Server Help needed!!

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Server, Xserve, and Networking' started by mstratmann, Oct 28, 2009.

  1. mstratmann macrumors newbie

    Oct 28, 2009
    I'm nearly ready to smash my foot trying to figure this out...though I'm sure there's a simple explanation, but I'm simply not finding it!

    I have a Mac Mini Server running Snow Leopard Server on it. I have the strangest issues as it sometimes works perfectly, and then 10 minutes later it doesn't work at all. Right now if I go into Server Admin it shows "Available Servers (0)" rather than 20 minutes ago when it showed 1 available which is the server. I can't find anywhere that would point to it being unavailable.

    This seems to be so strange as I can point my iCal to a calDEV account on the server and have it work, go get lunch and come back to a computer full of errors saying that the server is no longer available.

    Please tell me I'm missing something!!!!
  2. MentalFabric macrumors 6502


    Mar 10, 2004
    I've not used snow leopard server yet, but what you describe sounds a lot like a problem that plagued 10.5 server - Server admin, when opened, would not recognised the server it was installed on for a few minutes after opening the app. It was necessary to keep trying to add a new server (any of the server names will do,, myserver.local or (the IP address that points to the machine you're currently using). Can you still 'add server' with a manual address?

    Only the services didn't go down while this was happening... iCal though was almost completely unusable on 10.5 server, there was far too much room for a change in set up to bring the whole ical service down.

    Personally (lacking much knowledge of your problem) I would suggest working from a fresh install. Once it stops running smoothly, that's generally easier than a fix. Just look up the set up on the apple discussion forums and google and follow step by step instructions next time...
  3. mstratmann thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 28, 2009

    I think that's what I'll do is a fresh install...I surely hope that this doesn't continue to plague me! Thanks!!!

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