Benefits of running Osx server over standard?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Server, Xserve, and Networking' started by dmbfan41, Apr 30, 2009.

  1. macrumors regular

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    Are their any?

    Mapping drives and such?
     
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    tersono

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    uh - there are only benefits if you need a server OS. Yes, there's more flexibility in terms of setting up shares, but you can do that in the client OS with an add-on utility such as Sharepoints.

    OS X server is the way to go if you need to host a local domain (whether OpenDirectory or whatever), wish to host multiple web sites, your own mail server etc.

    For simple file serving - unless a good number of workstations are going to be connecting to it simultaneously, then it's overkill.

    Basically, if you dont know whether you need it, you don't.
     
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    cantthinkofone

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    If you're asking rather or not you need it, the answer is no.

    I played with a copy and it made my head hurt. Way to many options and setup to do. Regular OSX is enough. Unless your running a business with 25+ computers i would say no to OS X Server.
     
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    yeah i know what its for, i use linux for my server. just wondering if any features are worth the switch, figured there was no real advantage unless you are setting up a server, but you never know.

    thanks for the responses. and for that add-on recommendation.
     

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