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.
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.
Not worth a dime since Apple left me high and dry after removing all the functionality form it. I had a small city using it, plus my own systems. What a disappointment. Apple should be paying you to put it on your computer, not you giving a dime to Apple.
I want a refund now
Was running Server 5.6.3 on High Sierra, but Profile Manager stopped working. Apple Support wasn't helpful, so tried to upgrade. Only OS available for download is Catalina, so I install that. Only Server version that is available is 5.10. I'm now stuck on Catalina and Server 5.10 REFUSES to upgrade the data from 5.6.3. If Apple would just allow users to download older versions, I would have stepped through each to get to current. Now I will be stuck rebuilding these servers this weekend. Again, thanks Apple - realy appreciate this.
Years ago, an Apple Business Specialist convinced me that Apple was the way to go for our business. Now...Server is bare bones, broken, and doesn't do what it used to. Now I either need to switch to PCs for a better managed server environment, and spend a ton of money, or I forgo all the options Server used to bring. This is ridiculous and a terrible way to lead people on.
The AppStore delivery will force obsolesence. You will never be able to get the version of Server you need in order to meet your organization’s SECURITY BASELINE. New APPLE operating systems NEVER MEET SECURITY CRITERIA, but you’ll never be able to download a copy of the server for the older operating systems that do. So that moment when you’re trying to use a known-good and secure bug-free version of this product, you’ll never even be able to get your hands on it because AppStore. This product is completely useless for administrators everywhere. 8 Apple Certifications and 27 years in the industry. I’ve never seen any computer company extend such a large middle finger at the people it’s supposed to support.
This has become complete crap. This use to be a great product but over time Apple has completely dumbed this down. Do not waste your money on this garbage!
The new version removed athe server functionality but if you go on OS X El Capitan and dwnload the older version you can use that as your server and it works real well. kind of sad to see them remove all of the functionality from the app instead of just of just not develop because the old version is still very good and works very well I set up my old MacBook Air as a server with this app and I have had no problems with it.
I was a long time user of theServer when it had services in it like a Web Server, VPN, LDAP etc. and I had bought it then which means I still have a license. Truth is if I could give it zero stars I would. There is litteraly nothing left in it that is of any use.
Now this is a waste of time. This just stopped working, and now i have no more working space.