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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... ]

10.8 Mountain Lion Server: File Sharing and FTP
10.8 Mountain Lion Server: File Sharing and FTP

In terms of File Sharing, there is really nothing different from Lion to Mt Lion. There is a bonus for iOS users in EDU in that you can now create a WebDAV “DropBox” for students submitting their assignments. Follow this kbase for setting up DropBox shares and you will soon be able to have students store their assignments on your server. [ Read More... ]

10.8 Mountain Lion Server: DNS
10.8 Mountain Lion Server: DNS

You have just installed Mountain Lion Server, now what!? Going on the assumption you are staring at Server.app right after a clean install, the first thing that needs attention is DNS! [ Read More... ]

Macworld 2012 Recap and Review
Macworld 2012 Recap and Review

Wow, I can honestly say that this year’s Macworld was awesome!  The fans and sponsors were great, but I must give my biased applause towards the speakers and MacIT Advisory Board for their superb job on putting an IT conference together. [ Read More... ]

Configuring IPv6 DNS on Mac OS X Server
Configuring IPv6 DNS on Mac OS X Server

Over the past several months, my company has been dealing with AD/OD integrations with Lion 10.7.2 and the customer’s environment is using “.local”. If you are not familiar with the history between “.local” and Apple computers simply put: they don’t mix. PERIOD. It all stems from Apple OS X Clients using the naming convention of “ComputerName.local” as its address for Bonjour services. When an Active Directory (AD) environment uses something like “company.local”, Lion doesn’t know if you are talking DNS or Bonjour… so it just tries everything, thus giving you delayed authentication (login) against your AD controllers. [ Read More... ]