Questions regarding Apple Mac Server editions of OS X.

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Lag in MCX (Workgroup Manager) controlled Macs

At the beginning of the day and on semi-random days, some of my Mac users are experiencing heavy lag. For example, 5-10 minutes to login, several minutes for Safari to load, visible delays while ...
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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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error in system log - Succeeded authorizing right

Just installed a fresh 10.8.2 server running contacts, DNS, Mail, Open Dir, Profile Manager and Websites. The machine is primerally used for mail which is all fine and as far as i can see there are no ...
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Upgrade 10.6 Server to 10.7 server error

I am trying to upgrade 2 Mac mini Servers from OS X Server 10.6 to 10.7. I get the following error: The additional components needed to install Mac OS X can't be found. Googling for this ...
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How can I determine the specific file referenced by fs_usage, which is listed by block

I was investigating a problem on a Mac OS X 10.6.8 Server, where users were complaining of access slowdowns. Network throughput slowed to a crawl. It felt like the server was overburdened. System ...
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login based forward proxy control for mac os x 10.6?

Can I do user/login based forward proxy (for website blocking) in Mac OS X server 10.6, or know of a solution that will integrate with the Open Directory of OSX?
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Mac OSX Server 10.6 DNS Issues

The server was upgraded from 10.5 from 10.6, during the upgrade the Reverse Zones were lost so I tried to recreate these but found that it's best to delete all zones, definitions and start again. So ...
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osx server permission removal

I manage a Mac Mini server OS X 10.8.5 Server 2.2.2. used as a file share for assigned partners to upload video files to their respective folder at the very lowest level of the file system (accessed ...
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Mac OS X 10.9 Server authentication using OpenLDAP not working

I have a Debian server that is running OpenLDAP version 2.4.31, and now I am trying to connect my Mac OS X 10.9 Server, so that I can authenticate existing LDAP users. I successfully connected them ...
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Launchctl jobs automatically getting unloaded on snow leapord

We have launchctl jobs loaded on the snow leopard server. Somehow, every few days the jobs gets unloaded and this is causing our periodic jobs not to run. When I logon to the machine, the jobs show up ...
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Root being controlled by ARD

I run an educational lab of 20 iMacs, all running Mac OS 10.7.5(11G63) with ARD version 3.6.2. My server and all of the iMacs run Lion. I seem to have crossed something and now my root user is being ...
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Mac OS X Server Configure DHCP Options 66 and 67

I need to configure Mountain Lion (10.8.2) OS X Server BOOTP to provide DHCP options 66 and 67 to provide PXE booting for PCs on my network. I have tried following the bootpd MAN pages, but they are ...
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Mac OS X server daemon cannot connect to WindowServer

I am running the built-in Apache Tomcat 6.0 under Mac OS X Server 10.6.6. Tomcat runs Hudson and Hudson runs a script which needs to connect to the local WindowServer process. This does not seem to be ...
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osx fstab mounting windows share with wrong osx user

My fstab on the osx server is as follows: 192.168.9.99:/TST /Users/HMTS01/BACKUP cifs automated,username=TEST,password=TEST,uid=hmts01,gid=staff,file_mode=0700,dir_mode=0700 0 0 The windows share ...
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MacOS X Server Lion with multi-domain mailserver?

Is a Mac OS X Lion Server capable of servicing multiple e-mail domains? We want to get a Mac to use as a standalone mailserver, but the Apple web site doesn't appear to provide an answer.
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Matlab computations done over Apple Filing Protocol (AFP) depend on POSIX permissions, ignores ACLs

I'm a system administrator and have never used Matlab, so forgive my general ignorance of the program. My users have encountered problems when executing scripted Matlab actions over AFP to a Mac OS X ...
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On Mac upon reboot, how to make a new daemon start and an old daemon not start?

We have a daemon running on a Mac server (10.6.6). We want to install another newer version of the daemon along side it but not start it. Then at a specific time, we want to reboot the server and ...
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How do I set up a reverse lookup zone in OSX Snow Leopard Server

I am trying to set up Address Book server in Mac OSX Snow Leopard server. To do this, a requirement is that I have a FQDN set up with reverse lookup. I created a DNS entry on the godaddy DNS server to ...
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Folders having multiple reincarnations on clients

We are running a Mac OS X Leopard Server 10.5.8 on a Intel XServe. Most of the data is stored on the internal disks. When clients (mostly Snow Leopard) connect to the server and use it normally for a ...
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Mac OS X Server Open Directory does not push Software Update settings to clients

I have an Xserve G5 running Mac OS X Server 10.5.8 configured as an Open Directory master. I have also enabled and configured Software Update service on the machine. The SUS is configured to serve ...
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Setting up a secure SVN server on OSX Server edition

I set up an svn server on my apple server running OSX server edition (leopard) following these instructions http://agileshrugged.com/blog/?p=14 and that was easy enough. Unfortunately these ...
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Mount an additional Xserve volume with autofs on Linux

A few years ago I setup autofs on a RH Linux box to mount volumes from four XServes. I need to add a couple new volumes from these same Xserves so that I can access files from the Linux box. I've ...
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How to enable DIGEST-MD5 SASL mechanism in Open Directory?

We've created an Open Directory master on OSX 10.10 Yosemite + Server.app v4: $ sudo slapconfig -createldapmasterandadmin admin Administrator 1000 But it doesn't support DIGEST-MD5: $ ldapsearch ...
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Copy dovecot mail files from backup back into user's mailboxes

My old server was cloned to a new machine, but all mails for a certain date range were not copied over.. If I look in each user's mailbox, all mail files for a certain date range are missing. I did ...
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Mac Pro says RAID degraded but all drives showing green status

OSX 10.9 - RAID Utility says RAID array is degraded but all drives are showing green All started after error log Drive 3:5000c5004e189ddf missing - Previous drive status was inuse Now getting ...
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OS X Server Profile Manager 3.1 (Mavericks) - Enrolling fails at “Installing certificate”

OS X Server Profile Manager 3.1 (Mavericks) - Enrolling fails at "Installing certificate" Fresh install, i use my personal server.mydomain.com for my server in my local network dns. I don't have ...
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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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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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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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Apple XServe not booting from anything (USB, CD) - Prohibited Sign

I have an XServe (Early 2008) which was working good before, however, I recently deleted all my raid drives because I wanted to recreate them. So now, I have nothing, no recovery partition or ...
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Server is able to receive mail, but mail it sends never get to destination?

I have a OS X Server behind a router. Server's ip address is 10.0.1.3. The router has open ports on everything and an external ip. I've setup my mail exchange. I can receive mail people send to me ...
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Apache on Lion Server with two IP addresses

I'm trying to run Apache and nginx on the same machine, on different IP addresses. It's a Mac Mini with one ethernet card. I configured two eth network devices. I tried to change the apache ...
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Apache and PHP causing first exec call to be really slow (and OS X)

Consider the following PHP program: <?echo date("c"); `date` echo date("c");?> The backtick-operator `` simply executes the specified command via the shell. Output on my local windows-box ...
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OSX Server 10.5 - Cannot log into Workgroup Manager - diradmin password is correct

I've got a setup where I am trying to rescue a broken AD. We can no longer authenticate on the Workgroup manager, with passwords being rejected all the time - even though it is correct. I can connect ...
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SSH connection gives no prompt, unresponsive

I'm ssh'ing from my OSX laptop to an OSX server. It worked a couple of days ago. Now, when I try and connect, no text is output. My session (with -v option) looks like: ~ $ ssh myserver ... ...
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How do I increase the size of file descriptors on mac

I am getting an error from squid WARNING! Your cache is running out of filedescriptors What should i do in my mac to prevent this error?
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Windows 7 + OSX 10.7 Server: all files created by Windows users have permissions -rwx------

Here's my setup: I have one Mac Mini Server running OSX 10.7 Server set up as my network's primary file server. (I just finished installing it yesterday afternoon.) It shares files to 10 or so ...
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VMWare Fusion network dropping for OSX clients

We have a continuous integration server which runs a series of tests over several different client OSs (different version of Windows and OSX). It is running on an Apple XServ which is running OSX ...
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Trouble with Microsoft Word 2008 and AFP Sharing

Currently, I have a central server that is accessed by many users through AFP sharing. Sometimes, multiple users may have the same Word document open, while other times it may just be one user and one ...
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ANSWERED: Mac Wiki Server Group Calendar Problem

I have a Mac XServer [10.6.8] running Wiki Server Connected to Active Directory. When I connect my iCal (v4.5) on my 10.6.8 client machine to my personal calendar all things are great and changes ...
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Mac OS X server keeps prompting for passwords on all devices

I'm running an Mac OS X Server (10.6.7) with iCal, Address Book and Mail enabled. My issue is that the clients (iCal and Calendar in iOS) keeps asking for passwords on strange intervals, and it ...
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How to 'Stick" OS X system Prefs for Language & Text

Master Client has UK English, UK Date Format and UK currency specified, yet on client's first login at any workstation, they note that Language & Text has defaulted to US rather than English ...
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Remote Management/VNC Mac OSX Server 10.6 from Windows Server 2008

What is the most compatible/reliable software to remote manage an osx server using windows server? I tried to activate the remote management from osx server then use remote desktop login from ...
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Configure browser and VPN traffic

I've been having a few issues with my company's VPN server. The VPN is running on a Mac Server (10.6.x) and I'm also using a Macbook (10.6.5). I've been building specific programs to gather ...
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How to remove MySQL from OSX Server?

Please be doubly sure that you've investigated this on OSX Server. http://www.apple.com/server/macosx/ Which is a different beast from normal OSX. OSX Server (not the desktop version) includes a ...
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Is there a way to customise PPD distribution of printer drivers effectively with Mac Os X server?

we have two network printers shared via our 10.5.8 Mac Os Server machine. They have drivers provided by the manufacturer that allow job logging (printing with a print code). I've installed said ...
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Quicktime Streaming and protecting movies?

I am setting up a Quicktime Streaming server on OS X 10.6 so users can view movies that I make. I want to ensure that they cannot steal the movies however. Two questions arise on how would I do this? ...
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How does Tomcat on Mac OS X Server handle requests to different domain names?

I'm setting up a Mac OS X Server (10.5) machine, and that will include setting up Tomcat. The machine will be the host for at least two different domain names -- let's say myapp.example.com and ...
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How to build a PDC connected to Open DIrectory on OS X 10.6

Since OS X Server has an older version of Samba that cannot be used with Windows 7, I want to setup a newer (3.5.5) Samba server as a PDC. I want to continue to use Open Directory on the 10.6 OS X ...
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Windows Vista/7 dropping Mac Server share points

My Windows Vista and Windows 7 clients are having problems maintaining access to SMB shares on a Mac server. The initial connection to the server appears to be OK, as the Windows clients can see all ...