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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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OSX SL Server CalDav/DirectoryServices Authentication Error

I have a OSX SL Server (Version 10.6.8) that has been in production with about 40 users for approximately a year now. Since day one I have had problems where occasionally a users iCal client throws ...
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Open directory, external NFS file shares and automounter

This may be a big one. I've set up Open Directory on Mac OSX 10.8 (Mountain Lion) with users to allow everyone on the network to logon to any client with these centrally stored users. Before this ...
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Mavericks - APN Active Directory Users not being pushed

We have hit a problem with our current AD -> OSX Server integration project. We have our OSX server (mavericks) connected to our AD domain and running open directory/profile manager. AD users can ...
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OS X Server - How do I clone or transfer users from an Open Directory I'm planning to disband, to another server?

I have an OS X Server I've been using for the last two years or so. During this time it has been upgraded and fixed so many times it developed some certificate problems now turning into a gangrene. ...
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Mac 10.9 Server + Windows Foundation 2012 Server + VPNing in = Is it possible?

I need to be able to connect to both a Mac 10.9 server and a Windows Foundation 2012 Server at the same time through a single VPN login... Alright so here's the skinny on the setup. Running OSX ...
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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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SBS 2011 Essentials and too many new Mac users

We currently have about 15 users on a Windows SBS 2011 Essentials Server. I've just been informed that we plan to bring aboard about 15 more users that will be using Macs. We'll be using a Mac ...
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Dynamically translate posixGroup to groupOfNames in slapd (Apple Open Directory)

I'm setting up an application to authenticate to Open Directory using LDAP. Open Directory stores groups in RFC 2307 posixGroups format, like this: cn: mygroup objectClass: top objectClass: ...
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How can I specify which IP address is used for outbound traffic in OS X Lion Server with multiple WAN IPs?

I have a Mac Mini Server running OS X 10.7.4 (Lion). I am using the ethernet port for the LAN and I have a USB->Ethernet adapter for the WAN. I have assigned two external IPs to the USB->Ethernet ...
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Why isn't Samba authenticating an Open Directory username that arrives in all caps?

I have a Mac OS X 10.6 server that acts as an Open Directory master and allows file sharing from the Open Directory users' home directories. Today, for unknown reasons, it's stopped permitting our ...
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Why is Apple System Image Utility so slow?

I'm using Apple System Image Utility (SIU) on Snow Leopard 10.6.2 and I am rather disturbed it takes over Three hours to make a Netrestore or Netboot image. I'm using as the donor machine a brand new ...
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How to set the router address in OSX Server VPN

I am able to connect to OSX Server (10.9.2) through a (L2TP) VPN tunnel. However, any other computers in my subnet can not be accessed. On the client (OSX 10.9.2), the router's IP address is being ...
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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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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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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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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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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?
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How to enable Postfix filter on OS X server (Lion) without getting overwritten?

I have a Postfix after-queue content filter that works fine on stock Ubuntu Postfix install. However, on a OS X Lion Server I'm testing out, I see this "auto-generated" language in the master.cf ...
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iPad application settings with OS X Server Profile Manager?

I'm curious if I can add Application-specific settings in OS X Server Profile Manager under "Custom Settings". Has anyone been able to do this? Would you know how to get a dump of the current ...
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Active Directory Mapped Drive won't stay connected

WinSrv08R2. I have a drive mapped to Win7 clients via Group Policy that's on another computer (an OS X server, mapped via "\serverIP\folder"). EVERY time the user logs out and then back in, it pops up ...
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Migrate calendar data from Snow Leo server to Lion server

I have a big problem that doesn't seem to be covered by the migration documentation from Apple. I installed a fresh Lion server on a backup MacMini and I started migrating services. Wiki and OD ...
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Setting up single sign-on between Mac client & OS X Server

I'm not "single sign-on" is the right terminology for what I'm trying to accomplish, so please correct me if I'm wrong. We have a Mac OS X Server and Mac clients. Kerberos and Open Directory are ...
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Mac OS X User home drive share via AFP - Allowing Admin group access?

I have recently setup a small Mac-only network that utilise a Mac OS X Server which also shares out the user's auto-mounted home drives (/Users) via AFP. This is all working fine, but one of the ...
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Using OSX home directories from linux

I'm running an OSX (Snow Leopard) Server with OpenDirectory, which is nothing else than a modified OpenLDAP with some Apple-specific schemas. However, I want to reuse this directory on some of my ...
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Problems with virtual eth interfaces on an Mac 10.6 OD Master

I've been trying to setup multiple virtual interfaces (virtual ethernet ports) on a 10.6.8 OS X Server - this server is our Open Directory master. I want to set up additional IPs on the server because ...
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Is there a way to force a Password policy to local OSX users?

i have to manage a couple of MAC's with local accounts. Now i know pwpolicy to set local passwordpolicys, but i can't find a way to force a password history. I tried to use the "usingHistory=5" ...
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Mac Server: Firewall causes print service delay, even when not blocking anything!

Odd one - I am running Mac OS X Server 10.6.7 on a Mac Mini with many standard services enabled, including Firewall and Print. The Print service provides printer queues via IPP, and clients (Mac, ...
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iCal Server invites on Mac OS 10.6.6 aren't working: 403 Forbidden

I have an iCal server running, with a group calendar set up through a wiki site for all of my users. All users trying to access the calendar are members of the group. Adding, removing, modifying ...
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crontabs not firing on mac osx server under a non root account

I'd like to run a crontab but it is never fired. It's on a mac osx server 10.5.6 Accounts on mac are not defined in /etc/passwd. So their is no use in adding my account in /usr/lib/cron/cron.allow. I ...
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How can I use mobile network account at server so home sync works

I would like to be able to use a mobile network account while sitting at my server. I had os x server 10.6 running on a mac mini server but recently got a new quad core iMac and want to take ...
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How do I enable the serial port on an XServe G5 (10.4 Server)

I have my ZyXel USG 200 router's console port connected to my XServe, and I want to stream real-time logs from it to a text file on the XServe itself. I need the serial port to be set to 115200bps, ...
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How can I resolve this one application coming up with an “You don't have permission to use the application” error?

I've got a Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard Server Open Directory Master with a user who's getting Mobility & Application managed preferences from a group (the only group they're a member of). The ...
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Microsoft Office “Read-only” warning not appearing on Samba shares on Mac OS X Server

some of my users don't get the "read-only" warning (but "read-only" does appear on the title bar and the document is indeed opened read-only) when opening Office 2007 documents already opened by ...
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OD Upgrade: The Home Folder Can't Be Accessed

We moved our Open Directory server from an Xserve running 10.6.8 to a new Mac Mini running 10.9 with Server installed. After much ado, this was done as a fairly clean install. Meaning instead of ...
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10.9 Server DNS Server Having Intermittent Issues with Open Directory

I work for a school and we're undertaking the large task of moving from Xserves running 10.6.8 to Mac Minis running 10.9. I have a lot of experience with OS X Server (I held ACSA up until they ditched ...
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Force permissions non domain Mac server share

I have a Mac server which is accessed by both Macs and PCs. I need every file in this specific samba share to have 777 permissions regardless of the write permissions given by the client. The ...
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Mac OS X Firewall isn't firewalling

Rather confused by the results I'm getting on a Mac OS X Server running 10.8. I have an app that is running a web server on port 8000, which I want to be visible only to localhost. This seems ...
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OS X Server 10.8: perils of chmod -x mds?

I'm running a bunch of OS X servers, one of them (the only one not running on SSDs) is continually giving me grief with super sluggish performance due to mds running crazy. I have disabled spotlight ...
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Open Directory crashing periodically on Mac Server OS X 10.8

I've had quite a fight with the server I'm trying to configure in the last few weeks and thanks to serverfault I've been able to smoke out a few issues (thank you for all the help on that!) I'm a ...
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Cannot authenticate as diradmin - OS X Server 10.6 Workgroup Manager

As far as I can tell, not an uncommon problem: when I try to authenticate as 'diradmin' in Workgroup Manager for /LDAPv3/127.0.0.1 it fails with a login problem: "The login information is not valid ...
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How do I set up the roundcube calendar plugin for use with Apple Calendar Server?

How/what settings do I need to set up the round cube calendar plugin to talk with a Mac OS X 10.8 calendar server? Specifically, what URL's do I provide for the url and cat properties in the settings ...
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OS X Server Mail Forwarding Spam

In Server.app 3, managing a Mavericks server install, under the Users tab, when I select a user, click the settings cog, then click Edit Mail Options. I have a user setup with Mail should be: ...
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Server app : random errors in configuration applied with configuration profile

When I verify the informations contained in the user configuration profile with both the profile manager and textmate everything is ok. When i installs the configuration profile on a computer there ...
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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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Creating an OS X Mountain Lion 10.8 OpenDirectory database with a specific domain in mind

Mountain Lion Server has been one of the most infuriating things ever recently. Above and beyond tons of crashing I've been completely unable to do the following in a way that makes sense to both me ...
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Use snort to protect OS X system?

I am trying to get snort to drop unwanted packets on OS X. Has anyone been successful in getting this to work? I've tried with --daq dump and --daq ipfw. Do I need to start ipfw? (This is OS X 10.9 ...