Create a Mac network in your home or office
There's no doubt about it: Macs, iPhones, and iPads have invaded the workplace. But, you don't need an IT department to administer a Mac network in your home or business. This friendly guide explains everything you need to know to set one up yourself using OS X Mountain Lion Server. First, you'll find an easy, quick-start way to implement OS X Mountain Lion on a Mac Mini. From there, you'll learn how to set up DNS, iCal Server, Podcast Producer, Wiki Server, file sharing, mail services, and more. This book helps you set up profile support for your iPhone and iPad and provides ways to configure iCloud in the home or office to keep your business data safe.
- Explains how to set up, secure, and troubleshoot a Mac network with OS X Mountain Lion Server
- Covers how to configure the server as well as DNS, iCal Server, Podcast Producer, Wiki Server, Spotlight Server, iChat Server, File Sharing, and Mail Services
- Shows Windows administrators how to easily incorporate Macs into their network
- Also covers support for iOS devices and ways you can use iCloud to keep your data secure when you hit the road for business travel
Take control of your network and make administering it a snap with OS X Mountain Lion Server For Dummies.
About the Author
John Rizzo is an expert on Macintosh and cross-platform topics. Since 1997 he has published MacWindows.com, the web's largest news and information source for Mac and Windows integration issues. John is the author of over a dozen books on Macs and PCs.
Table of ContentsIntroduction 1
Part I: Getting Mountain Lion Server Up and Running 7
Chapter 1: Mountain Lion Server: An Overview 9
Chapter 2: Choosing Server Hardware23
Chapter 3: The Quick and Easy Installation and Setup 47
Chapter 4: Advanced Installation and Setup 61
Part II: Creating and Maintaining User Accounts and Directories 85
Chapter 5: Controlling Access with Directories and Open Directory 87
Chapter 6: Integrating Open Directory with Active Directory 107
Part III: Serving Up Files and Printers 121
Chapter 7: Setting Up File Sharing 123
Chapter 8: Controlling Access to Files and Folders 139
Chapter 9: Sharing Printers over a Network 153
Part IV: Facilitating User Collaboration 179
Chapter 10: Sharing Contacts with Contacts Server 181
Chapter 11: Serving Up Calendars 191
Chapter 12: Hosting Websites and Wikis 205
Chapter 13: Running an E-Mail Server 225
Chapter 14: More Collaboration with Messages 239
Part V: Managing Clients 249
Chapter 15: Mass Deployment of OS X 251
Chapter 16: Managing iOS and Mac Accounts 261
Chapter 17: Creating Mobile Accounts for Notebooks 301
Chapter 18: Keeping Your Server Healthy and Secure 319
Part VI: The Part of Tens 343
Chapter 19: Ten Things You Can Add to Mountain Lion Server 345
Chapter 20: Ten Cool Things That Didn’t Make It into the Rest of the Book 353
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