Mac OS X Server Essentials v10.6: A Guide to Using and Supporting Mac OS X Server v10.6

By Arek Dreyer & Ben Greisler

  • Release Date : 2009-10-21
  • Genre : Network
  • FIle Size : 36.80 MB
Score: 3.5
From 28 Ratings


Mac OS X Server Essentials v10.6: A Guide to Using and Supporting Mac OS X Server v10.6 This is the eBook version of the printed book. If the print book includes a CD-ROM, this content is not included within the eBook version.
The only Apple-certified book on Mac OS X Server v10.6, this comprehensive reference takes support technicians and ardent Mac users deep inside this server operating system, covering everything from networking technologies to service administration, customizing users and groups, command-line service equivalents, and more. Keyed to the learning objectives of the Apple Certified Technical Coordinator certification exam, the lessons in this self-paced volume serve as a perfect supplement to Apple’s own training class and a first-rate primer for computer support personnel who need to support and maintain Mac OS X Server as part of their jobs. Self-quizzes reinforce lessons.

The Apple Training Series serves as both a self-paced learning tool and the official curriculum for the Mac OS X and Mac OS X Server certification programs.


  • Great Introduction to Mac OS X Server and Servers in General!

    By Harvey Yebubbleman
    As far as showing one a basic overview of Mac OS X Server 10.6 goes, this book definitely delivers. It's easy to understand and it is well laid out. Going from not knowing much about servers to this, I was able to learn a lot, but it was still somewhat of a bumpy ride. Similarly, I found that while the concepts taught in this book ARE tested on in the Mac OS X Server Essentials 10.6 exam, this book really only does so much to prepare one for that exam...certainly nowhere near as much as the Support Essentials books do for the corresponding Support Essentials exams. I'm not sure how much of that can be blamed on the book rather than on the exams and on the material covered in the book. To be fair, in Support Essentials, you are being shown how things work and why they don't when they don't, whereas in Server Essentials, you are shown a similar wealth of support knowledge, but it's not as straightforward in terms of developing that kind of support skills and it's all mainly from the standpoint of the three main OS X Server administrative apps (Server Admin, Workgroup Manager, and Server Preferences), which can be hard to digest by comparison. To be fair, none of that is really the fault of the authors; it's just a personal preference. Otherwise, the authors have laid out the material here very well and have made Snow Leopard Server relatively easy to dive into. It clearly doesn't provide EVERYTHING there is to know about Snow Leopard Server, but it does build a solid foundation and show you where to go from there if you are actually interested in knowing more. Even with Lion Server being out, I would still recommend this book to someone wanting to be a Mac OS X Server Admin, as even if you were to use Lion Server, this book will give you a well rounded education on how things were before the major changes, which I'd imagine, would make you only that much better at dealing with and understanding what's in Lion Server to begin with. Again, it's not the most entertaining Mac OS X read, but there are certainly dryer IT reads out there and the two authors really do a great job of making the material at hand digestible. At least as good of a job as can be done.