Apple OS X Mountain Lion Server

Video description

In this Apple OS X Mountain Lion Server training course, certified Apple trainer and expert author Chris Tarnowieckyi teaches you how to set up, manage, and monitor the latest server software from Apple, OS X Mountain Lion. Chris breaks down complex topics into straightforward lessons that anyone can understand. This tutorial is designed specifically for those who have never previously configured or managed an OS X server. Working files are included, allowing you to follow along with the author throughout the lessons. You will begin by with installing the Server software on a computer. As you continue the course, Chris introduces you to the Server App and explains how to configure and use it to maintain your server. Later, you will master topics such as network services and directory services. You will also learn how to manage workgroups and client preferences, enrol and configure mobile devices, deploy Apps to mobile devices, and even set up Time Machine. Chris provides in-depth instruction on managing the mail, web, wiki, calendar, contact and message services. Finally, you will learn how to configure and deploy the NetInstall service. By the time you have completed this computer based training course on OS X Mountain Lion Server, you will be comfortable with the process of installing and managing a server and services for networks ranging from small home configurations to large corporate networks with hundreds of computers.

Table of contents

  1. Introduction
    1. Welcome
    2. How To Use This Course
    3. About The Tools Used In This Course
    4. Apple Updates **Important**
  2. Installation And Administration
    1. Evaluate Your Computer And Network
    2. Prepare To Install Mountain Lion Server
    3. Upgrade From OS X Lion Server To Mountain Lion Server
    4. Migrate From A Previous Server
    5. Configure An Administration Computer
  3. Introduction To Server App
    1. Tour The Server App Interface
    2. Manage Network Settings
    3. Configure Notifications
    4. Store Service Data
  4. Advanced Tools And Management
    1. Download And Install Workgroup Manager
    2. UNIX Command Line To Administer Servers
    3. Locate The Server Admin Command Line Tool
    4. Remote Command Line Administration
    5. Explore launchd Items
  5. Secure Services With Certificates
    1. Introduction To Security Certificates
    2. Manage And Create Self-Signed Certificates
    3. Generate A Certificate Signing Request
    4. Install a CA-Signed Certificate
    5. Create Your Own CA
  6. Network Services
    1. Work With A Minimal DNS Server
    2. Configure A DNS Server
    3. Configure A Secondary DNS Server
    4. Configure Network Time
    5. Configure VPN
  7. Basic Directory Services
    1. Creating An Open Directory Master
    2. Managing With An Open Directory Master
    3. Manage Users And Groups With Server App
    4. Manage User Home Folders And Group Shared Folders With Server App
    5. Manage Password Policies And Services Access With Server App
  8. Workgroup Manager
    1. Import And Export With Workgroup Manager
    2. Manage Users, Home Folders, And Password Policies
    3. Compare Users Created In Different Apps
    4. Manage Computers And Computer Groups
  9. Managed Client Preferences
    1. Manage Users, Groups, Computers, and Computer Groups
    2. Import Detail Preferences
    3. Create A Mobile Account
    4. Create An External Account
  10. Directory Services
    1. Archive An Open Directory
    2. Return A Server To The Stand-Alone Role
    3. Restore An Open Directory
    4. Create A Single Sign-On Environment
    5. Create Open Directory Replicas
    6. Manage Locales
  11. Mobile Device Management
    1. Start Profile Manager
    2. Examine Enrollment Profiles
    3. Enroll A Mac OS X Device
    4. Enroll An iOS Device
    5. Configure A Device Profile
    6. Configure A Device Group Profile
    7. Configure A User Profile
    8. Configure A Group Profile
    9. Deploy An App With Profile Manager
    10. Manage Devices With With The User Portal
    11. Manage Devices With The Profile Manager
  12. Software Update Service
    1. Configure Software Update Service
    2. Manage Software Update Service
    3. Configure Software Update Service With The defaults write Command
    4. Configure Software Update Service With Device Management
    5. Configure A Cascading Software Update Server
    6. Update The Server With Server App
  13. Time Machine
    1. Configure The Time Machine Service
    2. Configure A Server To Use Time Machine
    3. Examine The Backup Data
    4. Restore With Time Machine
  14. File Sharing
    1. Configure The File Sharing Service
    2. Options For Shared Folders
    3. Connect With AFP
    4. Connect With SMB
    5. Connect With WebDAV
    6. Configure And Connect With FTP
    7. Configure And Connect With NFS
  15. Mail Service
    1. Configure The Mail Service And Mail Accounts With Server App
    2. Deploy Mail Settings
    3. Examine Advanced Mail Service Settings
  16. Web Service
    1. Start The Web Service With A Default Website
    2. Explore The Default Website
    3. Create A Custom Website
    4. View Website Log Files
    5. Secure A Website
    6. Restrict Access To A Website
    7. Disable And Delete A Website
  17. Wiki Service
    1. Configure The Wiki Services In Server App
    2. Create A Wiki
    3. Explore The Wiki Service Navigation Tool Bar
    4. Create And Edit Content In The Wiki Service
    5. Share Files In The Wiki Service
    6. Search For Content
    7. Email Notifications
    8. Explore The Blogs In The Wiki Service
    9. Explore The My Page And People Pages
    10. Explore The Calendar In The Wiki Service
  18. Calendar Service
    1. Configure The Calendar Service With Resources And Location
    2. Deploy Calendar Settings
    3. Explore The Calendar Service
    4. Delegate Calendars
    5. Share Calendars
  19. Contacts Service
    1. Configure And Explore The Contacts Service
    2. Deploy Contacts Settings
    3. Include Directory Contacts In The Contacts Service
    4. Add Contact Information To The Directory Service
    5. Batch Import People Into The Directory Service
  20. Messages Service
    1. Configure And Deploy The Messages Service
    2. Explore The Messages Server From Messages App
    3. Examine Messages Log Files
  21. NetInstall
    1. Configuring The NetInstall Service
    2. Using System Image Utility To Create A NetBoot Image
    3. Using NetBoot Images
    4. Using System Image Utility To Create A NetInstall Image
    5. Using System Image Utility To Create A NetRestore Image
    6. Using NetRestore Images
    7. Examining The NetInstall Service And DHCP
  22. Conclusion
    1. Thank You
  23. Server App v2.2.1
    1. Introduction To Server App v2.2.1
    2. Network Configuration
    3. Server App Configuration
    4. DHCP Configuration
    5. Generating Certificate Signing Requests
    6. Installing a Signed Certificate
    7. Caching Service
    8. Profile Manager Service
    9. Time Machine Service
    10. Thank You Again

Product information

  • Title: Apple OS X Mountain Lion Server
  • Author(s):
  • Release date: December 2012
  • Publisher(s): Infinite Skills
  • ISBN: 9781771370585