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OS X Mountain Lion Server For Dummies by John Rizzo

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Setting Up and Starting the NetInstall Service

The NetInstall service in the Server app is where you enable NetBoot for NetInstall and NetRestore. But you won’t be able to turn on NetInstall service until you make at least one image available to all Macs on the network. Follow these steps to first set up NetInstall with an image and then turn on NetInstall:

1. Create a NetBoot or NetInstall image with System Image Utility, as described in the preceding section.

2. Make sure that the image (.nbi folder) is placed in this location: /Library/NetBoot/NetBootSP0 .

3. Open the Server App and click the Images tab, as shown in Figure 15-6.

Figure 15-6: The Images tab of the Server app’s NetInstall pane.

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4. Select the disk image in the list, click the Action menu (gear icon), and select Edit Image Settings.

The window in Figure 15-7 appears.

Figure 15-7: Editing an image’s settings in the Server app’s NetInstall pane.

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5. Select the Make Available Over check box, and choose either NFS or HTTP from the pop-up menu.

6. (Optional) To prevent some Mac models from seeing the image in System PreferencesStartup Disk:

a. In the Image Is Visible To pop-up menu, select Only Some Mac Models.

A list of every Intel-based Mac ever made appears.

b. Select Mac models that will be able ...

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