OS X Server Utilities

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by mac8867, Nov 25, 2013.

  1. mac8867 macrumors 6502

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    Has anyone added the OSX server utilities bundle to their mini? Specifically, I am thinking about setting a VPN server on mine so I can access it "networked" remotely... just looking for real-world cases here.
     
  2. geoffpalmeruk macrumors regular

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    I have a 2005 mac mini running OSX 10.5.5 Server. I don't bother with the VNC stuff as i connect via my Macbook Pro and just use screen sharing / networked drives as it's only upstairs.
     
  3. mac8867 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    VPN, not VNC. Screen Share, I agree is suitable for "in home" work. VPN is for remote (not at home) network participation --- so, something like Screen Share can be used, even when I am in another state.

    What uses/advantages did you find with OSX Server?
     
  4. geoffpalmeruk macrumors regular

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    The main issues i've had is just finding things, its annoying having server prefs and system prefs but that may just be me. Sorry for the terminoligy of whay you were trying to do, not used it for that... Yet
     
  5. mvmanolov macrumors 6502a

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    the VPN in MAV is broken... for some people (including me) there are some forums on this both here and the apple discussion boards. So if you want to use VPN then you should run ML for now. From what i understand the 10.9.1 update (when it comes, hopefully with the nMP) will be fixing this issue. but until then it's a bit of a hit or miss.

    Also i really like the new server app 3.0.1. my experience with the profile manager on it was much better than before. also you get lots of cool things like update cashing, net boot and net install images. overall i like it quite a bit :D (minus the VPN crapshoot)
     
  6. mac8867 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks all... I loaded it up, haven't tried the VPN... and yes, this is very nice. the caching is great... I love the wiki!
     
  7. mvmanolov macrumors 6502a

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    haven't used the wiki but i love the cashing as i have multiple systems to update, the net boot and install are also great :d and best is the improvement in the profile manager functions :D

    congrats btw. and let us know if your vpn works :D
     
  8. ziggie216 macrumors 6502

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    Haven't touched the VPN section every since I saw the reports about it being broken. I do use logmein to remote back.
     
  9. stukdog macrumors 6502

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  10. mvmanolov macrumors 6502a

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    ya, i've seen this around. i think i'll wait for the osx update though.
     

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