Not only does Profile Manager allow you to enroll your Macs in the service, you can also enroll your iOS devices as well.
In order for your Mac's to be able to receive profiles they need to be enrolled in the Profile Manager Service.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Once you have set up your Open Directory Master it is time to add network accounts to your server.
One of the benefits of OS X Server is the built in MDM (Mobile Device Management) service called Profile Manager.
An Open Directory allows for network accounts and is required for some of Mountain Lion's services like Profile Manager.
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.
In this tutorial I cover how to set up SSL Certificates to use the services in Mountain Lion Server.
If you desire to 'lock down' your hosted Mac mini in MacStadium, there are a variety of solutions available...
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'.
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.