macOS Server makes it easy to configure and monitor Mac, iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV devices and network storage volumes. Here’s what you’ll get with macOS Server: Profile Manager • Mobile device management for iOS, macOS, and tvOS devices • Distribution of institution licensed apps and books purchased from the Volume Purchase Program to users or devices • Install Software Updates on devices running iOS 12 and mac OS 10.14 • Device Enrollment Program integration • Web-based administration console • Self-service user portal for clearing passcodes, remote lock, and remote wipe Xsan • Block-level SAN file sharing with concurrent read/write access • Xsan volume hosting and configuration • Volume management, storage pooling, striping, 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.
Steve would have fired most of the people now in charge for the way apple has turned its back on its users. I guess Apple forgot when everyone laugh at them and said their products were a joke. It was us loyal Business users that kept the company aflout. Thank you for showing us how much we ment to you but turning your backs on us.....
This app should have been renamed: It's Apple MDM Server. The longstanding network and information services capabilities have unfortunately been deprecated and removed. This means server migrations to other platforms and to NAS boxes for those folks requiring on-premises storage, or requiring on-premises network services.
I find it the only Mac based mail server. The mail works for me. I use MAMP for other services. Definitely not perfect.
Server? What happened to the SERVICES like VPN Apple? Look I want my money back period!!! Its a RIP OFF, there is no services.
This used to be a server app and now, If I want to use this "server", Apple states: 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. Sure - No problem, Apple. I'll degrade my services so that I can keep using this. The only reason now that I wanted to keep using this was for Deploy Studio and to deploy images over the network. Why don't you just put out a notice to all that you are discontinuing the Server App and you're focusing on iPhones?
I ran Server at multiple small- and medium-sized businesses. I still do at some, though on OS X 10.12, and an old version of the Server app. That (and perhaps one on 10.13) were the last usable versions. Sure, they weren't as robust as the Server in 10.6, but they worked OK. I'm not upset about some of the stuff being removed — mail, for example, is something best handled by Microsoft or Google these days — but core file sharing, VPN, and again, core file sharing are critical. In fact, if they just had decent file sharing and server monitoring, I'd be happy. Now, we have a useless piece of software. If you must use a Mac for file sharing, just use the OS and buy TinkerTool System to adjust inheritance and so forth. It works, though it may take you a few tries to get it right. Unfortunately, for shops that really want a Mac server, that ship has basically sailed. And as we bring in Windows servers for those who need onsite servers, then the clients wonder if maybe the desktops should be Windows too. Bad move, Apple.
Apple's first scam i know of.
Apple's near half-century-long abusive relationship with all things enterprise reaches it's Kafkaesque culmination in the absolute absurdity that is macOS Server. There is no server here, only profile management for managed devices, the horrific implementation of which is among the worst management apps ever inflicted on any company's exhausted, dead-eyed customers since history's first scam was carved into tree bark. macOS Server is the public face of that part of Apple which stands on the sidewalk in front of an urban supermarket wearing a tinfoil hat and screaming about God and the FBI. Completely unhinged and utterly divorced from reality, this is a thing which evokes such pity and terror that we fall whimpering into an existential abyss where the value of humanity and all its endeavors is exposed as a pathetic charade. Soul destroying. Run, scream, hide.
abusolute trash. there are no File sharing/ netboot dns, its just junk.
This hasn’t been a real server since 10.6. Every version has chipped away at its functionality. Not sure what’s left to cut. What was once a consolidated, cohesive set of functions to operate a small business has dwindled to a degraded facsimilie of its former self. Seek alternatives.