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Take Control of Upgrading to Mountain Lion by Joe Kissell

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Install Mountain Lion Server

For years, Apple has shipped two separate versions of Mac OS X—the standard version that most people use, and a server version. Of course, any Mac can act as a server; just look at the Sharing pane of System Preferences and you’ll see how easy it is to activate a simple file server, print server, Web server, and more.

Mountain Lion Server takes these capabilities much further, expanding them with options a business might need to support hundreds or thousands of users—and adding more services, including email, calendar, chat, and virtual private networks. Earlier versions of Mac OS X Server, focused as they were on the needs of businesses and other large institutions, were also prohibitively expensive for ordinary users—and ...

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