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Up and Running with OS X Server App

with Sean Colins

Video: Welcome

Set up your own cloud services in any office, school, studio, or other small organization with Apple's affordable and easy-to-install OS X Server.
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  1. 58s
    1. Welcome
  2. 43m 4s
    1. What you should know before starting
      4m 13s
    2. Preconfiguring and setting up your server and domain name system (DNS)
      5m 37s
    3. Configuring your network
      5m 34s
    4. Exploring the setup process
      9m 0s
    5. A tour of the services
      15m 52s
    6. Quick DNS Setup
      2m 48s
  3. 6m 8s
    1. Understanding the Caching service
      1m 6s
    2. Setting up the Caching service
      5m 2s
  4. 24m 10s
    1. Introducing the Xcode service
      2m 22s
    2. Setting up the Xcode service
      10m 59s
    3. Configuring Xcode 5 to use your server
      6m 43s
    4. Monitoring bots and integration status
      4m 6s
  5. 11m 26s
    1. Creating users
      7m 5s
    2. Creating groups
      4m 21s
  6. 26m 34s
    1. Sharing folders with users and groups
      8m 35s
    2. Connecting to shared folders
      11m 31s
    3. Connecting to shared folders via iOS
      6m 28s
  7. 17m 30s
    1. Backing up your server with Time Machine
      3m 38s
    2. Sharing a backup destination and quotas
      4m 25s
    3. Backing up a client to Mac OS X Server
      3m 39s
    4. Monitoring client backups and alerts
      5m 48s
  8. 27m 3s
    1. Building your online personality
      6m 56s
    2. Wiki: A place to share
      4m 52s
    3. Posting pictures, movies, music, and more
      6m 49s
    4. Publishing a custom website
      8m 26s
  9. 34m 39s
    1. Setting up Profile Manager and enrolling devices
      13m 31s
    2. Creating and assigning a device group profile
      8m 47s
    3. Managing books and apps on devices over the air
      12m 21s
  10. 8m 35s
    1. Building a master image
      4m 38s
    2. Deploying to Macs over the network
      3m 57s
  11. 21m 45s
    1. Enabling Calendar and Contacts Server
      5m 17s
    2. Using Calendar and Contacts Server from your Mac or iOS device
      16m 28s
  12. 10m 18s
    1. Setting up a private Messages Server
      2m 14s
    2. Connecting to your Messages Server
      8m 4s
  13. 14m 32s
    1. Setting up VPN Server
      7m 4s
    2. Connecting to VPN from a Mac or iOS
      7m 28s
  14. 3m 26s
    1. Goodbye
      3m 26s

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Up and Running with OS X Server App
Video duration: 0s 4h 10m Beginner


Mac OS X Server used to be a $1,000 product. Now it's a $20 app you can install like any app on Mavericks, but that doesn't make it any less powerful. OS X Server offers the old standby services like file sharing, group calendars, and email, with several brand-new twists like wireless management for all of your Apple devices, and caching of software updates to speed up app downloads for your office, school, studio, or any other small organization. Sean Colins, shows you how to set up your own cloud and save time and money with its collaboration and productivity tools. Start here to get up and running fast.

Topics include:
  • Configuring your network
  • Setting up Xcode, the developer's best friend
  • Creating users and groups
  • Connecting to shared folders
  • Backing up clients
  • Collaborating with web services
  • Managing mobile devices
  • Building a master image to deploy to new Macs
  • Enabling a group calendar and contacts
  • Keeping chats private
  • Securing remote access
Developer IT
Mac OS X Mac OS X Server


Hi, I'm Sean Colins. Over the years since Tiger server, I have helped members of learn many different versions of Apple server product, from the time when it was considered an operating system that cost $1,000, to its more recent classification as an app you can purchase and download from the app store for only $19.99. Mac OS X Server 3, is the easiest to use version of Mac OS X Server ever. Incorporating features that can quickly and easily save you time and money wherever you choose to install it.

While we are together here, I will show you how to set up and use many of the most popular and important time and money saving features of this product, so you can set up your own server quickly and easily. Join me now as we learn how this third major version of Apple's server app, can make working with others in your organization more effective, more efficient, and more fun. Welcome, to Up and Running with Mac OS X Server 3.

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