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:
• 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
• 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
• 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.
• Export a pre-defined set of device information values for specified devices using a new command line tool, exportDeviceInfo
• Skip TrueTone pane in Setup Assistant
• Configure new restrictions: screen shot and remote screen observation
• Configure Exchange Web Services authentication certificate
• Configure Apple Remote Desktop access
• Configure managed classes on student Macs
• Enable or disable Voice and Data Roaming and Personal Hotspot
• Configure new restrictions: Personal Hotspot modification (supervised only), disable server-side Siri logging
• Display phone number, ICCID and IMEI details of enrolled Dual SIM devices
macOS and iOS
• Configure Certificate Transparency payload
• Configure Managed Software Updates
Ratings and Reviews
BEWARE: MANY FEATURES TO BE AXED IN FALL 2018 ACCORDING TO APPLE!
I bought it and then got a refund immediately.. I bought it to handle DHCP/BOOTP/NETBOOT convveniently. After getting it, I stumbled into an Apple document that says they’re going to axe most of the features in 2018, with a table showing feature-by-feature and what the alternative was. For DHCP they recommend people use macOS native bootpd. For other services they recommended opensource, and other things.
No reason to invest in this as a solution if the features are gone in 6 months but the free alternatives are available now (even if they are a bit less convenient).
Another thing that I found really weird is that it offers a wiki service, but in order to enable it, it tells you that you have to let it store your password with weaker security. I mean what kind of option is that? Wow. They should either figure out a way to keep the security standard or not offer the feature!
Finally, I could not authorize to connect to my Airport Router through Server. I thought I must have changed the password previously so reset the password. But it was the same password that I reset it to as my clients kept working even after I disconnected and re-connected to my WiFi router, but I still couldn’t access it from Server.
My Dream turned into a nightmare...
In the beginning, April 2017, I bought my MacBook Pro to standardize around the Apple platform. This was my dream. It became the center of the management of my iOS devices . I bought MacOS Server and began my plan structure to manage my email, VPN System and local website access to my personal media on my network using the Apple ecosystem for my family.
Earlier this year, Apple announced MacOS Server’s End Of Life (in all the ways of value that I need). This turned my dream into a nightmare. There is no real value in this product now and Apple has crushed Power Users and real Small Business structures for an easy social colobratives software platform solution. My Household has 23 Apple devices (20 in regular use) and I had planned for more but for what reason now?! I'm extremely disappointed.
Apple, are you going to provide a new solution to the people who have really had your back or are you just in it for profit and polished show? Don't misunderstand my question, I want to know if the original MacOS Server features will be back and implemented somewhere else? I’d gladly pay for the features to be included or as options in the ecosystem. For all its worth, MacOS Server isn’t perfect but it was what we have or had. I hope your answer is not crickets.
Not Recommended For Live Business Use
On the surface this seems to be a great buy. It provides a GUI front-end to many of the open source underpinnings already found on your Mac OS.
However, the problems I have experienced over the last 4 years is that the updates sometimes break functionality, take away features, or make previous implementations unfeasible. This has led to catastrophies for our organization. Examples in the past, that have required Apple enterprise support have been: disruption of email for days, email logs no longer available (intentionally by Development), firewall troubleshooting because an update broke connectivity, anti-virus & junkmail filters failing to update, etc.
If you base your services offered by this product, beware, because it seems as if Apple may not do much vetting in business environments - or they have a hard time ensuring all the open source components are compatible with their OS. Because the features change so much, documentation is often sketchy & outdated. These are big problems that can sometimes requires hours, or even days of troubleshooting & re-configuration, to get this app working after a patch. Please put that troubleshooting time into your cost analysis when you buy a $20 server.
- Apple Inc.
- 87.8 MB
macOS 10.14.4 or later
English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © 2019 Apple Inc.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.