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Apple Software MAC OS X SERVER v10.4 DOC SET (M9778Z/A )

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The fifth major release of Apple’s award-winning server operating system, Mac OS X Server version 10.4 “Tiger” offers more than 200 new features.
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  • Manufacturer Part #: M9778Z/A  
  • UPC: 718908101032 
  • Platform: Macintosh 


Manage Macintosh and Windows workgroups. Set up cross-platform network services. Enable secure and efficient collaboration. Host dynamic web sites, stream media and run enterprise applications. Mac OS X Server melds the most popular technologies from the open source community with the latest version of BSD. And with Server Admin and Workgroup Manager, Apples revolutionary administrative tools, its easy to deploy these powerful standards-based services throughout your organization.

Whats New in Tiger Server?
Important enhancements include 64-bit application support, access control lists (ACLs), portable home directories and all-new services like iChat Server, Weblog Server and Software Update Server. Mac OS X Server v10.4 “Tiger” brings even more Apple ease-of-use to server operations, with a Gateway Setup Assistant that lets small operations configure a secure network and innovative Xgrid software that helps scientists and researchers configure superpowered computational clusters.

New Core Technologies

64-bit Application Support
Mac OS X Server v10.4 delivers 64-bit memory addressing without compromising performance and support for 32-bit applications. 64-bit memory addressing lets you run processes that require more than 4GB of memory — ideal for high-performance server applications, computational engines and other command-line applications. For easy portability from other 64-bit UNIX-based systems, Mac OS X Server v10.4 supports the LP64 data model.

Access Control Lists (ACLs)
New support for access control lists (ACLs) provides flexible file system permissions that are fully compatible with the native file permissions of Windows 2003 and Windows XP — a capability unprecedented on any UNIX- or Linux-based platform. ACLs give administrators fine-grained control over server settings and permissions, protecting applications and data from unauthorized use and modification. In addition, all user-based services in Tiger Server support service access control lists (SACLs) — so its easy to specify which users and groups may access different services.

Certificate Management
The Server Admin application in Mac OS X Server v10.4 includes a new certificate management interface. It lists all certificates in one location, identifying the certificate authority, date of validation, and date of expiration. For each service that uses certificates, Server Admin displays a list of available certificates, making it easy to select and manage all of your servers certificates.

Ethernet Link Aggregation
Also known as IEEE 802.3ad, Ethernet link aggregation ensures faster and more reliable network performance by configuring multiple network interfaces to behave as a single interface — with the same Ethernet address, the same IP address and the same host name. Ethernet link aggregation works on Xserve G5 or on systems with third-party Ethernet cards that support the IEEE 802.3ad standard.

iChat Server
To ensure secure instant messaging in your organization, Tiger Server enables you to host a private iChat Server that integrates with your existing directory services for user accounts and authentication. iChat Server uses the XMPP protocol popularized by the open-source Jabber project and SSL/TLS encryption to protect internal communications. And because its based on open standards, iChat Server works with Tigers iChat AV and with popular Jabber clients on Windows, Linux and PDAs.

Software Update Server
With the Software Update Server, you can decide when your users receive updates, allowing you to evaluate Apple software updates before installation. You can also save on network costs by downloading Apple software updates just once — instead of multiple individual downloads — and caching updates on your server until youre ready to distribute them.

Weblog Server
Now non-technical users in your organization can publish web content without any special software. Calendar-based navigation and customizable themes make it easy for users and groups to publish journals, share project information and post entries right from their existing web browser. And since Weblog Server is based on XML, they can syndicate content using RSS in Safari or using weblog clients that support XML-RPC or the ATOM API.

Portable Home Directories
PowerBook and iBook users can now enjoy synchronized versions of home directory folders locally and on the network. When a user goes offline, her home directory goes with her, so she can continue to work just as she would back at the office. When she reconnects to the network, Mac OS X automatically syncs up selected content — such as documents, desktop items, music and pictures — in her local home directory with the one on the server.

Xgrid 1.0
Mac OS X v10.4 is the first operating system to build a distributed computing architecture into both desktop and server operating systems. With Xgrid on Mac OS X Server, you can turn an ad hoc group of Mac systems into a low-cost supercomputer. By streamlining the process of assembling nodes, submitting jobs and retrieving results, Xgrid makes it easy for scientists, animators and digital content creators to run a single, very large project across multiple computers at once — dramatically improving performance and responsiveness.

Additional Enhancements
Gateway Setup Assistant
Perfect for small offices and home offices, the new Gateway Setup Assistant enables you to set up complex services in just a few clicks. Simply connect a network cable from your server to your DSL or cable modem and another cable from your network to your server. Run the Gateway Setup Utility to automatically configure the server as a router, configure DHCP and VPN address ranges, enable DHCP and NAT, configure firewall rules and enable DNS caching.

Improved Email Services
Mac OS X Server v10.4 continues the evolution of Postfix email services with support for virtual hosts and flexible quotas. In addition, adaptive junk-mail filtering using Spam Assassin and virus detection and quarantine using ClamAV help protect mail server clients from viruses and unwanted email.

Site-to-site VPN
Extend your private network using IP tunneling with IPSec encryption. Built-in VPN services are compatible with DSL and cable Internet services.

Open Directory
Updates to Open Directory include integrated NT Domain services, Active Directory member support, LDAP schema replication and authenticated directory binding, as well as improved scalability for supporting up to 200,000 users.

Managed Network Browsing
Use Workgroup Manager to administer virtual network views, allowing you to control how the Network is organized in the Finder and how your users view it.

NT Migration Tool
Easily migrate aging Windows networks to Mac OS X Server. The built-in migration tool sets Mac OS X Server as the new Primary Domain Controller.

IPP Printer Sharing
Mac OS X Server v10.4 features complete adoption of CUPS and IPP for print sharing.

QuickTime Streaming Server
Mac OS X Server v10.4 delivers H.264 streaming, increased performance for HD Streaming and the latest 3GPP standards — and features an improved QTSS Publisher 2 that works with Tigers new Automator.

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