Mac OS X Snow Leopard Server For Dummies

Mac OS X Snow Leopard Server For Dummies

by John Rizzo
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Mac OS X Snow Leopard Server For Dummies by John Rizzo

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

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780470450369
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 11/09/2009
Series: For Dummies Series
Edition description: Original
Pages: 432
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

About 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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Mac OS X Snow Leopard Server For Dummies 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
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grimstad More than 1 year ago
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.
HKP More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago