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Mac OS X Lion Server For Dummies

ISBN: 978-1-118-17748-8
432 pages
September 2011
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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.

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Introduction 1

Part I: Getting Lion Server Up and Running 7

Chapter 1: Lion Server: An Overview 9

Chapter 2: Choosing Server Hardware 29

Chapter 3: Installation and Setup 55

Chapter 4: Running Servers in Virtual Machines 87

Part II: Creating and Maintaining User Accounts and Directories 107

Chapter 5: Controlling Access with Directories 109

Chapter 6: Setting Up Open Directory 117

Chapter 7: Integrating Open Directory with Active Directory 147

Part III: Serving Up Files and Printers 163

Chapter 8: Controlling Access to Files and Folders 165

Chapter 9: Setting Up File Sharing 181

Chapter 10: Sharing Printers Over a Network 201

Part IV: Facilitating User Collaboration 227

Chapter 11: Sharing Contacts with Address Book Server 229

Chapter 12: Sharing Calendars with iCal Server 241

Chapter 13: Hosting Websites and Wikis 255

Chapter 14: Running an E-Mail Server 273

Chapter 15: More Collaboration: iChat and Podcast Producer 301

Part V: Managing Clients 319

Chapter 16: Managing Client Accounts 321

Chapter 17: Creating Mobile Accounts for Notebooks 359

Chapter 18: Keeping Your Server Secure 375

Part VI: The Part of Tens 395

Chapter 19: Ten Things You Can Add to Lion Server 397

Chapter 20: Ten Cool Things That Didn’t Make It into the Book 403

Index 411

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John Rizzo is a popular computer industry columnist, editor, and blogger who covers Macintosh and cross-platform topics. His blog, MacWindows.com, is the web's largest news and information source for Mac and Windows integration issues.
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