OS X Lion Server
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Server add-on for OS X Lion users.   Updater ($49.99)
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Apple OS X Lion Server is the next generation of Apple's award-winning server software. Designed for OS X and iOS devices, Lion Server makes it easy to share files, schedule meetings, synchronize contacts, host your own website, publish wikis, distribute podcasts, remotely access your network, and more.

Mac OS X Server is now a set of applications you can purchase right from the Mac App Store. Anyone can quickly and easily turn a Mac running Lion into a server that's perfect for home offices, businesses, schools, and hobbyists alike.

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What's New
Version 10.7.5:

The 10.7.5 update is recommended for all servers currently running Lion Server. This update includes general operating system fixes that enhance the stability, compatibility, migration and security of your server and specific fixes for:

  • maintaining Spotlight index when changing share point settings
  • creating and connecting to Open Directory master
  • improved reliability of password authentication
  • using Software Update Server to automatically download and enable software updates
  • reliably booting NetRestore images created with System Image Utility
  • using Profile Manager to set the Mobility sync frequency settings for mobile accounts
  • improved reliability when changing an Xsan metadata controller into a client
Version 10.7.5:

The 10.7.5 update is recommended for all servers currently running Lion Server. This update includes general operating system fixes that enhance the stability, compatibility, migration and security of your server and specific fixes for:

  • maintaining Spotlight index when changing share point settings
  • creating and connecting to Open Directory master
  • improved more...
Requirements
Intel, OS X 10.7.4 (see Related Links below for Combo Updater for 10.7.x).





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R397 reviewed on 06 Oct 2012
Too many bugs from Apple last years.
Time Machine Backup now working, but before that i cloned my drive by third-side app.
Where the "Internet Sharing" function? In Snow Leo I just connected my laptop by cable to Mac Pro, and go surfing web, why in next release of super OS it's just doesn't work? For > one year! Quality degrading?
[Version 10.7.5]


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Beeble42 reviewed on 02 Feb 2012
We're getting closer to RC1. But I've stopped selling Mac servers now because of the MASSIVE problems with Lion server. This version fixes only some of the problems, but the horse has bolted. You can get much better capability, performance and reliability for less dollars elsewhere.

Only consider Lion server if you want easy netboot capability. Reposado is a better update server. Everything is a better web server. Everything is a better wiki. Profile manager solves a problem I can't find on mobile devices but is good for macs (if you are big enough to make use of mdm then profile manager is too small for you - if you are small enough to use profile manager, iphone config util will give you the same control without the poor documentation and massive headaches as you'll be extremely unlikely to need to update your profiles ota).

More features, better performance, more compatibility and longevity in just about every direction. It doesn't so much matter which direction you move in, so long as you're moving away from Lion server you're making an improvement.

I've never felt negative about previous OS upgrades. There were always issue to overcome but the new features and improvements far outweighed them. This one is even worse than being the exact opposite. So sad.
[Version 10.7.3]

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Cowicide replied on 10 May 2012
This is a bad situation, I've heard bad things about Lion server elsewhere as well. Have you had a chance to check and see if the new 10.3.4 at least addresses most of the issues? The "what's new" seems pretty comprehensive, so I guess I'm slightly hopeful...
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Mertonian replied on 02 Aug 2012
This is really very helpful. I'd be a first time server installer and appreciate your saving me all the aggravation.
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Trashie commented on 02 Feb 2012
Thought Mac did not care about the server market - guess this is just for Mac Mini users....?

I think Apple have all the pieces a little investment and they could nail the server market. They just never invested in it enough.

Bring Mac Ports in house bring back some great server hardware..keep costs in check...get some deals done with vmware...yeah they could do it they failed because all their attention was on the consumer market.

Then again do they want to do everything?
[Version 10.7.3]


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+173

Pedro-Fardilha reviewed on 13 Oct 2011
• WebDAV permissions are terribly broken.
Not only when checking the permission thru the finder or thru the Server app produce different results, but also it's impossible to make a "rename" operation work.
So, a user can create, delete, upload and download files or folders, but it's impossible to change the name of them, no matter what it's on the ACLs.

• Printer sharing no longer works thru internet

• iCal server keep giving reconnecting problem to iOS clients
[Version 10.7.2]

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Pedro-Fardilha replied on 17 Oct 2011
Just a little more info that I just found out:
iCal server somehow forgets to push the birthday field to some clients (like iCal itself), so every time that a card is edited on another machine, that card will lose the birthday info (if theres any, of course)
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Hun commented on 13 Oct 2011
HI! I have just bought a mac mini server. Yesterday I set up the Admin account, updated to 10.7.2, then made migration (with assistant) from my macbook (on which I am having the updated lion client version).
Now I have my old profile as a user account on the server, and when I log in the automatic software update tells me that I have to download lion server update for this account also.
But I have it already on the Admin, should I download again the nearly 1gb stuff also at account level?

Thanks for your advice
[Version 10.7.2]


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GIRIII-REDDY rated on 08 Dec 2012

[Version 10.7.5]



Peppi rated on 20 Aug 2011

[Version 10.7.1]



Alan-Deffenderfer rated on 17 Aug 2011

[Version 10.7.1]



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LizBo rated on 16 Aug 2011

[Version 10.7.1]



+7

Appleday88 rated on 02 Aug 2011

[Version 10.7]



+2

Aeon rated on 21 Jul 2011

[Version 10.7]


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Version Downloads:6,563
Type:Utilities : System
License:Updater
Date:19 Sep 2012
Platform:Intel 64 / Intel 32 / OS X
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Apple OS X Lion Server is the next generation of Apple's award-winning server software. Designed for OS X and iOS devices, Lion Server makes it easy to share files, schedule meetings, synchronize contacts, host your own website, publish wikis, distribute podcasts, remotely access your network, and more.

Mac OS X Server is now a set of applications you can purchase right from the Mac App Store. Anyone can quickly and easily turn a Mac running Lion into a server that's perfect for home offices, businesses, schools, and hobbyists alike.

File Sharing
  • File sharing for Mac, PC, and iPad
  • Standards-based AFP, SMB, and WebDAV file services
  • Flexible file permissions
  • Spotlight searching
Mail Services
  • Standards-based SMTP, IMAP, and POP server
  • Push notifications
  • SSL encryption
  • Adaptive junk mail filtering
  • Virus detection and quarantine
  • Webmail with email rules and vacation messages
iCal Server
  • Share calendars, schedule meetings and events, and book conference rooms
  • Standards-based CalDAV server for access from Mac, iPad, iPhone, and PC
  • View availability with free/busy lookups
  • Email invitations and notifications
  • Push notifications
Address Book Server
  • Synchronize contacts with Mac, iPad, and iPhone
  • Allow multiple users to access and update contacts
  • Standards-based CardDAV server
  • Push notifications
Profile Manager
  • Configuration and management for OS X Lion and iOS
  • Over-the-air enrollment
  • Mobile device management
  • Web-based administration console
  • Self-service user portal for clearing passcodes, remote lock and wipe
iChat Server
  • Secure encrypted instant messaging for your organization
  • Persistent chat rooms
  • Store-and-forward for sending messages to buddies who are offline
  • Server-to-server federation
  • Works with iChat audio and video conferencing
Wiki Server
  • Point-and-click page editor to change formatting and insert images, movies, and attachments
  • Access controls
  • Tags and comments
  • Revision history
  • Document sharing
  • Quick Look previews
  • Email notifications
Podcasting
  • Capture audio and video, record onscreen actions, and publish content
  • Publish QuickTime audio and video formats, PDFs, and ePub documents
  • Automatic RSS feed generation
  • Media library and file management using Podcast Publisher
Virtual Private Network
  • Highly secure remote access for your network services
  • Encrypted VPN connections for Mac, iPad, iPhone, and PC
Time Machine
  • Provide a backup destination for Mac computers on your network
  • Deliver backup support for OS X Lion and Snow Leopard systems
Xsan
  • Block-level SAN file sharing with concurrent read/write access
  • Xsan volume hosting and configuration
  • Volume management, storage pools, striping, and volume mapping
  • Real-time monitoring, graphs, and event notifications
  • Metadata controller failover and file system journaling
Server App
  • Local or remote setup
  • User and groups settings
  • Real-time graphs of server usage and activity


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