Mac OS X Lion Server For Dummies®

Book description

The perfect guide to help administrators set up Apple's Mac OS X Lion Server

With the overwhelming popularity of the iPhone and iPad, more Macs are appearing in corporate settings. The newest version of Mac Server is the ideal way to administer a Mac network. This friendly guide explains to both Windows and Mac administrators how to set up and configure the server, including services such as iCal Server, Podcast Producer, Wiki Server, Spotlight Server, iChat Server, File Sharing, Mail Services, and support for iPhone and iPad.

It explains how to secure, administer, and troubleshoot the network, and shows Windows admins how to incorporate a Mac subnet into the Windows Active Directory domain using Apple Open Directory.

  • Explains all the necessary information about administering, securing, and troubleshooting a network with Mac OS X Lion Server

  • Enables you to set up and configure the server as well as the iCal Server, Podcast Producer, Wiki Server, Spotlight Server, iChat Server, File Sharing, Mail Services, and support for iPhone and iPad

  • Helps Windows administrators learn to easily incorporate a Mac subnet into the Windows Active Directory domain using Apple Open Directory

With this easy guide at hand, implementing Mac OS X Lion Server and administering a Mac network is a breeze.

Table of contents

  1. Cover Page
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright
  4. About the Author
  5. Dedication
  6. Author's Acknowledgments
  7. Publisher's Acknowledgments
  8. Contents at a Glance
  9. Table of Contents
  10. Introduction
    1. About This Book
    2. Conventions Used in This Book
    3. What You're Not to Read
    4. Foolish Assumptions
    5. How This Book Is Organized
    6. Icons Used in This Book
    7. Where to Go from Here
  11. PART I: Getting Lion Server Up and Running
    1. Chapter 1: Lion Server: An Overview
      1. Why You Need a Server
      2. The Servers in Lion Server
      3. Management Tools in Lion Server
      4. What Apple Removed from Mac OS X Server
    2. Chapter 2: Choosing Server Hardware
      1. Criteria for Selecting Server Hardware
      2. Hardware Requirements for Running Lion Server
      3. Selecting Processor, Memory, and Hard Drives
      4. Choosing the Right Mac for Your Server
      5. Considering Other Network Hardware
    3. Chapter 3: Installation and Setup
      1. A Roadmap to Installation and Setup
      2. Prerequisites
      3. Upgrading versus Migrating
      4. Performing the Lion Server Installation, Upgrade, or Migration
      5. Keeping Control of Lion Server updates
      6. Changing Ethernet Addressing
    4. Chapter 4: Running Servers in Virtual Machines
      1. The Reality of Virtualization
      2. Choosing Virtualization Software
      3. Real and Virtual Hardware Requirements
      4. Installing an OS in a Virtual Machine
  12. PART II: Creating and Maintaining User Accounts and Directories
    1. Chapter 5: Controlling Access with Directories
      1. Defining Directories
      2. Binding Clients and Servers to Directories
      3. Authenticating with LDAP and Kerberos
    2. Chapter 6: Setting Up Open Directory
      1. Determining Whether You're Running a Local or Network Directory
      2. Introducing Open Directory
      3. Think Before You Jump: Planning for an Open Directory Deployment
      4. Prerequisites
      5. Using the Server App to Configure Open Directory
      6. Using Server Admin to Configure Open Directory
      7. Backing Up and Restoring Open Directory with Archives
      8. Binding Clients to the Shared Domain
    3. Chapter 7: Integrating Open Directory with Active Directory
      1. Doing the Directory Services Two-Step
      2. Binding Your Server to Active Directory
      3. Deciding Whether to Muck Around with Advanced Configuration
      4. Managing User Groups with Workgroup Manager
      5. Configuring Single Sign-On for Mac Clients
      6. Troubleshooting and Getting Help
  13. PART III: Serving Up Files and Printers
    1. Chapter 8: Controlling Access to Files and Folders
      1. Owner, Group, and Others (Everyone)
      2. Permission Schemes: POSIX Permissions and ACLs
      3. Standard POSIX Permissions
      4. Propagating POSIX Permissions
      5. Access Control Lists
      6. Rules of Precedence
      7. Controlling Access to Services with SACLs
    2. Chapter 9: Setting Up File Sharing
      1. File Sharing in Lion Server
      2. Protocol Soup: AFP, SMB, and Other File-Sharing Methods
      3. Configuring File Sharing
      4. Controlling User Access to Share Points
      5. Setting SACL Permissions for Limiting Access to Protocols
      6. A Note on Windows Client Support
    3. Chapter 10: Sharing Printers Over a Network
      1. Printer Sharing Features in Lion Server
      2. Print Sharing Technology and Terminology
      3. Lion's Print Management Software
      4. Setting Up Shared Printing
      5. Managing Printers and Print Jobs
      6. Don't Forget Your Clients
  14. PART IV: Facilitating User Collaboration
    1. Chapter 11: Sharing Contacts with Address Book Server
      1. Address Book Server and Network Directories
      2. Clients for Address Book Server
      3. Prerequisites
      4. Setting Up Address Book Server
      5. Upgrading Contacts from Mac OS X Server Version 10.5
      6. Setting Up Users' Client Devices
    2. Chapter 12: Sharing Calendars with iCal Server
      1. iCal Server and Notifications
      2. Clients for iCal Server
      3. Prerequisites
      4. Setting Up iCal Service
      5. Supporting iCal 4 Clients
    3. Chapter 13: Hosting Websites and Wikis
      1. Prerequisites
      2. The Automatically Created Website
      3. Hosting Your Own Websites
    4. Chapter 14: Running an E-Mail Server
      1. Prerequisites
      2. Configuring DNS for Use with E-Mail
      3. Setting Up Your E-Mail Server
      4. Authenticating and Encrypting Mail with Server Admin
      5. Blocking Spam and Other Nasty Bits
      6. Creating New User E-Mail Addresses
      7. Setting Up a Mailing List
    5. Chapter 15: More Collaboration: iChat and Podcast Producer
      1. iChat Instant Messaging and More
      2. Podcast Producer
  15. PART V: Managing Clients
    1. Chapter 16: Managing Client Accounts
      1. User, Group, and Computer Accounts
      2. The Server App versus Workgroup Manager
      3. Managing Accounts with the Server App
      4. Managing Accounts with Workgroup Manager
      5. Configuring Clients with Profile Manager
      6. Configuring Mac OS X Clients with Managed Preferences
    2. Chapter 17: Creating Mobile Accounts for Notebooks
      1. Connecting Workgroup Manager to a Shared Domain
      2. The Nightmare of Networked Notebooks
      3. Planning and Deploying Mobile Accounts
      4. Creating Server-Based Home Folders and Deploying Mobile Home Folders
    3. Chapter 18: Keeping Your Server Secure
      1. Configuring a Firewall
      2. Hosting NAT on Lion Server
      3. Working with Secure SSL Certificates
      4. Using Virtual Private Networks
  16. PART VI: The Part of Tens
    1. Chapter 19: Ten Things You Can Add to Lion Server
      1. Antivirus for Your Server
      2. Kerio MailServer
      3. Network Backup
      4. Media Asset Management and Workflow
      5. General-Purpose Database Server
      6. Apple Remote Desktop
      7. InterMapper, a Network Monitor
      8. TechTool Pro
      9. iOS Apps to Manage Servers
      10. Nagios for Network Monitoring
    2. Chapter 20: Ten Cool Things That Didn't Make It into the Book
      1. Using Gateway Setup Assistant to Share an Internet Connection
      2. Hosting User Start-Up Disks on the Server
      3. Installing Mac OS X and Updates from the Server
      4. Creating Installation Images with System Image Utility
      5. Running Lion from the Command Line
      6. Clustering Mail Services
      7. Researching Ruby on Rails
      8. Grouping Servers in Server Admin
      9. Setting the Server to Autorestart
      10. Finding Help at
  17. Index

Product information

  • Title: Mac OS X Lion Server For Dummies®
  • Author(s):
  • Release date: October 2011
  • Publisher(s): For Dummies
  • ISBN: 9781118027721