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OS X Lion Server

OS X Lion Server

       Mac OS

Lion Server is the next generation of Apple’s award-winning server software. Designed for OS X and iOS devices, Lion Server makes it easy to share files, schedule meetings, synchronize contacts, host your own website, publish wikis, distribute podcasts, remotely access your network, and more.

Mac OS X Server is now a set of applications you can purchase right from the Mac App Store. Anyone can quickly and easily turn a Mac running Lion into a server that’s perfect for home offices, businesses, schools, and hobbyists alike.

File Sharing
• File sharing for Mac, PC, and iPad
• Standards-based AFP, SMB, and WebDAV file services
• Flexible file permissions
• Spotlight searching

Mail Services
• Standards-based SMTP, IMAP, and POP server
• Push notifications
• SSL encryption
• Adaptive junk mail filtering
• Virus detection and quarantine
• Webmail with email rules and vacation messages

iCal 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 notifications
• Push notifications

Address Book Server
• Synchronize contacts with Mac, iPad, and iPhone
• Allow multiple users to access and update contacts
• Standards-based CardDAV server
• Push notifications

Profile Manager
• Configuration and management for OS X Lion and iOS
• Over-the-air enrollment
• Mobile device management
• Web-based administration console
• Self-service user portal for clearing passcodes, remote lock and wipe

iChat Server
• Secure encrypted instant messaging for your organization
• Persistent chat rooms
• Store-and-forward for sending messages to buddies who are offline
• Server-to-server federation
• Works with iChat audio and video conferencing

Wiki Server
• Point-and-click page editor to change formatting and insert images, movies, and attachments
• Access controls
• Tags and comments
• Revision history
• Document sharing
• Quick Look previews
• Email notifications

Podcasting
• Capture audio and video, record onscreen actions, and publish content
• Publish QuickTime audio and video formats, PDFs, and ePub documents
• Automatic RSS feed generation
• Media library and file management using Podcast Publisher

Virtual Private Network
• Highly secure remote access for your network services
• Encrypted VPN connections for Mac, iPad, iPhone, and PC

Time Machine
• Provide a backup destination for Mac computers on your network
• Deliver backup support for OS X Lion and Snow Leopard systems

Xsan
• Block-level SAN file sharing with concurrent read/write access
• Xsan volume hosting and configuration
• Volume management, storage pools, striping, and volume mapping
• Real-time monitoring, graphs, and event notifications
• Metadata controller failover and file system journaling

Server App
• Local or remote setup
• User and groups settings
• Real-time graphs of server usage and activity

Some features require an Apple ID and/or compatible Internet access; fees and terms apply.

What's new

The 10.7.4 update is recommended for all servers currently running Lion Server. This update includes general operating system fixes that enhance the stability, compatibility, migration and security of your server and improvements of the following services and applications:


File Sharing
• defining custom names for file share points
• using Kerberos authentication
• emptying trash when using a network mounted home directory
• using WebDAV with third-party iOS clients
• copying files and Finder information over SMB
• general reliability of SMB file services

Profile Manager
• enhanced payloads and management settings for iOS and OS X clients
• reliability of device enrollments after changing server hostname
• configuring VPN management settings
• using profiles to join 802.1x networks
• installing enterprise iOS applications
• setting iCloud, Spotlight and Media Restrictions for OS X clients

Web Server
• improved handling of URL redirects and alias matches

Mail Server
• improved reliability of SMTP services
• prevent overwriting of manually configured greylisted mail servers

The update also includes specific fixes for:
• more flexible service data storage
• reconfiguring DNS settings when changing hostnames
• editing DNS expirations
• archival and migration of Open Directory
• preserving local accounts during upgrades

For detailed information on this update, please visit this website:  http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5168.
For detailed information on security updates, please visit this website: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1222.


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Last changed:
May 09, 2012
Category:
Utilities
Developer:
Apple
Version:
10.7.4
Size:
17.2 MB

Current Version Average Rating:
3.00 (13)

All Versions Average Rating:
2.50 (363)
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