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Take Control of OS X Server by Charles Edge

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Preparation and Installation

Now that you have your server hardware, it’s time to install OS X Server. Don’t worry, though—there’s no reason to be intimidated by OS X Server, largely because it’s just an app, albeit one that installs and manages other apps that provide content to other computers. I’ll guide you through the entire process.

There are a few places where my instructions may seem more complicated than necessary. That’s because I’ve learned over the years that the simplest approach can lead to significant trouble later on. It’s better to put extra effort in at the start to prevent later problems.

This chapter covers getting the server up and running. It’s the most important chapter in the book, and one that almost everyone should ...

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