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As much as I hate to say it, but if all the desktops are windows, I'd say you need windows SBS. Very easy and straightforward to install and set up for a SOHO. If you ave the time, and especially the knowledge, sure, you can install Linux (why Ubuntu when there's Debian and CentOS available escapes me, but it's your choice). It will do everything you need, ...


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Try hostname.local or the FQDN. You really SHOULD be able to use the FQDN. If you can't, it means your DNS server isn't set up correctly. All Apple OS X Servers need DNS to be set up correctly on the DNS server side. This is critical to getting almost all of the services set up correctly. Since the OS has already been installed, verify that DNS is ...


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I experienced the same problem debugged the original script, for me the default expect timeout of 10 seconds was causing the embedded hdiutil command to be aborted. I fixed this by adding: set timeout 120 In the expect script. Now the script is working fine again. My script: #!/usr/bin/expect -f set date [timestamp -format "%Y-%m-%d"] set ...


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You could enable Apple Remote Desktop via the command line As for the SSH tunnel, the main port is TCP 311 ie: ssh -N remoteUsername@remoteServer -L localPort/connectToHost/remotePort for ssh -N remoteUsername@remoteServer -L 311/localhost/311


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IIRC, ntpdate is used to set times, but ntpd is used to maintain the time on a system. Look in Server Admin --> --> Settings for the NTP on/off check box. Don't worry about the config files. If you can't get a solution from the GUI, then the following website might help: http://docsrv.sco.com/NET_tcpip/ntpT.no_inet.html Good luck.


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I would recommend using Google Apps. The standard edition is free for up to 50 users, or you can go for the premier version which has very advanced Postini spam protection.


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Check if the racoon service might be going crazy in the background and kill it, optionally restart the VPN service. (asked and answered this question as part of documenting a problem I just fixed and couldn't find a solution for on Google) In my case the racoon went into limbo, eating up CPU, after trying to connect to the VPN using a Windows XP client ...


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It's probably /etc/named.conf. You should also copy over any other files referenced therein.


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They only one that works right now is the ATTO Xtend SAN initiator... rock solid and supported with 64 bit... they created a new release to support snow leopard!


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It's not clear exactly what you mean by "load balancing" in this context. If you want to use both ethernet ports to connect to the same switch in order to gain higher throughput (2Gbps) and also to gracefully degrade to 1Gbps if either cable becomes unplugged, then you should set up 802.3ad link aggregation. 802.3ad is a layer-2 network concept, which ...


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If you have OS X server and your users are using AFP, you can send them a message in the AFP section of the Server Admin tools. Also, if you are using Apple Remote Desktop and have it authorized for all computers, you can send a message even if users don't use AFP.


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Depends on what you are most comfortable administrating, really. You run a mostly Windows environment, so my first suggestion is to go with Windows, and your primary "ugh" factor with Windows is the cost. Big downside, but that's the cost of using Windows in a mostly Windows environment. If you like and are comfortable with Linux, go with that. The main ...


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Many information can be found on google. Running Mac OS X on a non Apple hardware doesn't comply with Mac OS X license agreement. This is really not the right place to ask for this... there is dedicated website for this.


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.htaccess files are disabled by default in OS X's Apache config. You can enable them with the Server Admin GUI by selecting the Web service in the sidebar -> Sites in the toolbar -> your virtual site under that -> Options tab under that, and enabling "Allow All Overrides". Or, equivalently, you can edit the site config file (under /etc/apache2/sites) and ...


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There are a variety of tools that'll let you manage client software centrally: Apple Remote Desktop, radmind, filewave, Puppet, JAMF's Casper suite, ... as well as the option of scripting it yourself. However, all of these will involve a fair bit of up-front effort and/or expense; for only 3-4 clients, it's generally easiest to just manage the computers ...


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You can disable list reminders on a per-list basis. The option is "send_reminders" and it's in the notifications section of the general options page. http://www.gnu.org/software/mailman/mailman-admin/node13.html The script sends the notifications is "mailpasswds". On a Debian system it's in /usr/lib/mailman/cron, but I do not have access to an OS X Server ...


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If you're running BIND on your public DNS server, you could configure it to perform what's known as "split DNS". This is where queries from one location get one set of responses, and queries from another location get another set of responses. Other DNS server implementations may support this as well, but there is an excellent howto for BIND which explains ...


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In BSD the command would be wall and OS X is based on BSD, you might give it a try.


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I looked at this web site from the specs and given what I see I do not believe your router will actually initiate or terminal a VPN. They only mention that they will probably allow a VPN through through the firewall. I could be looking at the wrong page page though. I have a really strong preference for OpenVPN so I would suggest the that what you need, ...


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Tried to set SSL to "redirect" into the iCal service's admin tool? This will result in a plain connection being redirected to the SSL one: bash-3.2# telnet mac-server.dear.lan 8008 Trying 192.168.1.250... Connected to mac1.dear.lan. Escape character is '^]'. GET / <html><head><title>Moved ...


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I would run whatever you are most comfortable with. Personally, I would stick with Windows SBS as it will do everything you are looking to do. Yes there is the cost of doing it this way, but it is also easier to find someone to replace you. (You do want vacation dont you?). If you think running SBS is going to involve training guess what? So is any ...


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Are you running the install disc that came with a server, or the full version. If you are trying to install it by the machine specific version, you will find that it will not work as it's looking for a specific machine ID and will not continue. I've installed SL Server from the full version DVD without a hitch but was not impressed with the speed.


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This is a very subjective question. You'll get many different answers on this, from different points of view and no single one is 'right'. It all depends on your goals, knowledge and budget. In my opinion, Windows Small Business Server is going to be the easiest to set up and integrate into your environment. If you think Windows Server is hard to set up, ...


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Yes it is. I have it on a few servers and it seems as reliable as 10.5.8 did. We're running 10.6.2 on all of them (XServes and a Mac mini 'server'. If you are going to do an upgrade or migration for 10.5.8 make sure your server is working great (I had to migrate a dented 10.5.x server to 10.6.2 and it brought some messed up OpenDirectory entries for some ...


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Your best bet is to open up a tunnel outside of the network and try to use it as a SOCKS proxy. From the documentation: Authenticated proxy servers are not supported by the synchronization module, which means updates will not be mirrored by the server. While the synchronization module may work with non-authenticated and transparent proxy ...


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Found out that I couldn't use dscl in single user mode, or via the root account in a >console login. I'm not exactly sure why, but I did realize that the plists that dscl manipulates still had the right data except for one little value. This thread pointed me in the right direction. I need to set the value of the Search Policy key to INT 3 (meaning Custom ...


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you can add domain names to /etc/hosts add the entry : 127.0.0.1 www.panomedia.net



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