Mac Mini Server

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by macalec, Apr 14, 2013.

  1. macalec macrumors 6502

    Mar 12, 2012
    Does anyone have any experiance with the Mini Server solution? How many users would you recommend access it at once for user accounts, etc.


  2. m1kygarcia macrumors member

    Aug 8, 2012
    It depends, I'd say it's worth if you own multiple iDevices or Macs for that matter, and you are willing to spend a few weeks learning how to tweak the server to fit your needs,cause setting it up locally its not that hard, but outside of the network that's when it gets "funny", you can handle as much users as you want, like I said, if it's local network you won't have much problem. other than that, I don't see any sense of owning one.
    Or maybe you could get it just so you can have a second drive, without doing it yourself and avoid warranty.
    I myself was lucky enough to get a brand new, not refurbished of the 2011 model for half the price, and so far I've been researching online how to tweak it, cause trust me its not that intuitive as apple promotes,( i ended up wiping the hard drive and doing a clean install) but the profile manager access is worth the effort, that is like I said if you are planning to manage all your devices.
  3. osx-addict macrumors newbie

    Jan 8, 2013
    We've had two of the mac mini servers now and I love them.. They're really small, don't eat much power and I can have multiple people logged in -- if using the apple remote desktop client.
  4. hamkor04 macrumors 6502

    Apr 10, 2011
    I never used server OS, but recently interested to try one out.
    I was wondering if there any cons if you run development softwares on server version ex: Photoshop, AutoCad. any incompatibility or any performance issues.
    what is a difference between normal and server versions other than network and sharing ("server")
  5. talmy macrumors 601


    Oct 26, 2009
    Since Lion, Server is just an application package that has the additional server applications and a user interface to control them. It will have no effect on any applications you run. This is not the case for the original mini with Snow Leopard Server.
  6. macalec thread starter macrumors 6502

    Mar 12, 2012
    What about between different locations for satellite offices?


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