New to Servers: Mac Mini Server help

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by born4sky, Jul 15, 2010.

  1. born4sky macrumors 6502a

    born4sky

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    Mar 14, 2008
    #1
    1) Can I run it as htpc?
    2) Can I have two or more calendars/contacts? (sync with different iPhones)
    3) Can I install iTunes on it and access that library from pc and mac through network
    4) Do I have to sync iPhone to that server or I can do it on any computer connected to network?

    Thanks in advance for any comments or advise
     
  2. indg macrumors 6502

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    Feb 7, 2007
    #2
    1) Can I run it as htpc?
    -- generally YES (but may be NO if you have specific needs beyond the technical specs of the mini)

    2) Can I have two or more calendars/contacts? (sync with different iPhones)
    -- setup 2 user accounts.

    3) Can I install iTunes on it and access that library from pc and mac through network
    -- enable itunes sharing

    4) Do I have to sync iPhone to that server or I can do it on any computer connected to network?
    -- itunes must be connect directly via usb. (alternative: jailbreak and install wifisync to sync via wifi)

    btw, you don't really need a mini server if all you're doing is general htpc functions, itunes playback, and iphone syncing. the base mini handle all that just fine.
     
  3. DesmoPilot macrumors 65816

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    Feb 18, 2008
    #3
    Don't need a server to do all that.
     

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