Mac OS X System Administration

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Build and manage a powerful network on Mac OS X Server

Boost productivity and foster collaboration using the powerful networking tools available in Mac OS X Snow Leopard Server. With clear, detailed explanations and step-by-step instructions, Mac OS X System Administration shows you how to plan, construct, and manage a high-performance Mac-based network. You'll learn how to do everything from planning and installing the network from scratch to ...

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Overview

Build and manage a powerful network on Mac OS X Server

Boost productivity and foster collaboration using the powerful networking tools available in Mac OS X Snow Leopard Server. With clear, detailed explanations and step-by-step instructions, Mac OS X System Administration shows you how to plan, construct, and manage a high-performance Mac-based network. You'll learn how to do everything from planning and installing the network from scratch to backing up both clients and servers to recovering from disaster.

  • Plan the wired, wireless, or combination network your organization needs
  • Build the network and install Mac OS X Server
  • Secure the network using firewalls, encryption, and SSL authentication
  • Harness the power of Open Directory to organize and manage the network
  • Create user accounts, set up groups, and control which applications and features users can access
  • Set up and manage file sharing, print, Web, and e-mail services
  • Install applications automatically both before and after deploying the Macs
  • Enable remote access to the network via VPN
  • Add iPhones and iPod touches to the network

Guy Hart-Davis is the bestselling author of more than 50 computer books, including AppleScript: A Beginner's Guide, Mac OS X Leopard QuickSteps, HTML, XHTML & CSS QuickSteps, and How to Do Everything: iPod, iPhone, & iTunes.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071668972
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 4/14/2010
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 528
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.40 (d)

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Guy Hart-Davis is the bestselling author of more than 45 computer books, including AppleScript: A Beginner's Guide, Mac OSX Leopard QuickSteps, HTML, XHTML & CSS QuickSteps, and How to Do Everything: iPod, iPhone, and iTunes.

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Table of Contents

Part I: Plan and Create the Network; Chapter 1. Plan Your Mac Network; Chapter 2. Set Up the Network Hardware; Chapter 3. Set Up Mac OS X Servers; Chapter 4. Secure Your Server; Chapter 5. Set Up Open Directory; Chapter 6. Set Up Client Systems; Chapter 7. Create and Control Users and Groups; Chapter 8. Add the iPhone or iPod Touch to Your Network; Part II: Provide Services and Applications; Chapter 9. Configure the Web Service and Control Internet Access; Chapter 10. Set Up E-mail; Chapter 11. Set Up File Services; Chapter 12. Install and Manage Applications; Chapter 13. Run Windows Applications on Macs; Chapter 14. Manage Printers; Chapter 15. Allow Remote Access to Your Network; Part III: Secure and Maintain Your Network; Chapter 16. Secure Your Macs and Your Network; Chapter 17. Keep Your Client Macs Up to Date; Chapter 18. Back Up and Restore Data; Chapter 19. Automate Routine Tasks with AppleScript; Chapter 20. Create Peer-to-Peer Mac Networks for Small Offices; Index

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