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OS X Mountain Lion Server For Dummies

ISBN: 978-1-118-40829-2
408 pages
October 2012
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Create a Mac network in your home or office

There's no doubt about it: Macs, iPhones, and iPads have invaded the workplace. But, you don't need an IT department to administer a Mac network in your home or business. This friendly guide explains everything you need to know to set one up yourself using OS X Mountain Lion Server. First, you'll find an easy, quick-start way to implement OS X Mountain Lion on a Mac Mini. From there, you'll learn how to set up DNS, iCal Server, Podcast Producer, Wiki Server, file sharing, mail services, and more. This book helps you set up profile support for your iPhone and iPad and provides ways to configure iCloud in the home or office to keep your business data safe.

  • Explains how to set up, secure, and troubleshoot a Mac network with OS X Mountain Lion Server
  • Covers how to configure the server as well as DNS, iCal Server, Podcast Producer, Wiki Server, Spotlight Server, iChat Server, File Sharing, and Mail Services
  • Shows Windows administrators how to easily incorporate Macs into their network
  • Also covers support for iOS devices and ways you can use iCloud to keep your data secure when you hit the road for business travel

Take control of your network and make administering it a snap with OS X Mountain Lion Server For Dummies.

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Table of Contents

Introduction  1

Part I: Getting Mountain Lion Server Up and Running  7

Chapter 1: Mountain Lion Server: An Overview 9

Chapter 2: Choosing Server Hardware23

Chapter 3: The Quick and Easy Installation and Setup 47

Chapter 4: Advanced Installation and Setup 61

Part II: Creating and Maintaining User Accounts and Directories  85

Chapter 5: Controlling Access with Directories and Open Directory 87

Chapter 6: Integrating Open Directory with Active Directory 107

Part III: Serving Up Files and Printers  121

Chapter 7: Setting Up File Sharing 123

Chapter 8: Controlling Access to Files and Folders 139

Chapter 9: Sharing Printers over a Network 153

Part IV: Facilitating User Collaboration  179

Chapter 10: Sharing Contacts with Contacts Server 181

Chapter 11: Serving Up Calendars 191

Chapter 12: Hosting Websites and Wikis 205

Chapter 13: Running an E-Mail Server 225

Chapter 14: More Collaboration with Messages 239

Part V: Managing Clients  249

Chapter 15: Mass Deployment of OS X 251

Chapter 16: Managing iOS and Mac Accounts 261

Chapter 17: Creating Mobile Accounts for Notebooks 301

Chapter 18: Keeping Your Server Healthy and Secure 319

Part VI: The Part of Tens  343

Chapter 19: Ten Things You Can Add to Mountain Lion Server 345

Chapter 20: Ten Cool Things That Didn’t Make It into the Rest of the Book 353

Index  359

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Author Information

John Rizzo is an expert on Macintosh and cross-platform topics. Since 1997 he has published MacWindows.com, the web's largest news and information source for Mac and Windows integration issues. John is the author of over a dozen books on Macs and PCs.

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Press Release

April 04, 2013
OS X Mountain Lion Server For Dummies

For Dummies author John Rizzo discusses the evolution of OS X Server, some cool features you might not known about, what to do if you just can't leave Windows behind, and what to expect from his book, OS X Mountain Lion Server For Dummies.

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