macOS Server

App Detail » macOS Server

Published by: Apple

  • App Category: Utilities
  • Release Date: 2014-10-16
  • Current Version: 5.4
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 185.03 MB
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 10.13 or later.
  • Price: $19.99

macOS Server
App Rating: 2.5/5
2.5
Based on 413 Reviews
Buy now: $19.99

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App Description

Designed for macOS and iOS devices, macOS Server makes it easy to share files, schedule meetings, synchronize contacts, develop software, host your own website, publish wikis, configure Mac, iPhone, and iPad devices, remotely access your network, and more. macOS Server is an application you can add to macOS right from the Mac App Store. Anyone can quickly and easily turn a Mac into a server that’s perfect for home offices, businesses, schools, developers, and hobbyists alike. Here’s what you’ll get with macOS Server: Profile Manager • Mobile device management for Mac and iOS devices • Simplified management and deployment of iOS and macOS. • Distribution of institution licensed apps and books purchased from the Volume Purchase Program to users or devices • Install Software Updates on devices running iOS 10 and mac OS 10.12. • Device Enrollment Program integration • Web-based administration console • Self-service user portal for clearing passcodes, remote lock, and remote wipe Calendar Server • Share calendars, schedule meetings and events, and book conference rooms • Standards-based CalDAV server for access from Mac, iPad, iPhone, and PC • View availability with free/busy lookups • Email invitations and push notifications Contacts Server • Synchronize contacts with Mac, iPad, and iPhone • Allow multiple users to access and update contacts • Standards-based CardDAV server Wiki Server • Point-and-click page edit to change formatting and insert images, movies, and attachments • Access controls • Tags and comments • Revision history • Document sharing • Quick Look previews Mail Server • Standards-based SMTP, IMAP, and POP server • Push notifications • SSL encryption • Adaptive junk mail filtering • Virus detection and quarantine Virtual Private Network • Remote access for your network services • Encrypted VPN connections for Mac, iPad, iPhone, and PC Xsan • Block-level SAN file sharing with concurrent read/write access • Xsan volume hosting and configuration • Volume management, storage pooling, stripping, and volume mapping • Real-time monitoring, graphs, and event notifications • Metadata controller failover and file system journaling Server App • Local and remote management • Users and group settings • View real-time graphs of server usage • Receive alerts on network changes, certificate expiration, storage usage, and more Some features require an Apple ID and/or compatible Internet access; additional fees and terms apply. Some features require program enrollment. Some features are not available in all countries.

App Reviews

  • Was working great until High Sierra came along...

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    By dpjlaw
    This app wroked great until Apple upgraded OSX to High Sierra. Then this app fell apart. It’s been three weeks since I upgraded to High Sierra and then upgraded to Version 5.4 of this app, and I have had a lot of difficulty gaining access to my documents on the server. Some of my employees have access, but I as the administrator cannot get access to them. So bizarre. This needs to get ironed out, pronto!
  • Pretty much worthless

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    By jphx
    I’d rate this as “Nice Try”. Trying to create user websites gets me the message “Wesites are turned off.” despite the fact that they (appear to be) are “on”. The provided help is written for those who know what they are doing (no links to usable, relevant information) and those people do not need a program like this.
  • cant install

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    By RugbyRuck
    I have been wanting to setup a server in my home and decided to look into the Server app, It seem to do the things I want , other than install..I read the requirements , Installed High Sierra 10.13.1 bought the app went to install it on the drive and get this message “ This version of Server does not support upgrading the Server data on this volume. To upgrade your Server data, you will need to install an older version of Server and OS X.” what the hell, now I’m out twenty bucks I dont want to run around looking for the right crap to install which I thought I had researched this pretty good but I guess not Apple how do I get a refund.
  • Server 5.4 break the mail Postfix

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    By ♞MsDurex
    The Postfix will stop working after few days running! This is a terriable update for the Server. Seem like the Apple giving up the server support!
  • Cost Goes Way Up (unless your time is worth nothing)

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    By Wm.
    File Sharing management interface no longer part of product. Not only can’t you use Server to manage your file sharing, in moving the file sharing to the system preferences, we lose the ablity to manage standard webdav file sharing and the iOS access mechainsm. Now you have to root around in the mess of BSD unix to trial and error manage things. The Xserve product failed because Apple believes people want arcane 1970’s style unix command lines for server management. I don’t need a Mac for command line jockeying… a much faster less expensive intel based commodity box can be plug-monkied together for that. There is no Apple-value-add for command line driven systems. Apple talks about serving the enterprise but becoming like all the other vendors is not the way to do it. Apple differentiates itself from others by polsihed ease of use (or used to), and higher price, but with a total cost of ownership being much less. Ease of use means time and money saved and the ablity to advance objectives instead of being a slave to the (1970’s unix) machine. This product needs to be moved into the iPad / iPhone and eliminated on the Mac… only an Agent (daemon) should be loaded on the Mac and all Mac servers should run completely headless… and if a commandline is needed… that is an Apple-FAIL. The most expensive update (not upgrade) to this product to date.
  • No support to Macbook Pro 2017

    2
    By RoyEnoshi
    We have this application running for quite a while As long as we installed via Netinstall on the older macs and the 2016 models everything was great Ever since the new OS is out and the 2017 is out - THESE MODELS HAVE NO SUPPORT IN THE 5.4 VERSION
  • Update to 5.0.4 to fix web-related problems!

    4
    By jaredmiller404
    Update 5.0.3 broke everything related to websites, but luckily Apple released 5.0.4 which resolves all those problems! Definitely update if you want to be able to use any web-related services! Thank you Apple for fixing this major issue! Now 5.4 broke Time Machine backups to Time Machine server. All bakups have to be remade from scratch...
  • Decreasingly useful but only $20

    3
    By raylanser
    Please bring back the file sharing with iOS feature. This would work well in conjunction with iOS 11 and the iPad Pro. Still makes for a good web server on the cheap if you have decent upload speed.
  • Brutal

    2
    By Sparkman
    I have wasted more time than this is worth, and I still don’t have file sharing working correctly, with proper permission inheritance. The weird split between controlling users and file sharing partially from the System Panel and partially from Server is incredibly stupid. I’ve been using Apple’s Server since it first came on the scene, and the very first version that everyone claimed was too limited was 100x better than this hodgepodge. I’d like my $20 back and all the hours wasted on this. I’ve been an all-Apple shop since 1985 but between this kind garbage and the slow demise of quality Macs I am finally losing my affiinity for this company. More focused on building monuments to itself than detailing their products.
  • Missing Features

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    By noraar
    For some reason Apple has decided to remove a number of features from the Server.app application itself - including: Network Time Machine Backups, Caching Server, and File Sharing. While all of these features still remain, and are baked directly into High Sierra, not having a central place to manage them severely limits their functionality. No longer can I manage these features remotely via the Server.app installed on a different computer (making managing multiple servers a giant pain in the butt), and with the removal from Server.app, managing from the CLI is gone as well. Having these features backed into High Sierra is awesome - allowing the lay person to benefit from said features, but removing them from Server.app itself makes zero sense. In addition, Open Directory is now hidden by default (though still accessible from the “View” menu - which when selected will make it visible again), which makes me fear that it will be removed in later versions of Server. iOS File Sharing is no longer an option that can be pushed out via profiles - while not a huge deal, and I think a lot of it’s functionality will be replaced by the new Files app in iOS 11, still another unnecessary feature removal. All in all, macOS Server 5.4 has removed significantly more features than it has added. Not sure what Apple is/was thinking - but I fear they are going to slowly remove features from Server.app until they eliminate macOS Server entirely. I also wonder what Apple runs internally to manage the thousand of computers at Apple Corporate - it sure as hell can’t be this version (or any recent version) of Server.app.

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