Managing Directory Services
In Chapter 2, we looked at setting up a basic server to be used as, let’s face it, a glorified NAS unit. But the power of Mac OS X Server is that it can grow past being a single box hosting a variety of services. By attaching it to a directory system, you can have Mail services hosted on one server and a fileserver on another, while sharing a unified directory of users and passwords hosted on a third. This division of tasks gives flexibility to your overall network infrastructure by minimizing downtime of services (now you can reboot your mail server without having to disconnect users from the fileserver), and thus increasing performance.
KeywordsDirectory Service Server Preference Server Admin Home Directory Client Computer
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