Mac OS X Snow Leopard Server For Dummies

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Making Everything Easier!

Mac OS® X Snow Leopard Server for Dummies

Learn to:

  • Set up and configure a Mac network with Snow Leopard Server
  • Administer, secure, and troubleshoot the network
  • Incorporate a ...
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Making Everything Easier!

Mac OS® X Snow Leopard Server for Dummies

Learn to:

  • Set up and configure a Mac network with Snow Leopard Server
  • Administer, secure, and troubleshoot the network
  • Incorporate a Mac subnet into a Windows Active Directory® domain
  • Take advantage of Unix® power and security

John Rizzo

Want to set up and administer a network even if you don't have an IT department? Read on!

Like everything Mac, Snow Leopard Server was designed to be easy to set up and use. Still, there are so many options and features that this book will save you heaps of time and effort. It walks you through installation, set-up on a virtual machine, directory services, managing clients, security, and everything necessary to keep your users happy.

  • Choose your hardware — get all the details on the best hardware for your specific needs
  • It does Windows too — manage Active Directory and Open Directory for a network with both Windows® and Mac® clients
  • Maintain control — create and maintain your User Directory and authenticate clients
  • Files, printers, and stuff — set up user categories and permissions, handle file sharing protocols, and configure client machines
  • Let's get together — help users collaborate with shared contacts and calendars, Podcast Producer, and iChat® instant messaging
  • The Web world — configure Web services, set up Wiki Server, and enable blogging
  • Out of the office — create mobile accounts for notebook users and configure VPN access
  • Safety first — manage security with firewalls, encryption, and proxies

Open the book and find:

  • Various options for installation
  • The pros and cons of Dual Boot
  • How to set up and run an e-mail server
  • Tips on getting Macs and Windows to share files
  • How group accounts can simplify management
  • The advantages of different permission types
  • How to manage Podcast Producer
  • Special stuff in Snow Leopard Server
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470450369
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 11/9/2009
  • Series: For Dummies Series
  • Edition description: Original
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 432
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

John Rizzo (San Francisco, CA) is a computer industry writer and author, veteran editor, columnist, and blogger focusing on Macintosh and cross-platform topics since 1987. Since 1997, he has published, the web's largest news and information source for Mac and Windows integration issues. John is a frequent speaker and panelist at MacWorld and other trade shows and has taught many Mac classes for Apple. John is on the Board of Trustees for San Francisco Community College where he chairs the technology committee.

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Table of Contents


Part I: Getting Snow Leopard Server Up and Running.

Chapter 1: Snow Leopard Server: An Overview.

Chapter 2: Choosing Server Hardware.

Chapter 3: Installation and Setup.

Chapter 4: Running Servers in Virtual Machines.

Part II: Creating and Maintaining User Accounts andDirectories.

Chapter 5: Controlling Access with Directories.

Chapter 6: Setting Up Open Directory.

Chapter 7: Integrating Open Directory with Active Directory.

Part III: Serving Up Files and Printers.

Chapter 8: Controlling Access to Files and Folders.

Chapter 9: Setting Up File Sharing.

Chapter 10: Sharing Printers Over a Network.

Part IV: Facilitating User Collaboration.

Chapter 11: Sharing Contacts with Address Book Server.

Chapter 12: Sharing Calendars with iCal Server.

Chapter 13: Hosting Web Sites and Wikis.

Chapter 14: Running an E-Mail Server.

Chapter 15: More Collaboration: iChat and Podcast Producer.

Part V: Managing Clients.

Chapter 16: Managing Client Accounts.

Chapter 17: Creating Mobile Accounts for Notebooks.

Chapter 18: Keeping Your Server Secure.

Part VI: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 19: Ten Things You Can Add to Snow Leopard Server.

Chapter 20: Ten Cool Things That Didn’t Make It into theBook.


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  • Posted September 13, 2010


    I found the Apple documentation to be much more clearly written. The chapter on DNS was more apologetic than helpful. It seems to me that a book entitled "for Dummies" should not get bogged down with concepts only useful to large organizations. I wanted a manual for a single server shop, and this was not it.

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  • Posted April 17, 2010

    Solid information but could uses a better index for topics

    This is a how to by a professional on Search Engine Optimization. The index needs to be more complete as searching through a 1000 pages for the answer to some relatively straight forward questions is a bit much.
    It also might be helpful if a DVD was included with some additional information.

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