Apple Server Admin Tools
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Apple Server Admin Tools installer includes additional applications for use with Lion Server. This release includes the latest releases of:
  • Podcast Composer
  • Server Admin
  • Server Monitor
  • System Image Utility
  • Workgroup Manager
  • Xgrid Admin
What's New
Version 10.7.5 (displays as 10.7 in Finder):
  • DNS Zone Data expiration can be set to more than 9 hours
  • All of the improvements in Server Admin Tools 10.7.4
Requirements
Intel, OS X 10.7 Server or later



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Apple Server Admin... User Discussion (Write a Review)
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Donmontalvo commented on 23 Jun 2011
Anyone bleeding? :) After the fiasco that 10.6.7 was, I'm not going wtihin spitting distance of 10.6.8. Hehe...all jokes aside, I'm hoping it's good, since we have to re-unify our image.

Don
[Version 10.6.5]


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D9 reviewed on 11 Nov 2010
The server software from Apple certainly has improved over the last couple of iterations. Snow Leopard server is by far the complete offering they have produced. These tools are exemplary of that quality. I've often been on the road or at home, and been required to administer a user change, add calendar resources or update software; this package has allowed be to do this without any problems.

I still have issues at times w/ firewall access, but often feel that is due to the missteps of our corporate's IT setup. Often, once I have them "open" the channel for my access, there's no problem....until they tweak their settings again!

Kudos to Apple for making their server offering easy enough for novice like myself, and even more so for these tools.

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[Version 10.6.5]


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Filchescat commented on 29 Jul 2010
This seems to install 10.6.3 instead of 10.6.4, as does the same updated on Apple's website (6:10PM PDT 7.29.10)
[Version 10.6.4]

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**N8NOE** replied on 30 Jul 2010
Same Here, 10.6.3 is what is showing?..
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Donmontalvo replied on 27 Oct 2010
System Imaging Utility is updated to 10.6.4 but the rest of the apps didn't seem to change.

Don
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cenocre reviewed on 17 Mar 2008
This software is an utter piece of crap and shows how Apple has forgotten it's roots of making good logical software. It looks okay - at first.

The layout is illogical with no rational reason for a tab being at the bottom left, then a tab for a sub-section being at the top center and then the buttons doing the same function can appear in totally different places in similar windows. There is simply no rational order to the design and totally defies the Human Interface guidelines that Apple itself created.

Much worse however are the incredible bugs that have been there for years that can take an entire server down. Duplicate a web site and you may actually end up working on another site than the one intended. The software seems to randomly switch from site to site without notice for no apparent reason so you may end up with screwed up httpd.conf files.

Additionally, when you copy and paste the software can add a space to the pasted item. Spaces in Apache configuration can also take down a server!!! This shows two bugs, the addition of the space to begin with and the lack of detection of the space when saving the configuration.

Given that even a minor configuration error in something such a log file can take down a server (that is Apache's idiocy) and Apple's software introduces errors this can be very dangerous software keeping a web server going.

For web serving stay away from Apple's Server and go with something such as Abyss Web Server from Aprelium and CrushFTP or PureFTP.
[Version 10.4.11]


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neil_m commented on 16 Nov 2007
It does seem to be a problem.
10.5 cannot control all the features on an X.4 Server, e.g. DNS
It also seems to be impossible to update Server Tools 10.4.11 on Leopard.
I'm getting the message, it is not possible for unknown reasons.
Similar discussion on the Apple Support Forum.
[Version 10.5]

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benr commented on 28 May 2008
Funky workaround: install the 10.5 Server Admin Tools, rename the "Server" folder to "Server 10.5" (or whatever) then simply copy the 10.4.11 "Server" folder next to it from a Tiger Mac. Rename it if you're fussy.

Result: I have two sets of tools in two folders ("Server 10.5" and "Server 10.4.11"). They seem to co-exist happily, and I admin both Tiger and Leopard servers.

Of course, you need an old Tiger Mac hanging around to do this. I've backed up a .zip archive of the Tiger "Server" folder for the future.
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djerdius commented on 26 Oct 2007
This only works for leopard server? The old server admin tools don't work on leopard, how am I supposed to admin my tiger server.
[Version 10.5]

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Shock-J replied on 28 Oct 2007
Agreed. What if I have one server running Leopard and one running Tiger. I can't manage both servers on with the same computer? What kind of crap is that?
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Ilgaz replied on 14 Apr 2009
It is how they waste that great server anyway. Not just locking it to single hardware, they lock it to single OS.
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Jimsky7 rated on 16 Jul 2012

[Version 10.7.4]


Downloads:47,491
Version Downloads:4,469
Type:Internet : Servers
License:Free
Date:06 Oct 2012
Platform:Intel 64 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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Apple Server Admin Tools installer includes additional applications for use with Lion Server. This release includes the latest releases of:
  • Podcast Composer
  • Server Admin
  • Server Monitor
  • System Image Utility
  • Workgroup Manager
  • Xgrid Admin


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