Setting Mac OS X as an account server

Discussion in 'macOS' started by RZetlin, Sep 7, 2007.

  1. RZetlin macrumors regular

    RZetlin

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    Is it possible to setup Mac OS X as a fully functional account server? (Having workstations login into Mac OS X)

    Is there a technical difference between Mac OS X and Mac OS X server? (Other than server has more tools)
     
  2. Cromulent macrumors 603

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    No real difference, except that if you wanted to do it on standard OS X you would need to compile and install the software yourself and configure it by hand (i.e no nice user interface it would be text files and the terminal only).

    If you are doing it that way it would just be easier to buy a cheap PC and install Linux / FreeBSD on it and use that as a server.
     
  3. logandzwon macrumors 6502a

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    True... all true.
     
  4. Cromulent macrumors 603

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    Probably didn't help you much there. You want to use OpenLDAP as that is what Mac OS X Server uses. You can use Fink to install it as it makes the process much easier.
     

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