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Change your SSH port easily.

Change your SSH port easily. One of our customers recently linked us to their blog where they have nice collection of OS X Server related articles. Some of the articles sparked a few ideas and we put together a nice little script that will quickly (within seconds) change the port that SSH listens on. Enabling remote SSH access on a Mac is simplistic and easy. Under the sharing preferences there is a ‘Remote Login’ option that requires a single click to be activated. This allows for some powerful remote access...

Back it up, Back it in, Let’s begin.

Back it up, Back it in, Let’s begin. Last week the 2012 Mac mini was released. The upgraded processor, memory speed, and USB 3 ports are great upgrades, but we feel the most important upgrade was that the Mac mini Server now including two 1TB hard drives. The Server model also includes Server.app and a quad-core i7 CPU. Attaching a 1TB USB3 drive to a standard model will serve the same purpose (we have these drives in stock). Note: there is a $10/month charge for external drives. RAID has not been a great option since OS X 10.7...

Setup WordPress on Mountain Lion in 1 minute.

Setup WordPress on Mountain Lion in 1 minute. When OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion debuted we wrote a tutorial describing how to install MySQL. We mentioned that we would follow up with a WordPress installation post. However, we felt that we could do better than that, so we wrote a script that handles the tedious parts of setting up WordPress. As long as the MySQL installation was performed, this script will perform 95% of the WordPress installation on a OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion machine that is running Server.app. The script will create the...

Setup VPN with Mountain Lion in 1 minute.

Setup VPN with Mountain Lion in 1 minute. We’ve had a few customers lock themselves out of their machines or run into other issues when attempting to configure their Mac mini running Mountain Lion as a VPN server. After extensive testing we have a solution, it might take more than exactly “1 minute” – but it’s really quick and simple. This program is meant to be run on a machine running OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion with Server.app. This program rewrites over DNS, Firewall, and VPN configurations as well as...

Reference Material (Mountain Lion).

Reference Material (Mountain Lion). Are you looking to learn more about OS X server or how to configure a particular service? For most basic configuration questions, we can assist or perform them for you. There are other resources that go further in detail into configuration and administration of OS X server. This link to Apple’s Max OS X Server Guides will link you to documentation that cover specific topics. Everything from iCal server, to user management, to the wiki server. Also below is a link to an Apple Knowledge...

Upgrade to Mountain Lion.

Upgrade to Mountain Lion. Over the past few weeks we’ve had customers inquire about upgrading their machines to OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion. There are a few known issues that we’d like to share along with some tips & tricks. Keep in mind this is just what we’ve come across so far and there very well may be other issues we haven’t seen yet. In general it’s a good idea to wait to a 10.x.1 or 10.x.2 release before upgrading, especially a remote machine. *NOTE* Always make a backup before...
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