macOS Server

macOS Server

By Apple

  • Category: Utilities
  • Release Date: 2014-10-16
  • Current Version: 5.8
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 83.77 MB
  • Developer: Apple
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 10.14.4 or later.
  • App Ratings:
    2/5 ( 689 Reviews)
  • Price:
macOS Server App Ratings: 2
Total 689 Reviews

macOS Server App Description

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.


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macOS Server App Reviews

  • This was once Heaven

    By Datsunzcr
    After years of dealing with Windows Servers, this software came out. It was AWESOME! Everything that a small business needed in one little place. Everything basically worked and worked well... and then you BROKE IT. I bought a mac mini with this software installed on PURPOSE! Apple - you have distroyed the Magic that is Apple... clean easy and works forever. Steve Jobs is sobbing... You sold out to the OPEN SOURCE people... just bring this back. I have lost a 10 year wiki, my VPN, my iCal, my internal mail... all of it. Because you want to center your energy on an iPhone. BRING BACK SERVER>>> NOW!!!
  • Not going past version 5.6.1

    By Interrogationis
    I purchased macOS Server in Dec 2016 and used it to serve web pages and for content caching. I would occasionally update macOS for improved security but that almost always required a new version of the Server app. Now the Server app has lost too many important features for no apparent reason. I liked the Stats graph of Content Caching that was in a previous version of the Server app. Content Caching has been moved to macOS Sharing and the Stats graph of Content Caching has been removed the Server app. It should have been fairly easy to maintain the Stats graph of Content Caching. I’m using macOS High Sierra with macOS Server version 5.6.1 and web serving is still working along with Adaptive Firewall. Speaking of Adaptive Firewall, what will happen to the command line tool afctl which is embedded in macOS Server? Is afctl still there in later versions of macOS Server? At this point I am afraid to upgrade my server past macOS High Sierra and macOS Server 5.6.1.
  • a piece of cheese

    By Vayderr
    It is so sad to see powerful tools and user capabilities that went along with them being stripped away until practically all that's left are a red yellow and green button in upper left. Even though this is never been a mainstream piece of gear for a lot of users I got a lot of mileage out of it and held out with the former version as long as I could but Apple clearly sought to break functionality and stop providing these advanced features to their user base. It's a complete betrayal. (check some specs from 2012-2014 macs, that was the heyday) We used anticipate new Macs and their features because it was a given they would be beneficial, unique, and elegantly delivered. Those days are never to return. My recent purchases of almost all new Mac gear was ludicrously expensive, and a few months later I must say, pervasively underwhelming. It almost feels bad to write something like this but it's just honesty. On the upside, says up top there a 4 year-old can use it now, so that's good.
  • anyone at apple listening anymore?

    By Booboyben13
    I have been using server for about 5 years now, when I started it used to be feature rich…. now its useless. shape up apple!
  • Misleading name at best

    By P_Steezy
    This app offers an extremely limited definition of what a general server may do. Apple slowly began boxing up it's feeble small to medium business offerings years ago. It was frustrating enough that they down sized the Server OS to a $20 app with no support but after v. 5.6 of this sw they completely gutted it. You will not be able to serve email, web or wiki, DNS, files, firewall, etc.. to name a few, with this product. It offers Profile Manager which is generally used for controlling large numbers of computers in a education, lab, or business setting as I understand it. It also offers basic Account control and Open Directory services and Xsan. Thats it. It's essentially a widget that ought to come with their Apple Deployment Programs. It's been disheartening to watch Apple get farther and farther from the things that made me like this company so much and want to use their products in different settings.
  • Premium Prodcuts with terrible managment solution

    By DrKulin
    The only reason I am giving 2 stars instead of one is becasue there have been slight improvments to profile manager. Still a long way to go... 1. sorting devices and information in web gui for profile manager needs to improve. 2. pushing apps that are not from app store 3. erase and restore macOS

    By Kerwin #1
    This is Not a server app. Profile manager is not something that is being served. It is managing devices, not serving them anything. Apple has ruined everything about this application that made it worth purchasing. If ANY Mac gets an OS upgrade, You are no longer able to work with or manage the Server it is running on. Updating this app destroys all server management and leaves you with an app that is useless for the majority of people who purchased it in the first place.
  • Far better than anything microsoft

    By dsadasDasdaSDasd
    When I see people writing reviews like, "Not recomended for live business use" I have to ask what their motivation is. This is the best presenation and desktop layout software I have used. The quality is far above reproach. I think the negativity about this product is related to the lack of user knoweldge "ID10T"! Just saying.
  • Disappointed

    By Don Kosak
    MacOS Server used to be a fantastic solution to small business Mail, Calendar, Contact, VPN and DNS services. It was easy to setup and administer. Now all of these services are "depreciated", and the doccumentation suggests replacing MacOS Server's push email with "Dovecot Open Source IMAP" mail etc. At this point it's hard to find a reason to suggest Mac for any server function when all of the Apple suggested "replacement" services are native to Linux and easier to host on a Linux VM in the cloud...
  • Why is this still here?

    By JohnCifonelli
    Formerly used this for my small business. Now completely useless. Why is Apple wasting my time by offering an "update"?? So Apple has $200 Billion dollars in cash but they can't spend $1.95 to maintain a fair, not great, admin tool for their small business customers?? At least we know where we stand with management.