Home server help please

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Server, Xserve, and Networking' started by Maldrich, May 27, 2014.

  1. Maldrich macrumors newbie

    May 27, 2014
    Hi first time setting up osx server on my home network. Have set up open directory, DNS server and created profiles, changed DNS server on router to my new osx server and (I think) bound client mac to server. Green light all good. However now trying to get network users to be able to log on to client mac. "Other users" appears at log in screen following chanes on log in options but then doesn't seen to accept my password and get past log in screen. Any thoughts please?
  2. alain651 macrumors newbie

    Nov 11, 2011
    Halifax, Canada
    Hi There

    First, on your user computer did you in the service preference >Network > Advance > in the DNS Tab... ADD your SERVER IP Address.

    Second, on your user computer did you in the service preference > users & groups > In the Log In Options > JOINT your Network Account Server and BIND to the directory.

    Hope this help
  3. Maldrich thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 27, 2014
    Thanks for replying

    After 4 hrs I managed to use a terminal command for it to force a secure bind dialogue but now it doesn't recognise my diradmin user and password! It shouldn't be this hard!!
  4. alain651 macrumors newbie

    Nov 11, 2011
    Halifax, Canada
    I am sorry to here your still having problems...

    i have been using MacMini server for over 5 years now for home use, and Server Apps 3.1.2 is pretty stable now with all the updates. But it need to be properly setup..

    I good learning tools is lynda.com, Up & Running with Server App



    My recommendation for learning is to reformat your computer:
    - first download DiskMaker X to make a USB install disk at http://diskmakerx.com/?page_id=27

    - Boot from the USB, use disk utility and reformat your HD, name it server.
    - If you have only one Disk, create a partition and name it DATA (for your Share folder) so if you need to reformat your Server, your still have all your FILE SHARING folder and Websites.
    - Install Maverick and all update.

    - DO NOT RUN SEVER APP yet..

    - Open System Preferences > Network > Use DHCP with Manual Address > change the IP Address for your server... like, check your Internet Service Provider Router IP address Internal not External, if it than use the next higher number

    - Did you purchase a Domain Name ?? or setup as a local server
    - Decide what will be your Computer name & Host Name & Local Host.

    - Using Terminal

    sudo -s
    scutil --set HostName server.your-domain-name.com
    scutil --set ComputerName server
    scutil --set LocalHostName server

    Now you can run the SERVER Apps, and will create your DNS properly.

    Me i prefer do it manual, as i have a few virtual domain to setup.

    Hope this will help...
  5. mvmanolov macrumors 6502a

    Aug 27, 2013
    i think this is brilliant advice.... just wanted to add these other sources which i found invaluable...



    Good luck mate....

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