Questions regarding Apple Mac Server editions of OS X.

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Who uses Mac OS X Server and why? [closed]

I am really curious. Mac OS X as a server sounds like a very expensive solution that is not much better than the free one provided by free software. I understand paying extra for a nice UI and an ...
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OpenDirectory/LDAP Query Syntax to find all users in a Group for GADS

I would like to construct an LDAP query to find all users that are part of the "Google Apps Users" group (short name: googleappsusers) on my OS X 10.9 Server. When I run the following query in Google ...
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Kerberos Login Failed: Cannot resolve network address for KDC in requested realm - Kerio and Open Directory

I'm attempting to connect Kerio to an Open Directory instance. I'm using kinit to test the setup, and I get the following: $ kinit -V -S host/server.domain.co.uk@server.domain.co.uk ...
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Viability of Mac OS X 10.9 Time Machine Server in office environment

Currently we have about 20 Mac OS 10.9 MacBook Pros (almost all with SSDs) backing up to individual USB drives. I'd like to consolidate these to one drobo thunderbolt drive array attached to a Mac ...
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How to Change the iMessages Conference Hostname in Maverics (Mountion Lion) Server

I was running a iChat Server success on Snow Leopard Server. Connections were running for: ichat.myservername.com And the conference server was: conference.ichat.myservername.com I have new machine ...
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Dovecot (on Mac OS X Server 3 - Mavericks) giving “Error: Failed to autocreate mailbox INBOX: Permission denied”

I recently upgraded my server to Mavericks and I thought everything had gone perfectly. As it turns out, that was not exactly the case. After everything working fine for a week or so, I created a new ...
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Edit DNS records from the command line in Mountain Lion Server

I'm trying to edit a DNS A record in Mountain Lion server using the serveradmin command. I can pull up the list of records using sudo serveradmin settings dns and I get this record I want to ...
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How to push packages to client Mac OS X machines from OS X server at login of clients?

I wanted to know if there is option to install application at login time in Mac OS X.That is, push packages to client Mac OS X machines from OS X server at login of clients similar to Group Policy ...
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Mountain Lion Server reject spam

On Snow Leopard and Lion server there was a filter option to reject (bounce) unwanted spam. With Mountain Lion Server the filtering still works, but it only gets flagged as spam with *** JUNK MAIL ...
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Postfix: How to make aliases work for virtual domains?

I'm trying to set up a local mailserver. I run Mac OS X Server 10.6 Snow Leopard, and it uses Postfix as server. I set the server up using the GUI and I'm doing all virtual settings via the terminal. ...
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how to do authentication of xp clients on lion server with shared printers but windows server as a domain controller

i have a LAN with windows xp clients and Windows Server 2008 R2 with server performing the domain authentication . I also have a lion server with network shared printers attached to it . The ...
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mysql variable resets after exit

The web interface for accounting / time tracking software (Clients and Profits X) requires a open connection to its mysql database. Right now the web interface is not used on a regular basis and this ...
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OS X 10.4 Server SMTP Server timeout [duplicate]

I just set up my server today with one of my new static IP addresses to act as a mail and web server. The web server is working fine, and the mail server is working fine to receive mail, but I am ...
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Will changes to periodic.conf file be picked-up by the system automatically?

I have made some changes to my /etc/defaults/periodic.conf file to change how it cleans the /tmp dir. Do I need to do anything else such as log-out or reboot to get the system (Mac OS 10.8.4) to see ...
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OS X Server ignores virtual hosts

I have a OS X Server 10.8 [with the Server App]. I have enabled the websites service and I've added the path to /Volumes/dev1/http as the root for my Server Website. I've edited the file in ...
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Mac OS X desktop background gets reset to “Andromeda Galaxy.jpg” when users log out

I'm running Mac OS 10.6 server, and have a set of 10.6 and 10.7 workstations connected to it for authentication and MCX. Users have network profiles (home folder stored on server, via AFP). When ...
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Import OS X OD users/groups to FreeNAS

Arrived in at work the other day and found a HP Micro Server sitting on my desk with a request to set it up as new network attached storage. Everything is working so far so good however I can't seem ...
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Ubuntu 10.04: Restrict LDAP Access by Group (OpenDirectory on Mac OS X Server)

In a nutshell, I want to authenticate users of a Ubuntu 10.04 Server against a Mac OS X Server's OpenDirectory LDAP but ONLY allow them access if they are a member of a group on the LDAP side. ...
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OS X Server: SMTP Server problem

I have problem to setup my mail server. My system is a OS X 10.6.2. Server. I configured the mail server so far, but I cannot connect to the smtp server correctly. Correctly means that I can connect ...
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Can I create a hidden admin account via the terminal on OSX?

I have around 300 baby macs to look after, and they have lots of different admin accounts, which is a nightmare to work with. ARD has slowly been configured with the accounts of the machine owners, ...
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How to resolve “HTTP/1.1 403 Forbidden” errors from iCal/CalDAV server after upgrade to Snow Leopard Server?

We recently upgraded our Open Directory Master & Replica to Mac OS X 10.6.4 Snow Leopard Server. We had a mismatched server FQDN & LDAP Search Base/Kerberos Realm, so we exported all users ...
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Jenkins can't clone from git on Stash

I'm trying to run a Jenkins job to. RIght now, the only configurations I have for the job are the 3 git repos it's supposed to be pulling from. It seems to be unable to fetch them because of some ...
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Apple Mac OS X 10.8.2.4 Magic Triangle Setup

I have the really important part of my magic triangle working - Mac OS X clients that I bind to AD & OD can log in with domain credentials. What isn't working is sharing a folder from the mac ...
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Open Directory over SSL / Mobile Accounts not working on Snow Leopard Server

I have a fully updated Mac OS X server 10.6.8 running on a Mac mini which I have open directory running on. I have 2 problems with the setup that the manual doesn't deal with and I can find any ...
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Reset Mac OS X Workstation After Logout

I'm setting up a computer lab in a private school. All the students have LDAP login credentials and they stored all their files on separate shared servers. After the student logs out, I would like the ...
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Trying to compile phpredis on a mac using phpize54

I installed php 5.4 using mac port. I then git cloned the phpredis repository ( https://github.com/nicolasff/phpredis ). Then, I execute these commands: phpize54 ./configure make && make ...
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Mac mini simple customized, Mac mini server or other? [closed]

I'm in front of a big IT choice for my little office and I need some advice. We have 5 users, 1 super user, 1 HP500 DesignJet Plotter, other 4 laser printers, 1 HP Fax/Print/Scan/Copy machine. All ...
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How do I push Real Names to iChat/Messages.app?

I'm running OS X Mountain Lion Server with the Messages (iChat) service. Whenever a user logs in to iChat, Messages.app, or any other jabber client the real names are not being populated for the ...
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How to deal with BYOD users with OSX Server (10.8) and Mobile Accounts

I am moving over to an open directory setup with users able to create mobile profiles to allow for syncing of their home directory on their own machines and the server. However, since we have been ...
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Syncrepl support in Mac OSx 10.8 OpenDirectory

From Ryan Faas's article Apple's OpenDirectory does support overlays but I can't seem to enable the syncprov or accesslog overlays. Adding following block to slapd_macosxserver.conf turns the server ...
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Mac OS X Profile Manager

I am wondering if when I set settings in profile manager if they should take place immediately. They currently only take effect after a restart or log out/in. I expected to send a push notification of ...
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How to encrypt a user and specific services on a Mac Server?

I am setting up a server in an office, and we want to encrypt the hard drive so that in the event of a physical breach, the data is secure. We initially used FileVault2, but since we need to be able ...
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mac osx server doesn't show on Add OSX server account

I'm using mac osx server mountain lion and I'm new with mac OS Follow the instruction of the book "Mountain lion for dummies", I'm setting the iCal for the client. However I can't see my server ...
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Configure Postfix to forward email

I just signed up for macminicolo.net and am trying to get it configured. I need to setup the server so that it will forward specific email to specific addresses (forwarder), as well as all addresses ...
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OS X: Blast message to all logged-in users?

Is there a way to send a message to all logged-in users on an OS X (Snow Leopard) server? Sometimes I need to reboot the server and would like to give everyone a notice of the impending reboot that ...
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What would cause SSH connections to fail when using `ssh://user@hostname` form but succeed with bare `user@hostname`?

I'm attempting to set up a git repository on our office server and make it accessible through SSH using public key authentication. I created a user git on the server and added two OpenSSH public keys ...
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Any Linux distro which is supported on EFI enabled XServe

I am looking into installing Linux on a test XServe machine and see how it goes overall. We have our entire infrastructure on OSX and would like to move to Linux servers. Is there any distribution ...
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What ports need to be open for Calendar and Contacts services to facilitate calendar resources on Mac OSX Server 10.8

We use Mac OSX 10.8 with Server 2.2.1. When creating a calendar appointment on a client connected to the OSX server from within our local network (behind our firewall) we can select calendar ...
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OSX Server Monuntain Lion working as PDC

I have read documents about mountain lion doesn't work as PDC as previous versions Line Snow Leopard does. I know there are various post/webs/documents talking about it but the information is very ...
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hosts.deny ignored by MacOSX 10.8

I have been trying to set up my MacOS X Server, which I recently upgraded to Mountain Lion, to use denyhosts as I need to open port 22 to it. denyhosts is set up and adds entries to /etc/hosts.deny so ...
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How can I get memory usage reported in SNMP under Mac OS X 10.8 Server?

I have two servers running Mac OS X 10.8.3 Server (Build 12D78) with SNMP reporting enabled. I have a cacti server set up collecting data from these hosts. My Load Average, CPU Usage, Disk Space Usage ...
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Adding a TXT DNS record to OS X Server

How would I add a TXT record to a DNS zone in OS X Server.app? There's an option for adding a Service Record that happens to have a Text field, but there's also a required Service Type field that I'm ...
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MAC OS X Server Lion - how to join two subnets?

I've got two routers connected to two different providers. I also have Mac OS X Lion server connected to both of them, so it looks like this: [INTERNET] [INTERNET] | ...
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Use a Mac (10.8) as a remote log server

I'm trying to use my Mac Mini server as a remote log server for our router. I set the router to forward the logs to the server but I'm not seeing the logs anywhere in the console app. Am I missing ...
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Mac server architecture and synchronization

I'm currently for an reliable and robust solution to make a bidirectional synchronization for the file between two mac os x server (recent versions). The folder is a corporate architecture of ...
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Mac OS X multi-user thin client server (terminal server)?

Is there any solution out there to turn a Mac into a true multi-user thin client server? I'd like to set up a few cheap PCs with access to a couple accounts using something like VNC, but it isn't ...
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How can I achieve Access-Based Enumeration with Mac OS X Server (10.8)?

I would like to replicate the concept of Access-Based Enumeration on a Mac server, in that a connected user will only see folders they have access to Read or Write to, instead of displaying folders ...
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Does OS X server support multiple administrative domains which trust each other?

Using Mountain Lion OS X server, we'd like to setup an environment where two OS X servers which are under different administrative control trust each other. That is, Server A has users & other ...
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Why does my hosts.deny not work on OSX 10.8? [closed]

For testing it I added these four lines to my /etc/hosts.deny file: # /etc/hosts.deny ssh-agent:ALL sshd:ALL   I waited some time and then I tried to gain ssh access to the loop-back IP address. ...
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How Can I Speed Up The Sending Of Emails from my Mac Mini Server? [closed]

I am currently using a Mac Mini Server running OS X Server. The server hosts several Ruby on Rails applications using Phusion Passenger where two of them uses a PostgreSQL database. One of these ...