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By Dan Moren

More OS X Server resources than you can shake a grep at

Note: This story has not been updated for several years.

Folks have been pretty positive about my adventures with OS X Server, and several readers sent in some great resources for further projects that one could attempt once Server is set up. I’ll probably look into a few of these when I have a little less on my plate, but in the meantime I figured that I’d pass along these links for your own further edification:

  • How I use my Mac Mini Server on Macminicolo: A great breakdown of a variety of server-related tasks from Ryan M., an engineer at Dropbox.
  • A power user’s guide to OS X Server, Yosemite edition: From last year, a solid top-level overview on Ars Technica of the features available on OS X Server.

  • OS X Server 4 (Yosemite 10.10): Todd Olthoff has a number of video tutorials on setting up OS X Server features. Bonus: Todd’s also guested on a couple episodes of Mac Power Users (#189 and #229) discussing Server.

  • AFP548: This site’s mainly targeted at OS X-using system administrators, and, as such, is written for a more technical audience, but it’s a useful resource if you’re looking to dive into the more nitty-gritty aspects.

  • 50 ways to use your server: Macminicolo, to whose excellent VPN walkthrough I linked in my first post, also has this extensive listing of things to do with your OS X Server. Some are more appropriate for a co-hosted setup like Macminicolo’s, but there’s plenty to dig through.

To those of you interested in OS X Server, I’d imagine the above will keep you busy for a while. Good luck, and don’t forget to, uh, tip your server.

[Dan Moren is the East Coast Bureau Chief of Six Colors. You can find him on Twitter at @dmoren or reach him by email at The latest novel in his Galactic Cold War series of sci-fi space adventures, The Nova Incident, is available now.]

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