Apple Training Series: Mac OS X Server Essentials v10.6: A by Arek Dreyer

By Arek Dreyer

"Apple education sequence: Mac OS X Server necessities v. 10.6" is simply what it says it really is: a publication on how you can get Mac OS X 10.6 Server up and working, and the way to configure it to help types of environments and clients. it really is prepared into significant themes in response to server providers (mail prone, dossier prone, net prone, etc.), and richly illustrated with display shots.

As the publication is often utilized in school room settings, each bankruptcy has a classroom-style evaluation part. however the publication isn't really written as a textbook; you could pass round from subject to subject and use it as a "how to" guide.

The ebook assumes you're acquainted with the idea that of server companies and feature both a Mac OS X or Unix/Linux historical past. not one of the themes is roofed exhaustively, and a few prone -- the firewall, for instance -- are basically now not coated in any respect. The emphasis is on getting Mac OS X 10.6 Server up and operating quick and assisting users.

On the entire, it really is an exceptional introductory quantity. i might have hottest a greater index, and nearly each bankruptcy might simply be multiplied right into a entire booklet. yet judging the booklet on its meant viewers and goal, it's a winner.

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Having multiple partitions does not increase speed, but installing multiple drives may increase server performance. Simply select your hard disk, choose the number of partitions from the partition scheme menu, and choose the following for each partition:  Name of partition—Using lowercase alphanumeric characters and removing spaces in volume names may help reduce troubleshooting of share points later down the road.  Format of partition—See the previous list for various acceptable Mac OS X Server partition formats.

Your choices are as follows:  GUID Partition Table—Used to start up Intel-based Mac computers  Apple Partition Map—Used to start up PowerPC-based Mac computers  Master Boot Record—Used to start up DOS and Windows-based computers No te P In order to install Mac OS X Server on a volume, that volume’s disk must have the GUID Partition Table. Once you choose a partition scheme, you can divide your disk into as many as 16 logical drives, each with its own format. Each logical drive is called a partition.

After you authenticate, the server reboots from the disc and proceeds with the installation process, starting with the selection of a language, and then prompting you for initial information. It then proceeds uninterrupted until it completes the installation. 14 Installing and Configuring Mac OS X Server Local vs. Remote Installation You can choose to install Mac OS X Server sitting locally in front of the computer on which you are installing the server software, or you can choose to install the software remotely.

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