OS X V10.7 :: Share Files To Desktop Of A Mini-server Running Lion?
Mar 12, 2012
Is is possible to share files to the desktop of a mini-server running Lion?† I've done this for years with other operating systems with no trouble ... and when I drag files to other locations on the mini-server it works fine.
But when I try to drag a file to the desktop of the mini-server, I get asked for a password. I type in the password; it gets accepted. Then I get a dialog: "A newer version of do you want to replace...?"† When I click "yes," I get another dialog:
I'm in IT at a shop that is 98% Mac based.¬† At this point in time, we would like to use Lion Server to provide Time Machine backups and software updates to our users.¬† The environment is as follows:¬† We are all using laptops, connecting to our network and the internet using wireless only.¬† The mini has an ethernet cable attached and wireless will not be enabled for it.¬† All Time Machine backups and software updates will be done wirelessly.¬† The backups will be mostly text files, although in some instances there will be large amounts of said files.¬† Of course I will limit and exclude certain folders and file types from backup and I would like to have the user do their first backup via firewire/thunderbolt so the largest amount of data will not be pushed over the air.¬† I'm currently running tests with a few users doing just Time Machine backups to the Mini and all is going well, but I'm curious as to how many people I will be able to place on one Mini before it becomes too much.¬† We have about 70 users now and could be close to 100 by the end of the year.¬† We are a company that will continue to grow too.¬† Anyone have thoughts or experience with a large user base doing backups to a Mini like this?¬† How many users could I fit on each Mini? Would I be better off just going for the Mac Pro?
I am a web developer using Mac to develop and Ubuntu Server to deploy. It's a pretty standard setup nowadays.The time came to replace my staging server ( which I keep at my home on a dedicated IP ) and I could not resist the allure of the new Mac Mini Server. So I bought one and tried to do a Ubuntu install and thought I could sell my OSX server license as I have no need of it.I imagine a lot of people not used to Apple's policies might think like this. So how did it go? Bad and then good.As far as I have been able to ascertain, it's impossible to install Ubuntu on a Mac Mini Server ( at least without the additional DVD-ROM drive which I refuse to buy ).What's more, the OSX Server license I bought is not transferable to non-Mac Mini Server computers so I can't really sell it anyway.
how to create a "shortcut" icon on the desktop that points and will open to a file share on a network server (Windows AD Server)? I can browse to the server and get to the folder, but i need to create an icon to make it easier for a user...
New to the Mac World and trying to set things up for all our users. We have 5 (2adults,3kids) and I'm keen to be able to share some files with other members of my family and would like to know the easiest way in doing this.
A couple of things to note; - The two adults are the admin's - Would like to share some photos between users (family photos are usually organized by my wife so I don't get to see them) - I'd like to let my kids view some of my videos that I've downloaded but not all of them.
I have a Dell Power Edge 1600SC that I run 4 virtual servers on (I have a back up server for my office, a web server, test server, and development server). My host OS is Suse Linux Enterprise 11. I use Xen to run my guest OS's. The Dell machine is old, big, and loud. I am considering replacing my Dell server with a Mac Mini server. SL server would be my host OS and I would use VMware Fusion to run my guest OS's. I would like to hear some feedback about the hardware reliability from those out there that are using a Mac Mini server. My Dell runs 24/7 and the only time I reboot it is when I install updates that require a reboot ( usually 2 - 3 months). Is the Mac Mini server reliable to run 24/7?
I'm in a market to buy a new Mac Mini. I'm looking at my options and I met a seller that is willing to sell an used Mac Mini Server for the price of a regular Mac Mini. I have no idea what it is and don't even know why I'm considering it, but for $500 I'm curious. What is the biggest difference between a Mac Mini and a Mac Mini Server? My online search comes up with reviews of Mac Mini Server "as" a server. I'm not looking to do that. Just thinking of using it as a desktop that I would use it with Mac Mini. No optical drive, lack of expansion, I get all that. Can I use it as a stand alone desktop? It I were to buy it for it's full retail it would be a waste of money, but I can get it cheap.
I just ran the Boot Camp utility and installed Windows 7 on my Mac Mini. Everything seems to work pretty well. From Windows I can see the Mac partition and from Mac I can see the Windows partition. Each OS has it's own Users file structure. Now, I recently converted over to Mac this month and have over a decade worth of files from my PC that I plan to migrate over. Best-case, I would like to be able to easily access those files no matter what OS I am using. Should I create a 3rd partition for just files? Pick either the Mac or Windows partition to be the master for the files? Can each OS easily use a different folder for the Users files (I know I was able to do it with Vista in the past, not sure about SL).
Does anyone have the Mac Mini setup as a Server for File Sharing, iCal Sharing, etc. using 10.5 Leopard Server. If so, does it work well or are there issues. Currently, I have a Western Digital My Book hooked up to the Time Capsule to share files, but the lack of setting permissions will not work in the near future.
I'm running a server, where I share my calendar. This works fine so far, unfortunately only on apple devices, Android is not working, but I'm working on that.Now I was wondering if there is a way, to share my cal also as webpage. So users can see and edit the calendar. Is there a way to do so?
I'm running Lion OS X server and I have set up a printer on my server (the printer is not AirPrint friendly). What I want to do is set it up the printer so that I can get iPads and iPhones to be able to see that printer and print to it. I tried a program called Printopia 2 but it did not work, now I am not sure if it is becasue I have to set up something in system preferences or something similar. I have enbaled the printer to be shared.
I have a small business with 4 computers. I'm wondering if I can keep all the user directories and shared files on a Mini with OS X server and also have the users share the applications that are on OS X server? Is this possible or can you only share the actual files, not the use of programs? I don't quite get why you'd have the user directories on the server rather than each computer.
I'm in need of the Profile Manager from Lion Server for administering iPads in our environment.I understand that to do this really well within the environment, I'll need to be able to have a static IP and I will be able to arrange that.¬†My question is more about what I may lose on my macbook if I go ahead and bump the OS to Lion Server instead of Desktop. The biggies on my machine for usage are, of course, iTunes, Parallels, logmein, evernote, MS Office, Garage Band, Logic, iMovie, etc.¬†
What negative impacts am I in for if I move to server on this machine?¬†Alternately, is there any way I can make a true, cheap OTA Profile Manager (a la MDM) on a Lion Desktop or even a windows desktop or server? I can't be spending a lot on this, but I could certainly afford Lion Server (but not a dedicated new machine for it).¬†
I have recently purchased a Mac Mini with Lion X. I also have a couple of MBPs. I'd like to have the Mac Mini act as the place where all the Time Machine backups go (I have a 1 TB external disk hooked up to the Mac Mini). Apparently, I must have Lion x *Server* running on the Mac Mini for it to become available as a Time Machine destination for the MBPs.¬†¬†How can I upgrade my Mac Mini from Lion X to Lion X Server?¬†
Can I use Time Machine to back up a file share? I'm thinking of attaching 2 external drives to a mac mini server, the first HD to host an network file share, the second would be a RAID for Time Machine backups of the file share HD.†
Does Lion Server come with the Time Machine client software?
I am trying to setup a Mac Pro with Lion Server that will allow us to access our videos and images via the local network.¬†
I have created a group and populated it with the names/accounts of those that will be using the server.¬†
I have added both installed drives as share points, the smaller one is the system/boot drive and the larger one contains the video and images (both drives are internally-mounted).¬† I've also enabled the group's permission to read/write.¬†
We are able to login to the server via afp but we only see our individual home directories on the system/boot drive.¬†
I have a 2008 MBP with 4gb of RAM. I upgraded via fresh install to Lion and ever since I've had this computer running literally 1/2 the speed it did on Snow Leopard.¬† I've tried Googling and done everything everyone was saying to do but no changes.¬†I also noticed that no matter what I do, when I run disk utility and check permissions it comes back with files that have¬† problems but nothing I do will actually repair them.¬† I'd also like to know if there is any way to turn off the absolutely dumb full screen apps and mission control and launch pad stuff as i'm sure that all the extra graphics requirements has to be hurting my performance a bit.¬† I'm not sure what all the desktop developers have been smoking lately but last I checked a computer was not a phone and trying to mimic the interface is just dumb.¬† There is nothing useful about anything they've done in Lion that I can see.¬† It all looks cool but trying to use it on a daily basis it just stinks.¬†Even the full-screen apps that I though would be cool stinks because it takes longer to swith from one to the other and you loose the top menu while in it which requires extra effort just to see what time it is.¬†
Recently, when I boot up my MacBookPro, a dialog box appears asking me to enter my name a password for the server "192 etc (whcih is my iMac".† However, I've never set up a password.† Even when I try to connect as a guest I get denied.I have no problem connecting with my Macbook Air.† I've checked all the sharing options and they seem fine.
I've been looking around and I have yet to find an explanation or guide on how I could push shortcuts to websites and applications to the IOS/OSX Desktop or Dock via profile manager?†I feel like the functionality is there, but I'm just missing something really obvious.