By default, the Cloud Server powered by Mac OS® X is not configured to manage DNS. You can configure DNS, but it is not necessary to make your server work correctly. Instead, we recommend using the Zone File Editor to edit your domain name’s A record and point your MX [...]
If, at any time, you want to revert to a clean setup on your Cloud Server powered by Mac OS® X, you can reprovision your server. Reprovisioning erases all of the content on your server hard drive. Your server will return to the state it was in when you first [...]
On the Cloud Server powered by Mac OS® X, Workgroups let you designate individuals who work together. When you create a workgroup and add users to it, you can specify that those users are automatically added to each others’ iChat® lists and that they have a shared group folder.
Users can [...]
As the server administrator, you control which services are running on the Cloud Server powered by Mac OS® X. Because services consume server resources, you should only run them if you are going to use them.
When the server is configured, the only running service is the firewall. If you want [...]
To let users connect to your Cloud Server powered by Mac OS® X, create user accounts. These accounts determine whether users can administer the server, which services they can access, and other references.
Users cannot connect to the server until the Open Directory master is created. Fortunately, the first time a [...]
You can manage your Cloud Server powered by Mac OS® X by using a VNC client, which lets you see the server’s screen as though you were sitting at its console, similar to remote desktop. You can download a VNC client, such as TightVNC (Windows) or Chicken of the VNC [...]
There are several tools you can use to administer your Cloud Server powered by Mac OS® X.
Server Preferences is a simplified management screen. It lets you start and stop services, add users, create workgroups and view system information, including information about the server, logs, graphs, and security.
Server Admin can be installed on a client computer, letting you manage the services on your Cloud Server powered by Mac OS® X from a remote location.
You can download Server Admin for free from Apple here: http://www.apple.com/downloads/macosx/apple/application_updates/serveradmintools1062.html.
After installing Server Admin, you can launch it from the Applications folder.
To Connect [...]