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Apple Pro Training Series: OS X Lion Server Essentials

Book Description

The only Apple-certified book on OS X Lion Server, this comprehensive reference takes support technicians and ardent Mac users deep inside this server operating system, covering everything from networking technologies to service administration, customizing users and groups, and more. Aligned to the learning objectives of the Apple Certified Technical Coordinator certification exam, the lessons in this self-paced volume serves as a perfect supplement to Apple’s own training class and a first-rate primer for computer support personnel who need to support and maintain OS X Lion Server as part of their jobs. Quizzes summarize and reinforce acquired knowledge.
 
The Apple Pro Training Series serves as both a self-paced learning tool and the official curriculum for the OS X Lion and OS X Lion Server certification programs.

Table of Contents

  1. Title Page
  2. Copyright Page
  3. Acknowledgments
  4. Contents at a Glance
  5. Table of Contents
  6. Getting Started
  7. Chapter 1. Installing and Configuring OS X Lion Server
    1. Evaluating Lion Server Requirements
    2. Installing Lion Server
    3. Configuring an Administrator Computer
    4. Initial Lion Server Configuration
    5. Using Tools for Monitoring
    6. Configuring SSL Certificates
    7. Troubleshooting
    8. What You’ve Learned
    9. References
    10. Chapter Review
  8. Chapter 2. Authenticating and Authorizing Accounts
    1. Managing Access to Services
    2. Creating and Administering User and Administrator Server Accounts
    3. Controlling Access With Server Access Control Lists (SACLs)
    4. Configuring Virtual Private Network (VPN) Service
    5. Troubleshooting
    6. What You’ve Learned
    7. References
    8. Chapter Review
  9. Chapter 3. Using Open Directory
    1. Introducing Directory Services Concepts
    2. What Is Open Directory?
    3. Overview of Open Directory Service Components
    4. Preparing to Configure Open Directory Services
    5. Configuring Open Directory Services
    6. Managing Network User Accounts
    7. Configuring Authentication Methods on Lion Server
    8. Archiving and Restoring Open Directory Data
    9. Troubleshooting
    10. Preparing DNS Records (Optional)
    11. What You’ve Learned
    12. References
    13. Chapter Review
  10. Chapter 4. Managing Accounts
    1. Introducing Account Management
    2. Configuring Profile Manager
    3. Managing User, Group, Device, and Device Group Accounts
    4. Troubleshooting
    5. What You’ve Learned
    6. References
    7. Chapter Review
  11. Chapter 5. Implementing Deployment Solutions
    1. Deployment Issues
    2. Managing Computers with NetBoot
    3. Creating NetBoot Images
    4. Specifying a Default Image and Protocol
    5. Understanding Shadow Files
    6. Configuring a NetBoot Server
    7. Configuring a NetBoot Client
    8. Configuring NetBoot Images
    9. Configuring NetRestore Images
    10. Filtering NetBoot Clients
    11. Monitoring NetBoot Clients
    12. Troubleshooting NetBoot
    13. Managing Software Updates
    14. Troubleshooting Software Update Service
    15. What You’ve Learned
    16. References
    17. Chapter Review
  12. Chapter 6. Providing File Services
    1. Addressing the Challenges of File Sharing
    2. Creating Share Points
    3. Understanding POSIX Ownership, POSIX Permissions, and ACLS
    4. Preparing for a Network Home Folder
    5. Offering Time Machine Services
    6. Troubleshooting File Services
    7. Cleaning up
    8. What You’ve Learned
    9. References
    10. Chapter Review
  13. Chapter 7. Managing Web Services
    1. Understanding Basic Website Concepts
    2. Managing Websites
    3. Managing Website Access
    4. Securing Your Website
    5. Monitoring Web Services
    6. Troubleshooting
    7. What You’ve Learned
    8. References
    9. Chapter Review
  14. Chapter 8. Using Collaborative Services
    1. Utilizing Administrative Tools
    2. Locating the Data Stores
    3. Understanding and Managing a Wiki
    4. Using the iCal Service
    5. Managing the iChat Service
    6. Understanding the Address Book Service
    7. Hosting Mail Services
    8. What You’ve Learned
    9. References
    10. Chapter Review
  15. Index