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10.8 Mountain Lion Server: Websites and Wiki
10.8 Mountain Lion Server: Websites and Wiki

Websites (f.k.a Web) and Wiki have already been moved to Server.app when Lion Server was released, so I didn’t expect much to change, but upon review there is a twinkle of Advanced option for Mac Administrators in terms of these two Services. [ Read More... ]

10.8 Mountain Lion Server: Software Update
10.8 Mountain Lion Server: Software Update

In the beginning of Mt Lion, there was a large scare that Apple was going to remove the current process of Software Updates (where in an enterprise environment has control of which update is made available to clients) and force people to use the Mac App Store for software updates. Well fear not, Apple has move Software Updates over from Server Admin to Server.app. [ Read More... ]

10.8 Mountain Lion Server: Open Directory
10.8 Mountain Lion Server: Open Directory

The concepts for installing Open Directory is exactly the same as previous versions of OS X Server. Select whichever you want (Master or Replica) and walk through the assistant to get your ODM/ODR running. Screenshots of this process are below with quick comments. The glaring item is that the true functionality of Open Directory is now LDAP, Kerberos, and PasswordServer; and nothing more. Workgroup Manager used to store its values within the ODM’s Apple LDAP schema, but WGM does not exist anymore (that’s what you get for writing before things are released… WGM does exist!). The transition to using Configuration Profiles is now complete from Apple’s point of view, which is just like the transition to do everything via Server.app. [ Read More... ]

10.8 Mountain Lion Server: NetInstall
10.8 Mountain Lion Server: NetInstall

From a pure functional standpoint, I don’t see any major difference between what is available in prior versions of OS X Server in terms of NetBoot service to the Mt Lion version; other than it is now “NetInstall”. [ Read More... ]

10.8 Mountain Lion Server: Install
10.8 Mountain Lion Server: Install

When first viewing Mountain Lion (MT Lion) Server, you can understand that Apple had a long-term goal of making the most common things VERY easy and simple to administer. Consolidating service functions started with Lion’s introduction of Server.app; which migrated some of the more common collaboration services. This allowed Mac Administrators to adapt to a new working environment for what Apple has envisioned for OS X Server’s future. This series will provide highlights of what is different between administrating Lion and MT Lion, specifically via the GUI vs. what must be done with Terminal commands. [ Read More... ]