OS X Server 10.1 & 10.2

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  1. 5300cs macrumors 68000

    5300cs

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    Can anyone tell me the differences in Server 10.1 & 10.2 ? Is is worth upgrading to 10.2? Google wasn't able to help me too much on this one.
     
  2. mnkeybsness macrumors 68030

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    if you are thinking about upgrading, you might as well wait till 10.3 server is out. it should be available the same time that 10.3 user is available.

    i've never actually seen anyone using 10.1 server so i have no idea what the differences are, but i can tell you about all the stuff in 10.2 server. or better yet, go here. for 10.3 server, go here.
     
  3. MacsRgr8 macrumors 604

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    I use OS X Server 10.1 AND 10.2.
    10.1 is OK, but if you need to use it in a mixed environment (Windoze...), I must recommend OS X Server 10.2.6.
    Management of the server is quite different in 10.2 Server than 10.1. 10.1 looks very much like AppleShare IP 6.3 when it comes to (remote) management.
    10.2 Server has more options, which are quite necessary if you offer (for example) SMB sharing.
    Changing the default permissions (inherit from parent, or apply as you describe) actually work! NOTE: all work since 10.2.6 Server. 10.2.5 and lower are a bit unpredictable...
    If you want to netboot OS X clients, you'll have to use 10.2 Server aswell. Also the printing mechanism is a little better....
    So, if you use OS X Server for AFP services only, 10.1 is good enough.
    If you want to do more, use 10.2.6 Server. It's actually very good!
    :)

    EDIT: <i forgot alot!>
    Also if you want to have a working NetInfo parent on the Server, use 10.2.6.
    If you want to use a good password server, use 10.2.6.
    If you want to be an LDAP server, use 10.2.6.
    Placing someone's home directory on a network volume.... 10.2.6.
    I probably forgot more....
    Some of these things maybe "possible" on 10.1 Server, but on 10.2.6 Server they actually work, and it is also very stable! (I should be selling them.... :rolleyes: )
     
  4. 5300cs thread starter macrumors 68000

    5300cs

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    :( this is what I was afraid of... 10.2 sounds much better. I just got an Xserve, but it came with 10.1.5, and I don't have another $1,000 to drop on 10.2.

    I was thinking too, that I should just wait until 10.3 comes out.
     
  5. MacsRgr8 macrumors 604

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    10.3 should be better still....
    But I think you'll have to wait at least 6 months before you can buy it. And maybe you'll have to wait till 10.3.2 or so before alot of the bugs are ironed out aswell.
    It's just a question of what you want to do with it, and when.
    10.2.6 does everything I want it to. But if I were to use the mailserver, I would wait for 10.3.
    Choices, choices....
     

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