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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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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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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 do I set up an 802.1X infrastructure for use with OS X and iPads?

At my workplace I have been tasked with setting up machine certificate based 802.1X wireless authentication for our Apple devices. It seems like on the client side this will be handled by Profiles ...
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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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OSX Account server running on Linux

We are a small startup company where we all work on Apple computers. I was wondering whether we could centralise the user accounts on a single server so anyone could log into their account from any of ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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You are unable to log in to the user account “user_name” at this time

I have a Mountain Lion server and two Mountain Lion clients. I have two network users. From one of the clients I can log on using either of these two accounts, from the other I cannot log using ...
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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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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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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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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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Mac OS X Server (10.8) - SMB sharing permissions don't update (when a user is removed from a group)

We're running a Mac OS 10.8.3 server using the File Sharing feature. We have both AFP and SMB sharing enabled. When we change a user's permissions, their permissions are set properly when accessing ...
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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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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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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 ...
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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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TXT record for a server behind a router?

I've found this wonderful explanation of SPF on http://www.openspf.org/SPF_Record_Syntax and i had it working on my older setup. Setup has changed and i find myself in the ropes again. I have an ...
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DHCP Requests out of line with lease time, inordinate amount of requests to server

Environment contains an OS X 10.6.8 Server with OS X 10.8.2 clients. DHCP is running on server with a lease time of 1 Day (86400 seconds). The system log is flooded with DHCP REQUEST/ACH messages ...
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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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Stop Apache being controlled by Mountain Lion Server

Before I installed OS X Server through the App Store, everything was working fine. I had a number of virtual hosts, some of which were proxy passing to other servers on the network. I also had Phusion ...
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DNS on OSX Lion

I run a OSX Server (10.6) that runs a DNS server supporting several domains (A records, MX). All went smooth until two days ago, when I stopped receiving emails. I didn't change anything to the ...
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OS X Server: Trouble logging into (network home) account on server (guest: off)

Edit (tl;dr): I think I may have found the "error" - Guest access was turned off on the /Homes directory. I turned it on and now I can login as a network user. Can someone explain why this is ...
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Server Backup Options? [closed]

I currently have a dedicated server running Apache (I can supply more specs if needed), but I'm trying to setup automatic full backups to run every night. Preferably I'd like to be able to put them on ...
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Are backups secured per user when using Time Machine Server on OS X Server (Mountain Lion)?

I have a simple Time Machine Server configuration with 1 destination. Users are defined in Open Directory (but the machines that will be backing up to TMS do not login via Open Directory). Updated ...
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Xserve 10.6.8: Why do `net.inet.ip.forwarding` & `net.inet.ip.fw.enable` kernel sysctl settings stay enabled even disabling?

Very bizarre situation. I have inherited a few Xservers from a previous admin that I have been charged with cleaning up on various levels. I am familiar with settings in Ubuntu & am very ...
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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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How can I determine valid Mac OS X Server `serveradmin` commands?

I've used Mac OS X Server's serveradmin command line interface for Server Admin.app & now Server.app for starting & stopping services, viewing status & settings, and occasionally running ...
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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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OSX 10.8 Server Wiki file and database location?

OSX 10.8.2 with the Server.app installed. Wiki server running. where do these files live? *so that I can customize the CSS as well as back everything up.) What databases so I need to backup and ...
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Apple XServe 2,1 Questions (ESXi, Temp)

So I have Apple XServe 2, 1 (Earlier 2008 model) I am trying to install ESXi 5.1 on it. I've read it that it's possible. I'be burnt the ESXi ISO to a dvd-r. I am now trying to boot from it but I have ...
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Apple XServe, Installing Linux on it? [closed]

Basically, I will be running multiple VM's on my XServe. I wanted the Main OS to be very lightweight and not a memory hog. I am not sure but I feel like OS X Server is not very lightweight, also ...
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MySQL Replication Monitoring for OS X Server

I have a CentOS 5 MySQL 5.0 server running that I need to replicate. I will setup MYSQL on OS X (Mac mini), but what tool should I use to monitor the replication that runs on OS X?