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Apple Pro Training Series: OS X Server Essentials

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The only Apple-certified book on OS X Server on Mountain Lion, this comprehensive reference takes support technicians and ardent Mac users deep inside the server for the latest 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 Server on Mountain Lion as part of their jobs. Step-by-step exercises reinforce the concepts taught through practical application. Quizzes summarize and reinforce acquired knowledge. The Newest version of OS X is more business-friendly than ever, making it simple to get a network up and running quickly, and IT professionals will need Server Essentials to integrate Macs into their organizations.

The Apple Pro Training Series serves as both a self-paced learning tool and the official curriculum for the OS X Mountain Lion and OS X Server on Mountain Lion certification programs.
 

Table of Contents

  1. Title Page
  2. Copyright Page
  3. Acknowledgments
  4. Dedications
  5. Contents at a Glance
  6. Table of Contents
  7. Configuring and Monitoring OS X Server
    1. Lesson 1. About This Guide
      1. Learning Methodology
      2. Lesson Structure
      3. Exercise Setup
      4. Apple Certification
    2. Lesson 2. Installing OS X Server
      1. Reference 2.1. Evaluating OS X Server Requirements
      2. Reference 2.2. Preparing to Install OS X Server
      3. Reference 2.3. Installing OS X Server
      4. Reference 2.4. Upgrading or Migrating to OS X Server
      5. Reference 2.5. Updating OS X Server
      6. Reference 2.6. Troubleshooting
      7. Exercise 2.1. Configure OS X Before Installing OS X Server on Your Server Computer
      8. Exercise 2.2. Perform the Initial Installation of OS X Server on Your Server Computer
      9. Exercise 2.3. Configure Your Administrator Computer
      10. Additional Resources
      11. Lesson Review
    3. Lesson 3. Providing DNS
      1. Reference 3.1. What Is DNS?
      2. Reference 3.2. Evaluating OS X DNS Hosting Requirements
      3. Reference 3.3. Configuring DNS Service in OS X Server
      4. Reference 3.4. Troubleshooting DNS Service in OS X Server
      5. Exercise 3.1. Configure DNS Services
      6. Additional Resources
      7. Lesson Review
    4. Lesson 4. Exploring the Server App
      1. Reference 4.1. Allowing Remote Access
      2. Reference 4.2. Using the Next Steps Drawer
      3. Reference 4.3. Using Server Sidebar Elements
      4. Reference 4.4. Using the Manage Menu
      5. Reference 4.5. Using the Tools Menu
      6. Reference 4.6. Using Help
      7. Reference 4.7. Troubleshooting
      8. Exercise 4.1. Enable Screen Sharing And Remote Management
      9. Exercise 4.2. Explore the Next Steps Drawer
      10. Exercise 4.3. Configure the Service Data Volume
      11. Additional Resources
      12. Lesson Review
    5. Lesson 5. Configuring SSL Certificates
      1. Reference 5.1. Understanding SSL Certificates
      2. Reference 5.2. Configuring SSL Certificates
      3. Reference 5.3. Troubleshooting
      4. Exercise 5.1. Create a Certificate Signing Request
      5. Exercise 5.2. Import a Signed Certificate (Optional)
      6. Exercise 5.3. Archive Your Certificate (Optional)
      7. Exercise 5.4. Configure Your Server to Use Its New SSL Certificate
      8. Exercise 5.5. Configure Your Administrator Computer to Trust an SSL Certificate
      9. Exercise 5.6. Clean Up
      10. Additional Resources
      11. Lesson Review
    6. Lesson 6. Using Status and Notifications
      1. Reference 6.1. Monitoring and Status Concepts
      2. Reference 6.2. OS X Server Alerts
      3. Reference 6.3. Logs in OS X Server
      4. Reference 6.4. Stats in OS X Server
      5. Reference 6.5. Storage
      6. Exercise 6.1. Use the Server App to Monitor OS X Server System
      7. Additional Resources
      8. Lesson Review
    7. Lesson 7. Backing Up OS X Server
      1. Reference 7.1. Backup Concepts
      2. Reference 7.2. Time Machine
      3. Exercise 7.1. Use Time Machine to Back Up OS X Server
      4. Exercise 7.2. Restore from Time Machine Backup (Optional)
      5. Additional Resources
      6. Lesson Review
  8. Configuring Accounts
    1. Lesson 8. Managing Local Users
      1. Reference 8.1. Understanding Authentication and Authorization
      2. Reference 8.2. Creating and Administering User and Administrator Server Accounts
      3. Reference 8.3. Managing Access to Services
      4. Reference 8.4. Troubleshooting
      5. Exercise 8.1. Create and Configure Local User Accounts
      6. Exercise 8.2. Import Local User Accounts
      7. Exercise 8.3. Create and Configure Local Groups
      8. Exercise 8.4. Troubleshoot Problems with Importing Accounts
      9. Exercise 8.5. Manage Service Access
      10. Exercise 8.6. Clean Up
      11. Additional Resources
      12. Lesson Review
    2. Lesson 9. Configuring Open Directory Services
      1. Reference 9.1. Introducing Directory Services Concepts
      2. Reference 9.2. Configuring Open Directory Services
      3. Reference 9.3. Troubleshooting
      4. Exercise 9.1. Configure Your Server to Manage Network Accounts
      5. Exercise 9.2. Use Logs to Troubleshoot Using Open Directory
      6. Additional Resources
      7. Lesson Review
    3. Lesson 10. Managing Local Network Accounts
      1. Reference 10.1. Using the Server App to Manage Network User Accounts
      2. Reference 10.2. Configuring Authentication Methods on OS X Server
      3. Reference 10.3. Using Single Sign-On and Kerberos
      4. Reference 10.4. Troubleshooting
      5. Exercise 10.1. Create and Import Network Accounts
      6. Exercise 10.2. Configure Password Policies
      7. Additional Resources
      8. Lesson Review
  9. Managing Devices with Configuration Profiles
    1. Lesson 11. Configuring OS X Server to Provide Device Management
      1. Reference 11.1. Profile Manager
      2. Reference 11.2. Configuring Profile Manager
      3. Exercise 11.1. Enable Profile Manager
      4. Additional Resources
      5. Lesson Review
    2. Lesson 12. Managing with Profile Manager
      1. Reference 12.1. Introducing Account Management
      2. Reference 12.2. Troubleshooting
      3. Exercise 12.1. Use Profile Manager
      4. Additional Resources
      5. Lesson Review
  10. Providing File Services
    1. Lesson 13. Providing File Sharing Services
      1. Reference 13.1. Addressing the Challenges of File Sharing
      2. Reference 13.2. Creating Share Points
      3. Reference 13.3. Troubleshooting File Services
      4. Reference 13.4. Providing FTP Service (Optional)
      5. Exercise 13.1. Explore the File Sharing Service
      6. Exercise 13.2. Use Logs to Troubleshoot Problems with File Sharing Services
      7. Additional Resources
      8. Lesson Review
    2. Lesson 14. Understanding File Access
      1. Reference 14.1. Configuring Access to Share Points and Folders
      2. Reference 14.2. Understanding POSIX Permissions vs. ACL Settings
      3. Exercise 14.1. Configure Access Control
      4. Additional Resources
      5. Lesson Review
  11. Implementing Deployment Solutions
    1. Lesson 15. Leveraging NetInstall
      1. Reference 15.1. Managing Computers with NetInstall
      2. Reference 15.2. Creating Images with System Image Utility
      3. Reference 15.3. Understanding Shadow Files
      4. Reference 15.4. Troubleshooting NetInstall
      5. Exercise 15.1. Create NetInstall Images
      6. Exercise 15.2. Create NetBoot and NetRestore Images
      7. Exercise 15.3. Configure a NetInstall Server
      8. Exercise 15.4. Filter NetInstall Clients
      9. Exercise 15.5. Configure a NetInstall Client
      10. Exercise 15.6. Monitor NetInstall Clients
      11. Additional Resources
      12. Lesson Review
    2. Lesson 16. Implementing Software Update Service
      1. Reference 16.1. Managing Software Updates
      2. Reference 16.2. Troubleshooting Software Update Service
      3. Exercise 16.1. Configure Software Update
      4. Exercise 16.2. Configure Computers for Your Software Update Service
      5. Additional Resources
      6. Lesson Review
  12. Providing Network Services
    1. Lesson 17. Offering Time Machine Network Backup
      1. Reference 17.1. Time Machine as a Network Service
      2. Exercise 17.1. Enable Time Machine Service
      3. Additional Resources
      4. Lesson Review
    2. Lesson 18. Providing Security via the VPN Service
      1. Reference 18.1. Understanding VPN
      2. Reference 18.2. Configuring VPN with the Server App
      3. Reference 18.3. Troubleshooting
      4. Exercise 18.1. Configure the VPN Service
      5. Exercise 18.2. Clean Up
      6. Additional Resources
      7. Lesson Review
    3. Lesson 19. Understanding DHCP
      1. Reference 19.1. Understanding How DHCP Works
      2. Reference 19.2. Configuring DHCP Service
      3. Reference 19.3. Troubleshooting DHCP
      4. Exercise 19.1. Configure DHCP Service (Optional)
      5. Additional Resources
      6. Lesson Review
    4. Lesson 20. Hosting Websites
      1. Reference 20.1. Web Service Software
      2. Reference 20.2. Understanding Basic Website Structure
      3. Reference 20.3. Monitoring Web Services
      4. Reference 20.4. Troubleshooting
      5. Exercise 20.1. Enable Web Services
      6. Exercise 20.2. Secure Your Website
      7. Exercise 20.3. Monitor Web Services
      8. Exercise 20.4. Disable a Website
      9. Additional Resources
      10. Lesson Review
  13. Using Collaborative Services
    1. Lesson 21. Providing Mail Services
      1. Reference 21.1. Hosting Mail Services
      2. Reference 21.2. Troubleshooting Mail Services
      3. Exercise 21.1. Enable the Mail Service
      4. Exercise 21.2. Send and Receive Mail
      5. Additional Resources
      6. Lesson Review
    2. Lesson 22. Configuring the Wiki Service
      1. Reference 22.1. Understanding and Managing a Wiki
      2. Reference 22.2. Troubleshooting the Wiki Service
      3. Exercise 22.1. Enable the Wiki Service
      4. Exercise 22.2. Create a Wiki
      5. Additional Resources
      6. Lesson Review
    3. Lesson 23. Implementing Calendar Service
      1. Reference 23.1. Calendar Service Data Locations
      2. Reference 23.2. Using the Calendar Service
      3. Reference 23.3. Troubleshooting the Calendar Service
      4. Exercise 23.1. Configure and Start the Calendar Service
      5. Exercise 23.2. Use the Server App to Add Resources and Locations
      6. Exercise 23.3. Access the Calendar Service as a User
      7. Additional Resources
      8. Lesson Review
    4. Lesson 24. Providing Messages Service
      1. Reference 24.1. Managing the Messages Service
      2. Reference 24.2. Troubleshooting the Messages Service
      3. Exercise 24.1. Set Up the Messages Service
      4. Additional Resources
      5. Lesson Review
    5. Lesson 25. Managing Contacts Service
      1. Reference 25.1. Understanding the Contacts Service
      2. Reference 25.2. Troubleshooting the Contacts Service
      3. Exercise 25.1. Configure the Contacts Service with the Server App
      4. Exercise 25.2. Configure OS X to Use the Contacts Service
      5. Additional Resources
      6. Lesson Review
  14. Index
  15. Ad Pages