Mac Mini :: OS X Server In Windows Environment

Jul 6, 2010

I am thinking about getting the mac mini server for my fathers business. Everyone uses a Windows machines in his business, so I was wondering if anyone has this setup (with the back end being the mini). I was hoping people could let me know how well it works, and how they use calendars emails without outlook etc.

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With any Unix machine, one can run at the command line:-  apachectl -S This will show all virtual servers configured in Apache, and will break if there are any obvious problems in the httpd .conf files. It's very handy for testing a new configuration before restarting the server. With Mac OS X Server though, this doesn't work properly. Sure, I can run that command and see a virtual server or two, but with the introduction of the server Apache wrappers, the command line tools read a very different configuration than the `serveradmin` tool does.

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....
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or <IfDefine WEBSERVICE_ON>

[code]....

ps. Running `sudo serveradmin stop web && sudo serveradmin start web` really compared to `apachectl graceful`; it's painfully slow and doesn't provide a way to test a custom configuration before attempting to restart.

Info:
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It would be greatly appreciated if somebody could give a little input into how to network them. In addition to this, I have purchased a Domain Name and have paid for Domain Name Severing (i.e. it is live). I want my employees to be able to connect into the Server through this domain name via the VPN feature on the Mac Mini Server - does anyone know anything about setting this up?

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