Mac :: Snow Leopard NOT Server On A Mac Mini Server?

Jan 18, 2010

First, I'm a n00b Mac user but I'm reasonably tech smart and I want to make the jump to OSX. I need a mac for the wife, who will use it in the living room connected to our TV. She does email, light desktop publishing, and a metric ton of movies and music: the iTunes library alone is 300GB. Plus she watches DVDs on it. I was thinking about buying a refurbed mac mini server (It's at a discounted price) but I don't need Snow Leopard Server. I'll add the external superdrive later.How hard would it be to just install regular Snow Leopard instead of Server?Also, in regular Snow Leopard, how would the HDDs show up in OSX? One big 1TB drive or 2 500gb drives?

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Apr 3, 2012

currently using mac mini server for sharing files and folders. Would like to setup VPN to get access to files remotely.

-Model identifier: Macmini 3.1

-Mac OS X Server version 10.6.8

I am not sure if this version supports VPN.

Mac mini

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Apr 30, 2010

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Mar 22, 2012

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Jun 14, 2012

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Things I have Tried:

- bounced ical server

- Rebooted the server

- checked the owners and permissions for the data store hierarchy. (_calendar:_calendar 750)

- checked for xattrs on .ics files in several calendars

- deleted .db.sqlite for several users in several dir in their calendar stores

- in the past I have found that some iTIP invitations seem to get "stuck' causing problems with an individual users free/busy and deleting the inbox resolves this so I deleted several inboxes

-I moved a copy of the data store to a test server and pointed several clients at it. 

The issue persisted in all of these cases without any change in behavior with one exception; somewhere (i lost track of where) during this process users also lost their delegation preferences. I'd love to find out how and where that is stored so that it can be restored in the future. It seems pretty fragile... 

I found one way to restore the functionality; copying a users __uid__/<GUID>/calendar out. . Moving all the folders under <GUID> out of the way and dropping the .ics files into ical with their account configured in that instance. Although this worked for selected users, I have many, many users and calendars so this solution would be suboptimal.  

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Apr 6, 2012

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Jun 28, 2012

Trying to set up the Software Update Server under 10.6.8 Server. Have everything set up properly as per Apple's documentation, but all clients error out on software updates (saying they can't find the index. sucatalog file). When you view this file, which is an alias, within the HTML folder that is created when you enable the Software Update service in Server Admin, the alias doesn't link to an original.I've tried this on two separate 10.6.8 Server installations and I get the same error on both machines.Where is the alias "index.sucatalog" supposed to point to?Software Update Error Log in Server Admin says "Symbolic link not allowed or link target not accessible" and points to the alias file.

Mac mini, Mac OS X (10.7), Xserves (Early 2009, Early 2008, G5), Mac Pro

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Jul 2, 2012

My system is MacPro 2009 with 10.6.8 server and Apple RAID card. Last week, RAID util just notified me of one drive is not viable, so i decided to replace the drive today. The configuration of my system is... There is an Apple Raid Card for HW Raid system Bay 1 = 640 TB drive with Mac OS X 10.6.8 server installed Bay 2, 3, 4 = 1.5 TB drives set up as RAID 5 below is what I did to replace the degraded Bay 4... 

1. I shut down the system

2. replaced the corrupted drive with the new hard drive

3. tried start the machine again.Now my machine refuses to start up with the blinking question mark... I guess that the system fails to recognize the new drive or cannot find the system files... 

4. So I put back the degraded drive...

5. The machine still won't start...

6. I tried to use the 10.6 server installation disk to boot up the machine to check if I can fix the system via disk util; but, everytime I do this, I got kernel panic...  

7. resetting PR Ram didn't help, cannot boot up via safe mode as well (since the system file is not accessible now, I guess...).

8. booting via 10.6.2 server installation DVD still gives me kernel panic...  

Why would my system corrupt by just replacing one degrade drive? The Mac OS X is not even the part of the Raid system... How am I supposed to fix this issue with out the installation disk?

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Jul 14, 2010

I purchased a top of the line Mac Mini Server and I'd like to install the standard version of Snow Leopard on it. I tried to the following: I inserted my retail snow leopard DVD in my macbook pro and I launched "Remote Install Mac OS X" (in /applications/utilities) and I followed the instructions. Then I booted the mac mini holding the "alt" key down and selected the snow leopard dvd as startup disk. What I see next is the Apple logo with the activity indicator spinning and after several seconds I see a "no entry" sign and nothing more it stays like this forever. Is it possible to install Snow Leopard on a Mac mini server?

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Mar 23, 2012

Up until a recent update, software update was working. Now it just crashes. I've tried deleting the Pref's and downloading updates directly, but that hasn't helped.

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Apr 18, 2012

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May 27, 2012

I can't seem to get the App Store to sell me Lion Server for my Snow Leopard Server.I'm trying to remain positive about this but I'm getting really that money isn't enough to make this happen.My experiencewith the App Store and Apple policies in general is its almost time to dump OS X and head back to Open Source.I put money in my iTunes account.I've done the 15 logins it takes to satisfy AppleID my account is complete and up-to-date in the store and the Support Communities.How do I buy the software and actually download and install it?

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Jun 16, 2012

I only have macs in my network and am not aware of any mac viruses. Afer I had the chance to review everything it became clear the e-mail server was sending out e-mails. SMTP logs for my mail server showed numerous attempts between yesterday and today to send out e-mails. Considering my mail server has not yet been launched and is not being used to either send or receive e-mail I imagine the work must have been done by a hacker ro sometoner else who hijacked my mail server to send out spam e-mail to others. 

How can I prevent this from happening again the in future? Is there a security setting that would prevent this? My firewall had a relatively long and safe password but I changed it today just in case. Also, I changed the password for both the firewall and server. Will this help or is it possible for a hacker to connect and gain control of mail mail server without the need to know these passwords? If not in OS X Server, is there a third party application that would protect the mail server from this in the future? 

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May 26, 2012

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Feb 14, 2012

I have a Snow leopard server with a folder shared Via SMB for the 2 PC's we have, all the macs can read and write to this folder OK. About once a week the 2 pc's take 10 mins to start and then cannot connect to the share.  Web/email and sharing betwen them still works.  I can ping the server from both.  I've turned off the smb and restarted it. Also tried restarting the Xserve. This still has no effect. All internal firewalls are off. I've tried guest access.

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Mar 20, 2012

I'm trying to using Server admin on a remote Mac to manage our xserve. Both are running 10.6.8 and I've installed the Server Admin tools onto the mac. Both the Workgroup manager and Server Monitor work OK on the mac, but whenever I try and connect the Server Admin it always comes up with the error : "The login information is incomplete for this server or is not valid. The server failed to accept the login information you provided for <servername>. Check the name and password and try to log on again" I can't connect using the server name, FQDN, or IP address. The macs are all using OD and AD and I've tried both AD and local OD accounts (all administrative) but to no avail. DNS is working OK and I can resolve the server-name with dig and dig -x. I can screen share the server so connectivity isn't the problem. 

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Apr 24, 2012

I've googled and searched, I can't see what I'm missing, so I am turning to the community for help, because I simply don't get this. I own 2 domain names.  I'd like to use the build in Mail Server application into SL Server, so if your suggestion is using another mail server, please don't post that. 

Let's say my domain's are and I've looked at the Mail Server Admin user guide, and I've followed a couple of wizzards, and... all in all, I am getting no where.  Let's also say my email client is my iPhone. 

Ok, so currently has no email with my current provider, and currently has email from my current provider, it's my desire to eventually switch this, but experimenting on will do no harm, so I am experimenting on this.  Both domains give me the ability to point to an mx address. 

Here's what I've done.  I've got my user created in Workgroup Administrator, and I am confiuguring my LDAP3v, and I am authenticated enough to create and delete users. 

***I Should note that DNS is currently disabled, I gathered from all my reading that I don't need the DNS enabled because I manually put in the MX record to and is correctly identified.  The server is also the webserver, and all the web server functions are working as expected!  I don't know if not having the DNS enabled is holding me back or not *** 

1st, I enabled the mail service in the Server Admin.  My domain name is ServerName.local and my host name is (I created an a entry in my dns settings for that).  Enable SMTP is set, IMAP and POP are enabled as well.

I don't intend on setting a relay, because I want this server to do send email out.  I do have some cases where I send a mass email out, not for spam but for Christmas card purposes, and I think this is a good free way to not have to limit myself to batches of 50 or so.

I have my created SSL certificate, and havce only the Kerberos and CRAM-MD5 settings set in the security.

In my hosting section, I have enabled Virtual hosting, and listed my and below.

Now in workgroup manager, I've connected to my LDAP3v database and created a test user, and a test group.  In the server admin, I added the test group to the list of authenticated mail users.  I made my test user a member of the test group, and made that his default group.  I enabled the mail service, and set the mail server which is ServerName.local, and enabled POP and IMAP. 

That's it.  I've done nothing in terminal, just that.  I was getting a user unable to authenticate error, it was able to download the certificate though.  Then I realzed I had an MXE defined in my settings for my DNS domain manager.  So I changed to an MX, to and then I created pointing to the same IP address as, and unfortunately the DNS records haven't updated yet, because I initially didn't create the entry, and now it's saying the server isn't responding, so I am anxiously awaiting an update from the DNS in the world to see if the issue has now cleared up. 

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I just configured my Snow Leopard Server to distribute Lion update's [URL]I also see that the sync is competed with all latets Lion update's and all are enabled. I've adjust all the settings on the clients:sudo defaults write /Library/Preferences CatalogURL [URL]The problem is that all my 10.6 and 10.7 clients doesnt see any availble update's and running the Software Update on the cllient i get the message "The software is up-to-date" I checked all the configs.....reset the complete SUS server and started all over but still the same issue!

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I have a clean install of 10.6.3 Server (retail) and every time, after the post-installation reboot, I get to the Welcome screen and I can't use the local mouse/display to go any further (the "Continue" button is dimmed out). And there's the spinning progress wheel in the bottom, left corner. From past headless server installations, I think what's happening is the server is waiting for a remote connection to continue with the installation (via Server Admin or Apple Remote Desktop). Because I've had the logic board (just) replaced, I can't do a remote install as it's not accepting the "new" serial number associated with the logic board (ie. first 8 charachters), nor is it accepting the 12345678 password. So, I'm forced to do a local install — but, I can't even do that now because I'm stuck on the Welcome screen. 

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