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    Quote Originally Posted by Rozzer View Post
    I maybe wrong here but if people have a VMware virtual environment I think you can run a mac server virtually now. You don't really need a high spec machine for policy enforcement.

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    You can indeed put it in VMWare, however you have to run VMWare on top of Apple hardware for it to be legal...

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    Quote Originally Posted by localzuk View Post
    You can indeed put it in VMWare, however you have to run VMWare on top of Apple hardware for it to be legal...
    Thats a shame Lets be honest Apple won't be changing that any time soon!

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    I didnt know vmware supported mac, we looked a parrallels server for mac, but was put off by the price.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ste1988 View Post
    I didnt know vmware supported mac, we looked a parrallels server for mac, but was put off by the price.
    You can get a bare metal vm solution for mac servers with Parallels and Vmware.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ste1988 View Post
    I didnt know vmware supported mac, we looked a parrallels server for mac, but was put off by the price.
    There's a slight catch with virtualising OS X server - ESXi only works on the XServer 3.1... Or at least did at the announcement when ESXi 5 came out. The issue being that Apple EOL'd that...

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    Quote Originally Posted by localzuk View Post
    There's a slight catch with virtualising OS X server - ESXi only works on the XServer 3.1... Or at least did at the announcement when ESXi 5 came out. The issue being that Apple EOL'd that...
    Does it not work with the Mac Pro model? Such a shame they discontinued the xServe. I have one of the last models in my server room and not looking forward to replacing it!

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    Yes you can virtualize Mac Server now, just not Mac clients. Never tried it but have read about it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rozzer View Post
    Does it not work with the Mac Pro model? Such a shame they discontinued the xServe. I have one of the last models in my server room and not looking forward to replacing it!
    According to VMWare's hardware compatibility site, no. Only the XServe 3.1 is supported still.

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    With thanks to @Rozzer I have managed to bind the iMac to our domain so that you can now login with an AD username but it will not pick their home paths properly.

    Our home paths are set up \\servername\staffdata\"username"

    But if someone logs in it will only pick up their documents that are within a folder called documents within their home folder e.g.

    \\servername\staffdata\"username"\documents

    Is there any way to change where documents in finder directs to?

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    When you are logged in just a test go to Go at the top menu within finder and click go to home. You should see the whole user area.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mdench View Post
    i want a mac server fighting the network manager to get one as we have 40ish macs joining us at the begining of the summer
    Apologies for going OT but this sort of thing really bugs me. We had an ICT Teacher on interview last week and they mentioned that their network manager refused to touch any Macs, meaning that she had to set up her own network for the Macs - as a teacher. Now, any network manager is there to support the network, not just MS OS. A Mac, Linux box, whatever is just a computer when it comes down to it.

    You wouldn't get teachers refusing to teach certain children because they speak with a northern accent instead of a London accent. Bad analogy but you get the idea.

    /grumble

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    Quote Originally Posted by iSteve View Post
    Apologies for going OT but this sort of thing really bugs me. We had an ICT Teacher on interview last week and they mentioned that their network manager refused to touch any Macs, meaning that she had to set up her own network for the Macs - as a teacher. Now, any network manager is there to support the network, not just MS OS. A Mac, Linux box, whatever is just a computer when it comes down to it.

    You wouldn't get teachers refusing to teach certain children because they speak with a northern accent instead of a London accent. Bad analogy but you get the idea.

    /grumble
    I was actually one of the people the OP is talking about(having left last month) that was not keen on the uptake of them. Partly for the fact i don't like apple but the main reason was the justification in why they wanted them. The main one was "Well xxx college has just got an entire suite".

    Well that great for XX college but unless you can give me the justification to spend 4x the amount a windows desktop would cost then they where not having them. Soon enough the properly researched what they wanted to do and came back with a plan as to what they wanted to use them for and they got there 7 or so Imacs and a Mac Pro.

    Are you able to run apple server as a VM? Or do apple frown apon this?

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    you can run as a vm so long as its on apple branded hardware i believe....

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    Quote Originally Posted by mdench View Post
    you can run as a vm so long as its on apple branded hardware i believe....
    This was discussed earlier. VMWare ESXi supports OS X Server, but only on XServe 3.1.

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    cheers for all the help so far I have managed to bind the machines and get them to display the user areas properly. Is it possible to set up different profiles types? E.g a profile for students with limited access and then another for staff with access to system settings etc?

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