Install OS X Server

Installing Mavericks Server is about as easy as installing Keynote. First, open the Mac App Store and search for OS X Server. Then, click the button to buy the software, or if you’ve already purchased the software click on the Install button.

Screen Shot 2013-11-05 at 2.50.39 PMThe Server app downloads to your /Applications directory which you can watch happen by watching the status in LaunchPad.

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Once the download is finished, click on the Server app in LaunchPad or open the Server app to start the initial configuration wizard.

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When you first click on the Server app, you will be prompted to setup your server. Click Continue.

Screen Shot 2013-11-05 at 3.02.26 PMAgree to the licensing agreement by clicking Agree.

Screen Shot 2013-11-05 at 3.04.07 PMAuthenticate with an administrative password if prompted.

Screen Shot 2013-11-05 at 3.04.52 PMServices are prepared. Be patient, there are literally big physical cog wheels turning in your computers head right about now.

Screen Shot 2013-11-05 at 3.05.41 PMThe Server Tutorials screen opens. Read them all or you can’t use the server. Actually, you can just close this screen, although they’re well done and you should read them.

Screen Shot 2013-11-05 at 3.06.59 PMOnce you close the screen, you’ll be in the app and your server install is complete. Well, kinda’. In articles on services I go into fixing host names and the such. But if this is a pretty basic server you’re all done.

Note: Now, before you make fun of how simple this is, note that there’s an item on an outline and this article is completing one of the items in my outline. Thank you for your judgement. -the mgmt

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