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How to set up the Calendar Service in macOS Sierra Server

macOS Sierra's Calendar support has robust features that may suit your needs.

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Turn up the Time Machine service in macOS Server

The macOS Server app can back up all the Macs in your home, small office, or your enterprise environment.

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How to set up macOS Server’s VPN service

If you have Apple’s Server app, you have access to an excellent VPN server that’s simple to set up and easy to use.

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Why 'Transfer Purchases' doesn't copy apps to iTunes when backing up your iPhone

Apple made a change to how your iOS apps are downloaded to your iTunes library. It can affect how you back up your device.

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The difference between backing up an iPhone to iCloud and iTunes

How to back up your iPhone or iPad so you'll have the easiest time restoring.

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Starting up using a Network Home and a NetBoot Image

The final chapter in our NetInstall turtorial.

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Setting up NetBoot with Network Home Folders

How to use the NetBoot service with network Home Folders and Open Directory user accounts.

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How to use dictation on your Mac

Instead of pointing, clicking, and typing, you can use your voice for input on your Mac.

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Customizing a NetBoot image

The latest in our series on using the NetInstall service in OS X Server.


QuickBooks Self-Employed: A much-improved business finance app

Self-employed users can use this app to track income and expenses.

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Starting up from NetBoot and NetRestore images

Step-by-step instructions on how to use the NetInstall service.

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How to create NetBoot and NetInstall images

The latest in our series on using the NetInstall service.

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Create a disk image for NetBoot and NetRestore

The next installment in our series on mastering the NetInstall Service for OS X Server.

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Fire up the NetInstall Service

How to configure the NetInstall Service and start it up.

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How to create your first NetInstall Image

Before you can turn the NetInstall service on you need to create a network disk image to boot from. Here's how to do it.