No file sharing?

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  1. jethroted macrumors 6502a

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    I'm trying to set up file sharing on my osx box, and it tells me to activate "personal file sharing" in sharing aera of the system preferences. The only problem is it's not there. Anyone have any idea why? I'm running 10.2.4 sever.
     

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  2. howard macrumors 68020

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    thats weird..mines there...check it out:
     

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  3. icetraxxg5 macrumors 6502

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    There are a lot of other things that look missing in your sharing preference pane too... I would reinstall jaguar.
     
  4. jethroted thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I have!

    I've re-installed it twice. Does it have something to do with it being the server edition? I don't undersand it.
     
  5. Macpoops macrumors 6502

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    Are you logged in as an Admin. if your not alot of those choices disappear...

    Nevermind i'm a moron who didn't read the part about it being 10.2.4 server
     
  6. szark macrumors 68030

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    Re: I have!

    I'm not an expert, but I would think it definitely has to do with it being the server version.

    There is probably a more advanced file sharing interface for the server version.

    (This is just an educated guess...)
     
  7. Mal macrumors 603

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    Did you install the BSD subsystem? That might be the problem here. It also could be OS X Server, but I don't think so.

    JW
     
  8. 000111one111000 macrumors regular

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    If I remember correctly, all file sharing type of stuff is located in the Server Admin app. It's either in your Applications or Utilities folder.

    enoch
     
  9. Nipsy macrumors 65816

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    You control shares and access using the server utils. (Server Settings, Workgroup Manager, NetInfo)

    You are either:
    An unpriviledged user trying to Admin
    Very New
    Using a pirated copy of server (this is all covered in the docs)
    Not trying

    If you are running a pirated version of server, why? It would appear that it would be easier for you to use client like most people who aren't administrating servers.
     
  10. jethroted thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Well it is a pirate copy of the software. I just wanted to see what it was about. I probably should go back to the client since I don't run a server. But why would a pirate copy matter? If it's made from a disk image, and it's all there, then why is stuff missing? Shouldn't it act like a full working version?
     
  11. jethroted thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  12. Nipsy macrumors 65816

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    It is acting like a full version.

    File sharing in server is handled by server admin apps, not the pref pane.

    Nothing is missing, you're just trying to do server tasks in a client way.
     
  13. MacsRgr8 macrumors 604

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    Sharing OS X Server

    To configure your server, you must use the "Workgroup Manager"-app. To start the services (all of 'em) you must use the "Server Settings"-app.
    You must be the admin user ofcourse, and if you're not familiar with OS X Server, or AppleShare IP (or even NT server for that matter) then you will need some time getting used to setting up users/groups and sharepoints. It's good fun learning though!

    In my opinion there is no harm in TESTING software before buying. But you must buy software if it fits your needs. Especially Apple's own gr8 software...

    So go ahead, and enjoy.
     
  14. jethroted thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Ya, I think I'm going to dump it. I don't really have any need to run the server OS. I just thought it might have some cool extras I could make use of. Back to the client for me.
     
  15. MrMacMan macrumors 604

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    Yeah, IF YOU HAVE THE APPS. There is software that goes along with it.
     

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