OS X Mountain Lion Server

The Server for everyone


The new OS X Server brings even more power to your business, home office or school. It’s remarkably easy to install, set up and manage. And it’s as intuitive as everything else on your Mac.


File Sharing


Now anyone in your group can share folders, exchange files and access documents on a Mac, iPad or PC. Because OS X Server supports both UNIX permissions and access control lists (ACLs), you have more control over who shares what. With file-sharing connection monitoring, you can see who’s accessing your server, who’s connected and for how long. And intelligent Spotlight searching helps users find content on the server quickly and easily.


Calendars, Contacts & Mail Servers


Calendar Server makes sure everyone knows where to be and when to be there. Everyone can share calendars, schedule meetings, book conference rooms and coordinate events. Contacts Server makes it easy to share contacts and keep them in sync on the Mac, iPad and iPhone. Mail Server in OS X Server works with email clients on the Mac, iPad, iPhone and PC. It supports push notifications for immediately notifying users when new mail messages arrive. With built-in virus detection and junk mail filtering, unwanted mail doesn’t come close.


Profile Manager 2


Profile Manager simplifies deploying, configuring and managing them all. It’s one place where you control everything: you can create profiles to set up user accounts for mail, calendar, contacts and messages; configure system settings; enforce restrictions; set PIN and password policies; and more. Because it’s integrated with the Apple Push Notification service, Profile Manager can send out updated configurations over the air, automatically. And it includes web-based administration, so you can manage your server from any modern web browser. Profile Manager even gives users access to a self-service web portal where they can download and install new configuration profiles, as well as clear passcodes and remotely lock or wipe their Mac, iPhone or iPad if it’s lost or stolen.

VPN Server


Virtual private network (VPN) access enables your offsite users to securely connect to your network and its services, while preventing access by unauthorised individuals. OS X Server includes VPN on demand, which allows every Mac to establish a secure authenticated connection automatically. VPN Server supports L2TP/IPSec and PPTP tunnelling protocols to provide encryption and remote network access for your Mac computers, iOS devices and Windows PCs.