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Hosted Mountain Lion Server Part 21: Profile Manager iOS Enrollment

December 20, 2019
July 15, 2013

Not only does Profile Manager allow you to enroll your Macs in the service, you can also enroll your iOS devices as well.

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Hosted Mountain Lion Server Part 20: Profile Manager Mac Enrollment

December 20, 2019
July 14, 2013

In order for your Mac's to be able to receive profiles they need to be enrolled in the Profile Manager Service.

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Hosted Mountain Lion Server Part 19: Website Server

December 20, 2019
July 13, 2013

Built into Mountain Lion Server is a Website Service that allows you to host multiple websites and does all of the routing internally to the proper address.

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Hosted Mountain Lion Server Part 18: Mail

December 20, 2019
July 12, 2013

One of the benefits of hosting your own server at MacStadium is being able to host your own mail server. Built right into Mountain Lion Server is a Mail Server that can handle the email for your domain.

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Hosted Mountain Lion Server Part 17: Time Machine

December 20, 2019
July 7, 2013

Back ups are something we all need to do and make sure all of our client machines are doing to protect our data. In addition to local back ups it is a good idea to have remote back ups as well.

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Hosted Mountain Lion Server Part 16: FTP

December 20, 2019
July 5, 2013

FTP is a service that most people think about when they think about servers. FTP has been the way many people upload files to servers and while it is an older service it is something many still rely on today.

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Hosted Mountain Lion Server Part 15: VPN

December 20, 2019
July 2, 2013

Secure connections are something most of us think about today especially on unsecured public wifi networks. A VPN connection can create an encrypted connection to keep all of your data safe.

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Hosted Mountain Lion Server Part 14: Messages

December 20, 2019
June 29, 2013

With your hosted Mountain Lion Server you have a messages service built in that you can configure and control to suit whatever your needs are.

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Hosted Mountain Lion Server Part 13: Contacts

December 20, 2019
June 28, 2013

In Mountain Lion Server there is a built in contact service that allows you to set up your own private contacts cloud to keep your contact data in sync across your various devices.

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Hosted Mountain Lion Server Part 12: Shared Calendar

December 20, 2019
June 25, 2013

Running a Mountain Lion Server calendar yourself adds privacy to your schedule and allows you to have complete control over who views and uses your calendar.

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Hosted Mountain Lion Server Part 11: Connect and Auto Mount AFP

December 20, 2019
June 20, 2013

Once your shares are set up and you have all your file sharing permission set, you will want to start using those shares and get to them in the most convenient way possible.

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Hosted OS X Mountain Lion Server Part 10: File Sharing

December 20, 2019
June 18, 2013

File sharing is one of the basic services we all expect from a server. Having access to our files and folders from anywhere on whatever devices we are makes sure that we are never without the documents we need.

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New Mac Pro Hosting and Colocation will be here soon!

December 20, 2019
June 17, 2013

The stunning New Mac Pro line features a radically new 'miniature' form factor that we believe is perfect for deployment into high-density server hosting environments like MacStadium.

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Hosted OS X Mountain Lion Server Part 9: Users and Groups

December 20, 2019
June 11, 2013

Once you have set up your Open Directory Master it is time to add network accounts to your server.

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Hosted OS X Mountain Lion Server Part 8: Profile Manager Set Up & MDM

December 20, 2019
June 10, 2013

One of the benefits of OS X Server is the built in MDM (Mobile Device Management) service called Profile Manager.

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Hosted OS X Mountain Lion Server Part 7: Open Directory

December 20, 2019
June 6, 2013

An Open Directory allows for network accounts and is required for some of Mountain Lion's services like Profile Manager.

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Hosted OS X Mountain Lion Server Part 6: DNS

December 20, 2019
June 2, 2013

In this screencast I cover the DNS Service in Mountain Lion Server. DNS is the most critical service that must be functioning correctly if all the other services are going to work in OS X Server.

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Hosted OSX Mountain Lion Server Part 5: SSL Certificates

December 20, 2019
May 25, 2013

In this tutorial I cover how to set up SSL Certificates to use the services in Mountain Lion Server.

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Installing Mountain Lion VPN and Firewall

December 20, 2019
May 25, 2013

If you desire to 'lock down' your hosted Mac mini in MacStadium, there are a variety of solutions available...

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Hosted OSX Server Part 4: Ice Floor Firewall & Port Forwarding

December 20, 2019
May 24, 2013

In this screencast I cover the advanced OSX Firewall configuration using the 3rd party IceFloor Firewall utility and talk about the notion of 'port forwarding'.

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Hosted OSX Mountain Lion Server Part 3: Built In Firewall

December 20, 2019
May 23, 2013

Because all the ports on your Mac Mini are open in a hosted environment, it becomes more important to deploy a firewall to control who can have access to what services.