a Apple Wiki Server resolve to a Domain Name

I have a wiki at https://server.companydomain.com/groups/wiki but I'd like people to access the wiki via https://www.newdomain.com Is it possible to have this domain resolve to the wiki? I don't ...
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How to set user permissions on an apple wiki server

I'm looking for a some kind of a guide to setting permission on an apple wiki server. I did a google search but I couldn't find much. Anyone know of any guides or some quick instructions? Cheers.
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Does Apple's Wiki Server support forums? [closed]

Does anyone know if the apple wiki server support forums? Thanks.
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Centralized app deployment and management for multiple iPhones in the workplace?

We have deployed iPhones at work and are looking for a solution to mass-deploy and manage (with the app updates etc.) the apps on these work iPhones. Each iPhone is assigned to a user but we would ...
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Running multiple user accounts on multiple displays simultaneously

Is it possible to set up a computer (preferably a mac pro) so that multiple users can log in at once, each on their own display with a different keyboard and mouse? We need this for a school setup in ...
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Server 2003 imap and apple mail + dealing with user names with spaces

I am trying to connect to imap boxes on an sbs 2003 server but the server is saying the username/password is incorrect. I know the password is correct because I just checked by logging in to OWA. and ...
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Unable to connect to Windows VPN from iPad

I have a 16 GB iPad wifi I can't get to connect to VPN. The error I get is: "A connection could not be established to the PP server. Try reconnecting. If the problem continues, verify your settings ...
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Xserve G5 Leopard Server - How to turn off the beeping when the RAID is degraded?

My XServe G5 is beeping constantly because of a RAID drive that has failed. We're going to get a new replacement drive tomorrow evening. The beeping is very annoying and I was wondering if there was ...
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Apple client OS support lifecycle

I have a simple question that I seem to be having a hard time getting a straight-up answer for. What is Apple's support policy for Mac OS X client versions? When do they drop support? For example, ...
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OSX: Don't login as network user, but as local

Normally my computer was set up to login as a network user, but it also has a local home set up. I have moved my computer to a new location where that server no longer is, so there is no longer a ...
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XServe Remote Set Up Doesn't Work

I just mounted a newly purchased XServe. I have turned on the XServe. I have installed Apple Server Admin Tools on a second computer. I can see the newly purchased XServe under "Ready for Setup" in ...
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How to setup a CNAME to map a custom domain to an Apple Mobile Me site

My site is published with iWeb and is hosted at URL like this: http://web.me.com/foobar With pages like this: http://web.me.com/foobar/site/about.html I have a custom domain (e.g., www.foo.com) ...
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Can I use a single OS X Installation Image on multiple machines?

I currently admin a small variety of Mac's at work. We have some G3/G4/G5/MBP/iBook/eMac/iMac. I've noticed that each system is configured slightly different and wanted to come up with some disk ...
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HTTP Live Streaming - How to do the encryption on Linux?

I am making some HTTP Live Streaming files (an Apple based way to segment video files so they can be 'streamed' by downloading specific chunks of a file (more info)). It's possible to 'encrypt' each ...
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Snow leopard wiki server question

I wonder if it is possible to enable some kind om wiki markup language (like in an ordinary wiki) to edit the wiki pages on apple wiki server 2? Are users forced to use html or the visual editor or ...
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10.6.4 Apple Wiki: New just created users can do nothing?

After update to 10.6.4 there's an issue: any new users that I create in Server Prefs/WGM can't post to their blogs, comment, create wiki pages... They can't do anything! There's log from Wiki errors ...
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iPad connections to Cisco VPN error — “Enter your user authentication”

Is anyone else having problems with the iPad IPSec (Cisco) VPN configuration? I've configured a Cisco VPN connection to a PIX 501 firewall on a 32GB Wifi Apple iPad. This is done in Settings -> ...
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No rights to write on SMB mounted volume after updating on 10.6.3

After updating on 10.6.3 I suddenly have no rights to write an mounted volumes via SMB. I had no problems before and nothing has changed regarding to rights on the Windows Server. I can read and copy ...
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XServe won't let me log in

After a power-failure, my Xserve won't let me log in on the login screen. I can still SSH into the box and access its other services, but the login box just shakes when I write either a local username ...
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Macs don't connect to wifi access point but PCs will

So, as a side project I'm going to try and figure out why the wifi APs in my building exhibit the following behavior: - They typically allow all types of computers to connect without issues - ...
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Apple Mac Startup Scripts

I'm running Mac 10.6 (Snow Leopard). I would like to have a shell script that handles some routing/vpn and server tasks executed on Machine startup. This script should be preferably executed before ...
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Setting up Apache and PHP on Mac OS X Snow Leopard

I've recently purchased an Apple iMac. Unfortunately, enabling Apache and PHP has thrown up some problems. I enabled Mac's built-in Web Sharing through System Preferences, at which point I got an ...
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Is it possible to force the Apple Darwin Streaming Server to send streaming over port 80?

Is it possible to force the Apple Darwin Streaming Server to send streaming over port 80Is it possible to force the Apple Darwin Streaming Server to send streaming over port 80? Background: We have a ...
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Apple XRaid questions

I inherited an environment with a couple of apple xraid san. 1 - I have a 14 drive setup that's split into 5 LUNs on EACH side. The SAN goes into a fibre switch along w/ the servers that are attached ...
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AD users in Snow Leopard with admin privileges

I've just authenticated my first Apple machine onto the active directory infrastructure. Yay! The only thing I'm having problems with is specifying that the AD user is an administrator, and able to ...
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Single Sign On (SSO) with Xgrid, without OS X Server (10.6.x)?

I've been playing with Apple's Xgrid a bit lately and was hoping to find a means of using multiple agents, running tasks as an authenticated user, without having to run OS X Server on the controller. ...
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What advantages does an airport extreme exactly bring?

I'm about to invest in an Airport Extreme for my company network, just as a little "boost". I have two internet lines, and I'd like to use one for all the wired network, servers and most of the ...
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NetInstall working on some systems, not working on others

I'm having an issue where my NetInstall setup works on some computers and fails on others. I am not able to diagnose the issue. I created an image of a Mac Mini and then created a NetRestore image ...
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How to configure Apple Powermac to boot headless (sans keyboard/monitor)?

I have a couple of Apple Powermac G5 machines that I have deployed as servers: they're running GNU+Linux, connected to the world only via an ethernet cable. When I need to restart these machines, ...
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Can an IT shop that is 'all novell' support Mac OS X?

I don't have the specifics on our company's network; but all the Windows PCs (Windows XP) currently in my new company's environment use novell client to sign in and use Novell's groupwise for email. ...
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Mount hybrid ISO (ISO 9660/HFS+) under Linux

I am trying to mount a HFS+ partition in hybrid .dmg file to a local folder. I found a HFS+ superblock in it (as per instructions in here) and tried to associate it with /dev/loop0 and then mount: ...
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Using Apple's Internet Sharing with the second nic on my MacPro

I want to plug a laptop into my server instead of using a switch. When I check the button on my MacPro OSX 10.5.8 to share my internet connection on my second nic, it warns that it may affect other ...
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Upgrade Path from OS X 10.5.7 to OS X Snow Leopard Server?

I purchased an iMac back in March 2009 and it came with OS X 10.5.5 and I have been updating it since. I see that I can upgrade the OS to "Snow Leopard" for $29.99 but...... I would like to upgrade ...
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OSX Server Hanging/Spinning Beachball Issues (Server Admin et al)

I'm working on a setup of an OSX Server environment with 4 servers running across two networks: Private XSan Metadata network (configured by XSan as 10.0.10.x/255.255.255.0) Private management ...
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How do I send raw text to a printer on a Mac?

In windows you can use LPR In Linux you can do lpr or 'data.txt > /dev/lpt1/' How do I do it on a Mac?
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Presenting Apple XServe RAID LUNs to XSan

I am working on a Final Cut Server setup with an associate and one of the things we need to do is setup XSan2 with two Apple XServe RAID units. I am able to get into the RAID Administrator and ...
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Troubleshooting seemingly random G4 kernel panics and lockups

Recently my 9 year old Apple G4 file server has been randomly crashing. Often it's a kernel panic, but sometimes the system just locks up. It seems almost always to happen when I'm out of my office... ...
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Is Apple going to miss out by not allowing to virtualise Mac OS X? [closed]

As far as I know you are not legally allowed to virtualise Mac OS X. Recently Amazon added Windows support to EC2 so you can now run Windows, Solaris, BSD and Linux instances in the cloud. With Apple ...
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Can you downgrade Java on a Mac?

I'm testing Snow Leopard for our IT team in preparation for it's actual launch. I'm currently running seed 10A394, which comes with Java JDK 1.6. I found one Java desktop application that no longer ...
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What is the best way to sync iCal calendars between multiple Macs on the same network?

I have to sync iCal on all the computers without having a MobileMe account, I would like it to be "live" because the co-workers have to see the changes right away on their screens, they also need to ...
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What to do With Power PC Mac Systems

I have a customer - a small business where IT is a cost center, not a profit driver - with six high-end PowerPC machines (dual-CPU Power Mac G5, 2G RAM, the works...). These machines will shortly be ...