Sharing applications on leopard server

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Server, Xserve, and Networking' started by malloy82, Mar 17, 2008.

  1. malloy82 macrumors newbie

    Mar 17, 2008
    Hi All,

    I am running Leopard Server in my office. We have 3 macbook pro client machines that currently use it to share files.

    I am wanting to use the servers full potential.

    1. I want users to have to log onto the server environment of a morning (Currently they just connect to the wireless network)

    2. I want users to be able to access applications that are installed on the server. Such as Project x, address book, steel etc. It would be great if users could access these applications and collaboratively work on projects rather than having the applications installed on each client machine and them working individually.

    3. Lastly I have external clients using windows machines who i would like to grant restricted access to the server for file sharing. Is this possible?

    A standard configuration was chosen when installing leopard server and all clients have a username set up within directory on the server.

    Any suggestions on how to implement either of these three points would be greatly appreciated.

    Kind regards,

  2. Les Kern macrumors 68040

    Les Kern

    Apr 26, 2002
  3. miniConvert macrumors 68040


    Mar 4, 2006
    Kent, UK - the 'Garden of England'.

    On Tiger Server you use Directory Access on each client to put your server IP in the 'LDAP' bit. Then, when ever someone logs in on that client, it'll check your Open Directory for their username and password. Open Directory can also be used to set up each users home area and share points.

    I don't do application sharing. At first, somehow, users on the network could run apps off of my machine. It was deathly slow. So, now I install apps directly on each machine. However, they still have a 'Shared' area so they can easily collaborate on work.

    There's an option to enable Windows machines connecting somewhere. Once that's on, Windows machines can access shares/home areas with the correct username and password by entering the server IP into windows explorer.
  4. malloy82 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 17, 2008
    Thanks for the tips lesKern and miniConvert,

    I am playing around with directory on my client mac now.

    What about if I just wanted to share one common address book?
  5. Krevnik macrumors 68040


    Sep 8, 2003
    Open Directory does that as well. On Leopard, it will make the address book that OD/LDAP provide accessible to the end user.

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