Mac Server Configuration

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Tech Help Direct are IT experts at Mac Server configuration and maintenance for businesses across the Gold Coast, Brisbane and all of Australia if required. We can customise all business networks to interface with Mac Server services, remote access and Mac-based databasing programs like Genie Solutions Practice Management in the Medical industry.

How can we help with Mac Server configuration?

Mac OS Server brings even more power to your business, organisation or school. It’s remarkably easy to install, configure and manage. Tech Help Direct are trained and certified by Apple to install configure and maintain all services encompassing Mac OS Server. We offer professional onsite support for Mac Server configuration on the Gold Coast and Brisbane, but also offer remote support to clients anywhere in Australia.

What is it and how does it work?

MacOS Server offers simple, yet powerful services including File Sharing, Software Update Caching and Profile Manager. This might sound like jargon but continue reading to learn what these services can do and how they can assist with your business. Furthermore, we know the perfect storage solutions, backup systems and configuration methods to help your MacOS Server perform at its best.

Caching Server

Caching server is an incredibly simple update storing service that Mac OS X Server offers. Once enabled, the caching server stores (or caches) Apple software updates and applications that are downloaded via the Mac or iOS App Store from all devices on the same network as the caching server. This becomes very useful when there are hundreds of devices on a network that have to install the same update of software. Rather than downloading the software from the internet hundreds of times, one device device downloads a copy and the rest of the devices simply access the local server to download on there device. This way, it is very fast and efficient for iOS deployments of apps and large scale updates on Mac computers. It is very common for IT departments to use Mac OS X Server for this feature alone.

Profile Manager

Profile Manager on Mac OS X Server is Apple’s own mobile device management (MDM) software. If you run a business where your employees have multiple Mac and iOS devices, Mac OS X Server Profile Manager provides a great solution for you to manage configuration settings and track device inventory. The profile manager service allows you to quickly configure large numbers of devices with pre-established settings, apps and books for your system requirements. These settings can be pushed to the devices without interaction or accessed by the user to install settings of their choice. It provides you with a vast array of variables, which we can configure depending on the needs for your business. The below example shows how you can customise restrictions to be directly deployed to an iOS device like an iPhone.

File Sharing

Whether your business has a mixture of Mac, Windows or iOS devices, file sharing on Mac OS X Server is incredibly powerful yet simple to manage. File sharing (alongside Open Directory) allows you to configure the level of access permissions that network users have to a certain folder or file. More importantly, your employees will have a central location to collaborate on your business files. File sharing can also be setup so that these files can be accesses by your employees outside of the office if they are onsite with a client or just working from home. The two most important aspects of File Sharing on Mac OS X server is planning and the configuration of the accounts. Our experts at Tech Help Direct will work with you through the planning stage of your file sharing and also the configuration of what access your users require. More further insight, please take a look at our Business File Sharing.