Using Mac OS X Lion Server: Managing Mac Services at Home and Office

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If you’re considering a Mac OS X server for your small business, school, nonprofit, or home network, this easy-to-follow guide will help you get up and running in no time. You’ll learn how to share files, mail, and calendar information on your desktops, iPads, iPhones, and other devices, whether you’re new to Mac OS X servers or need to update your skills for the Lion edition.

Discover how to configure your network to include multiple operating systems—including Mac, iOS, and ...

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Using Mac OS X Lion Server: Managing Mac Services at Home and Office

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Overview

If you’re considering a Mac OS X server for your small business, school, nonprofit, or home network, this easy-to-follow guide will help you get up and running in no time. You’ll learn how to share files, mail, and calendar information on your desktops, iPads, iPhones, and other devices, whether you’re new to Mac OS X servers or need to update your skills for the Lion edition.

Discover how to configure your network to include multiple operating systems—including Mac, iOS, and Windows—and set up servers for wikis, websites, and podcasts with relative ease.

  • Plan your installation to make sure you have the right server hardware
  • Control data access with permissions, and use Apple’s Time Machine to back up your network
  • Share contacts, schedules, and instant messaging with groupware
  • Manage wikis, blogs, and websites with Lion’s web service
  • Build an email server and protect it against spam and malware
  • Handle preferences for the network’s Apple computers and iOS devices
  • Deploy new Apple computers to the network with disk imaging
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781449316051
  • Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 3/29/2012
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 199
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Charles Edge started looking to share his knowledge of the Mac OS X Server operating system in 2004. His first speaking appearance at a large conference was DefCon 2004. Since then he has spoken at conferences such as MacSysAdmin, MacWorld, LinuxWorld and BlackHat. Since then, Charles has been the author of 6 books, including the Enterprise Mac Administrator's Guide, Enterprise Mac Security and the Enterprise iPhone and iPad Administrator's Guide. For the past 10 years, Charles has been the Directory of Technology for 318, a Mac-first consultancy based in Santa Monica, California. Charles is also the author of krypted.com, a site dedicated to heterogenous networking.

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Table of Contents

Preface;
Audience;
Organization and Structure;
Conventions Used in This Book;
Using Code Examples;
Safari® Books Online;
How to Contact Us;
Acknowledgements;
Chapter 1: Planning;
1.1 The Minimum;
1.2 Choosing the Right Hardware;
1.3 Planning Your Server’s Network Configuration;
1.4 What’s In a Name?: DNS;
1.5 Link Aggregation;
1.6 Using Multiple IP Addresses;
1.7 Accessing the Server from Outside the Network;
1.8 Conclusion;
Chapter 2: Installation;
2.1 Base OS Installation;
2.2 Configuring Energy Saver;
2.3 Installing the Server Software;
2.4 Creating Users;
2.5 Setting Up Open Directory;
2.6 Using Workgroup Manager;
2.7 Conclusion;
Chapter 3: Sharing and Backing Up Files;
3.1 Managing File and Folder Access with Permissions;
3.2 Enabling Sharing;
3.3 Connecting from Clients;
3.4 Backing Up;
3.5 Backing Up Client Workstations;
3.6 Conclusion;
Chapter 4: Sharing Address Books, Calendars, and iChat;
4.1 Sharing Address Books;
4.2 Sharing Calendars;
4.3 Setting Up a Private iChat Server;
4.4 Conclusion;
Chapter 5: Wikis, Webs, and Blogs;
5.1 Setting Up a Website;
5.2 Setting Up a Wiki;
5.3 Blogs;
5.4 Site Redirection;
5.5 Conclusion;
Chapter 6: Building a Mail Server;
6.1 Before You Install;
6.2 Installing the Mail Service;
6.3 Installing Clients;
6.4 Protecting Mail: Message Hygiene;
6.5 Configuring WebMail;
6.6 Using WebMail;
6.7 Conclusion;
Chapter 7: Building Your Own Podcasting Server;
7.1 Before You Begin;
7.2 Building Podcast Producer;
7.3 Podcasting;
7.4 Accessing Content;
7.5 Customizing Workflows;
7.6 Remote Recording;
7.7 Conclusion;
Chapter 8: Managing Apple Computers and iOS Devices;
8.1 Profile Manager;
8.2 Managed Preferences;
8.3 Software Update Services;
8.4 Conclusion;
Chapter 9: Network Services;
9.1 When to Use Apple’s Network Services;
9.2 Setting Up a VPN Server;
9.3 Sharing IP Addresses Using NAT;
9.4 Hosting Your Own DNS;
9.5 Configuring Wireless Access with RADIUS;
9.6 Managing the Adaptive Firewall;
9.7 Conclusion;
Chapter 10: Deploying Mac OS X Computers;
10.1 The Basics of Imaging Mac OS X;
10.2 Imaging with Disk Utility;
10.3 Using NetBoot;
10.4 Using NetInstall;
10.5 Deploying Computers with NetRestore;
10.6 Conclusion;

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