View Full Version : Leopard Server - What do you use it for?

Jun 20, 2008, 01:25 PM
Hi guys,

I just got a license for Leopard Server through work, and im thinking about installing it on my Mac Mini.

My big question is, what do you guys actually use your servers for in a home setup?

Sky Blue
Jun 20, 2008, 01:30 PM
don't use it in a home set up, but in an enterprise we use it for:

- managed preferences
- netinstall
- afp shares

Jun 20, 2008, 01:36 PM
you use it in a home setting if you have five other family members each with their own computers and you want to be an admin for all of them, or you want to set up the mini as a file server (both of these things CAN be done with a regular version of leopard.)

macintosh tech
Jun 20, 2008, 06:48 PM

1. Roaming Profiles
2. Netinstall
3. AFP shares
4. Xgrid :D
5. Master iTunes library share
6. Backups
7. Package pusher
8. iCal server

Jun 21, 2008, 11:43 AM
I installed a copy on a Mac Mini for home just because I am doing the Leopard exams and wanted to play. Not sure I've really used it for anything practicle yet.

That said, I did get 90% in the exams so must have done some good.

I had a call from Apple yesterday offering me extended AppleCare phone support. When I said I was doing the exams, they lost interest in selling it to me.

Jun 21, 2008, 11:48 AM
Not using Leopard server at home yet (server is too old), but I use Tiger server at home for:

Mail server
Web server
File server
sftp server
Open Directory/AD
File services

It also runs IRC/Bitlbee servers + the firefly media server, but they're stuff I've installed myself.

When I finally get around to getting a Mini + Leopard server, the G4 Tiger server box will handle firewall/NAT.