OS X Server
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OS X Server is the next generation of Apple's award winning server software. Designed for OS X and iOS devices, OS X Server makes it easy to share files, schedule meetings, synchronize contacts, host your own website, publish wikis, configure Macs, iPhones and iPads, remotely access your network, and more.

Server is now an application you can add to Mavericks right from the Mac App Store. Anyone can quickly and easily turn a Mac running Mavericks into a server that's perfect for home offices, businesses, schools, and hobbyists alike.

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What's New
Version 3.1.1:
  • Profile Manager support for the Device Enrollment Program
  • Management of Fonts, AirPrint and Wi-Fi Hotspot 2.0 settings
  • Improved Profile Manager scalability when syncing with large directories
  • Management of Activation Lock on supervised iOS 7.1 devices
  • Enhanced permissions for accessing My Device portal and for device enrollment
Requirements
Intel, OS X 10.9.2 or later



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ver. 3.x:
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Ali Kaylan reviewed on 26 Feb 2014
Updated to 3.0.3 this morning
[Version 3.0.2]

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Monkeyjunkey replied on 26 Feb 2014
Aha and the update didn't go well or why are you rating this with one star?
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Ali Kaylan replied on 26 Feb 2014
This is one of the worst pieces of software that Apple has ever produced. Check out the App Store ratings. They are not a whole better than my 1 star. Still as buggy as can be.
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lamontDakota replied on 26 Feb 2014
Panpagan says: "I'm ... willing to pay 400 to 500 bucks or even more for decent server software."

Maybe, at only a double-sawbuck for this, you're just getting what you've paid for. You never know.
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Deemery reviewed on 24 Oct 2013
Do not Install Mavericks if you need VPN! There are substantial problems with VPN running on on this. Installing base Mavericks will (not surprisingly) disable previous Server product.

I'm also having problems with mobile account synching.

This was NOT ready for release. Someone wrote on an Apple support forum, "I paid $19.95 to Apple to beta test Server 3." I have a lot of sympathy with that perspective.
[Version 3.0]

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Maltz2 replied on 07 Jan 2014
Just an update - the VPN issues were resolved for me with the update released in December. I did have to uninstall and reinstall the OS X Server app, but it retained my VPN settings.
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Macbookpro commented on 18 Sep 2013
Seems to be working fine with 10.8.5 on mac mini server.
[Version 2.2.2]


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KarlH9898 reviewed on 18 Sep 2013
No Problems.
[Version 2.2.2]


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Winet reviewed on 06 Aug 2013
We had to change the Hardware. So I Setup the RAID first and then TimeMachine rollback. In fact that was running smooth and easy. But then the Server App starts to crash many times a day. I removed the BackUp Disk and it is getting better (the same disk is working on My mac without a problem) but still the server App is crashing on regular base. It is very frustrating.

As somebody said earlier I would pay more money for a clean Server Software but this one is crab. We have to run a company and we not playing around just for fun. So apple move and get this fixed.
[Version 2.2.1]


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Donmontalvo commented on 04 Feb 2013
Anyone know if this means we can push Apple App Store updates to users with the same "softwareupdate -i -a" command we've used before for normal OS X updates?
[Version 2.2.1]


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Panpagan commented on 02 Feb 2013
Ok, that's it. I'm back on 10.6 Server. I experimented with 10.7 Server and 10.8 Server. In comparison to older versions they suck. I have a small company network with servers and lots of fibre channel datastorage to run.

Maybe it's good for SOHO, but not for company use. I'm still willing to pay 400 to 500 bucks or even more for decent server software.

Seems like I have to look for alternatives in future.
[Version 2.2]

1 Reply

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Gary replied on 11 Feb 2013
FreeBSD is your friend.
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Cerniuk reviewed on 30 Dec 2012
Still continues in the right direction with a very polished Apple-esk interface. Unfortunately still hindered by the malfunctioning hobbyware open source server software products below the hood.

Today's challenge: to get RADIUS server working against a Time Capsule. Epic Fail.

Using the Server app, logged into the Time Capsule via the Airport management interface "Enter your Airport password to manage Airport settings with Server". Checked the box on using username and password for logging into wifi network. That disabled access to the wifi network completely.

Reset the Time Capsule via hardware reset using pin. Tried to login to Time Capsule from Server app using default "public" password for a reset Airport / Time Capsule. No go. Had to use Airport Utility to set the Time Capsule back up from scratch. Tried to login to the newly setup Time Capsule via Server app, all I get is "Incorrect Password".

managing Airport settings with Server is SNAFU in Mac OS X Server 10.8 using Server app.
[Version 2.2]

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Cerniuk replied on 12 Jan 2013
"Incorrect Password" when trying to login to the Time Capsule (and Airport if that is used) can be solved by opening the KeyChain Access app and deleting the entries for the Time Capsule or Airport. Then the Mac OS X Server interface can login again.

When looking at software the total cost of ownership (TCO) must be considered. There is plenty of software out there that is inexpensive if your time is worth nothing. Being subjected to, and working around this Apple defect put the TCO for *my* copy of Mt. Lion Server to $360 + $19.99 thus far.

Really like the direction the software is going. It just needs TLC.
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Deemery reviewed on 04 Oct 2012
Well, my Server installation got 'confused' after applying this update. Apparently not all of my settings were converted/rolled over. I -think- going back and updating/changing the system name fixed things (afp:// mounts weren't working, and that was a real problem! ftp:// mounts worked OK, and DNS records were configured.)

I must have done something right, because a few hours later afp:// mounts started working. I -hate it- when something breaks and fixes itself, and I don't know why.

The intent is good, the potential is there, but Server is NOT READY for SOHO use. In my case, I have some Unix SysAdmin experience and a lot of Unix user experience, so I can do some digging under the covers when things start to break.
[Version 2.1.1]


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Bobbistyle reviewed on 21 Sep 2012
They killed the real Admin app in 10.8 and this update brings back the DHCP option, but it doesn't work as required. No NAT control at all and the default DHCP always tries to share the incorrect port!! (And auto corrects custom settings). Neither an upgrade from a 10.7 Server or clean install option work. Useless for NAT/DHCP *unless* u own an AirPort Xtreme.... !!!
PLEASE bring back some REAL control OR rename it something other than Server.... i.e. Sharer....
Grrrr!!
[Version 2.1]


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Deemery had trouble on 18 Sep 2013
I'm getting an error from "Profile Service", but that's not something I depend on.

Anyone else seen that? Anyone got a fix/workaround?
[Version 2.2.2]


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Edified had trouble on 08 Dec 2012
Anyone able to find or post the documentation for 2.2's new caching feature? Does it require that the machines subscribe to a directory server?
[Version 2.2]


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bmantzey had trouble on 27 Jul 2012
I just downloaded and installed Mountain Lion (the day after its release).

The next day I decided to install Mac OS X Server, so I dished out $20 and downloaded it from the App Store.

"setting up your server is incredibly simple" - Yeah okay. This is exactly what I do:

1) Open server. The "Set up your server" screen comes up.
2) Click "Continue".
3) Click "Agree".
4) Authenticate

I get a dialog box that slides down and says, "Could not connect to the server." The only option is "OK".

5) I select Manage->Connect to server..., and choose "This mac" from the list and click "Continue". It brings me back to the same screen that I started with.
6) Repeat 1-4. Same results, except that the application exits.

There aren't many options at all and I can see nothing else I can even try. I'm on a Mac Pro connected wirelessly to a Time Capsule. My ISP is Comcast. Do I need to do any special configuration to my router or adjust any other settings?

There's no documentation out there for this new product and nobody else has had any similar issues. Any help is greatly appreciated.
[Version 2.0]


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bmantzey had trouble on 27 Jul 2012
I just downloaded and installed Mountain Lion (the day after its release).

The next day I decided to install Mac OS X Server, so I dished out $20 and downloaded it from the App Store.

"setting up your server is incredibly simple" - Yeah okay. This is exactly what I do:

1) Open server. The "Set up your server" screen comes up.
2) Click "Continue".
3) Click "Agree".
4) Authenticate

I get a dialog box that slides down and says, "Could not connect to the server." The only option is "OK".

5) I select Manage->Connect to server..., and choose "This mac" from the list and click "Continue". It brings me back to the same screen that I started with.
6) Repeat 1-4. Same results, except that the application exits.

There aren't many options at all and I can see nothing else I can even try. I'm on a Mac Pro connected wirelessly to a Time Capsule. My ISP is Comcast. Do I need to do any special configuration to my router or adjust any other settings?

There's no documentation out there for this new product and nobody else has had any similar issues. Any help is greatly appreciated.
[Version 2.0]



Markymark56 rated on 07 Jan 2014

[Version 3.0.2]



RMTompkins@aol.com rated on 15 Mar 2013

[Version 2.2.1]



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Spectral7 rated on 05 Feb 2013

[Version 2.2.1]



Hyerstay rated on 08 Dec 2012

[Version 2.2]



Milan Pantelic rated on 07 Dec 2012

[Version 2.2]



Hyerstay rated on 28 Sep 2012

[Version 2.1.1]



+8

Roes rated on 25 Jul 2012

[Version 2.0]


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OS X Server is the next generation of Apple's award winning server software. Designed for OS X and iOS devices, OS X Server makes it easy to share files, schedule meetings, synchronize contacts, host your own website, publish wikis, configure Macs, iPhones and iPads, remotely access your network, and more.

Server is now an application you can add to Mavericks right from the Mac App Store. Anyone can quickly and easily turn a Mac running Mavericks 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
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
Profile Manager
  • Configuration and management for OS X and iOS
  • Over-the-air enrollment
  • Mobile device management
  • Web-based administration console
  • Self-service user portal for clearing passcodes, remote lock and wipe
Time Machine
  • Provide a backup destination for Mac computers on your network
  • Deliver backup support for OS X
Mail Services
  • Standards-based SMTP, IMAP, and POP server
  • Push notifications
  • SSL encryption
  • Adaptive junk mail filtering
  • Virus detection and quarantine
Calendar 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
Contacts Server
  • Synchronize contacts with Mac, iPad, and iPhone
  • Allow multiple users to access and update contacts
  • Standards-based CardDAV server
  • Push notifications
Messages Server
  • Secure encrypted instant messaging for your organization
  • Persistent chat rooms
  • Store-and-forward for sending messages to buddies who are offline
Virtual Private Network
  • Highly secure remote access for your network services
  • Encrypted VPN connections for Mac, iPad, iPhone, and PC
Xsan
  • Block-level SAN file sharing with concurrent read/write access
  • Xsan volume hosting and configuration
  • Volume management, storage pools, stripping, and volume mapping
  • Real-time monitoring, graphs, and event notifications
  • Metadata controller failover and file system journaling
Server App
  • Local or remote setup
  • Users and groups settings
  • View real-time graphs of server usage and activity
Other great OS X Server features
  • NetInstall to automate OS X installations and upgrades across your network
  • Web server for hosting multiple websites
  • Software Update Server automatically downloads Mac software updates and cache them locally


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