Apple Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard Server - 10 Clients
Mac OS X Server v10.5 Leopard, the latest release of Apple's UNIX server operating system, makes it easy for small businesses, workgroups, and enterprises to take full advantage of the benefits of a server. With Mac OS X Server, users can effortlessly share files, schedule meetings and events, exchange instant messages, send and receive mail on the Internet, access the organization's network remotely, publish podcasts, and host websites, wikis, and blogs.
Setup and Administration. No IT department required.
If you think it takes a dedicated IT department to deploy and use a server, think again. Leopard Server is designed so you can easily set up and manage servers.
- Keeping it simple - Leopard Server builds on Apple's legendary ease of use with new Server Assistant and Server Preferences features that allow even nontechnical users to set up and manage a server in just a few clicks.
- Status reports - To help you keep an eye on things, a new Server Status Dashboard widget provides an easy and instantaneous way to monitor your server.
- The end of manual labor - Adding clients to the network is now a quick and easy process. Just plug the new Mac into the network and launch the Directory Utility application.
- Server Admin for advanced IT Services - Advanced IT administrators can use Server Admin to set up, manage, and monitor advanced services.
iCal Server. Now taking appointments.
Introducing iCal Server, the first calendar server for Mac OS X Server. Now it's easy to share calendars, schedule meetings, and coordinate events within a workgroup, a small business, or a large corporation. Built on open standard protocols, iCal Server integrates with leading calendaring programs. And unlike other calendaring solutions, iCal Server doesn't impose a per-user license, so you don't have to pay for additional licenses as your business grows.
- An easy schedule - Does it sometimes seem like scheduling a meeting is harder than actually getting through the meeting? Using iCal Server, colleagues can propose and set up meetings, book conference rooms, and more, quickly and easily. iCal Server is a full-featured, standards-based calendaring solution designed to make your life easier.
- Works well with others - iCal Server uses open calendaring protocols for integrating with leading calendar programs, including iCal 3 in Leopard, and popular CalDAV clients from Mozilla, Open Source Application Foundation, and others. These open standard protocols include CalDAV -- a set of extensions to WebDAV -- and interchange formats such as iCalendar, iMIP, and iTIP.
Wiki Server. Collaboration for teams.
Mac OS X Server makes it easy for groups to collaborate and communicate through their own wiki-powered intranet website complete with group calendar, blog, and mailing list. Users can create and edit wiki pages, tag and cross-reference material, upload files and images, add comments, and search content with point-and-click ease.
- Communication is key - Whether it's a small business or a workgroup inside a large corporation, all members need access to the same materials in order to work effectively. Wikis assist users in the clear exchange of information, eliminating confusion and ensuring that all members of a project have access to the resources they need.
- Customized web workspace - Wikis allow you to create custom, project-specific websites. Select from 20 built-in themes with different colors, fonts, and layout styles.
Podcast Producer. Less work, more play.
Podcast Producer is a complete, end-to-end solution for encoding, publishing, and distributing high-quality podcasts. Ideal for employee training, university lectures, presentations -- or whatever audio or video podcasts your organization requires -- Podcast Producer simplifies the process of recording content, encoding, and publishing podcasts for playback in iTunes and on iPod, iPhone, and Apple TV.
- Start and stop - A podcast starts with the new Podcast Capture application in Leopard. This innovative tool makes it easy for users to capture high-quality audio and video from local and remote cameras, record screen captures, and upload existing content into Podcast Producer for encoding and distribution.
- It's automatic - Once recording is completed, the file is automatically uploaded to Podcast Producer for processing. Podcast Producer leverages the power of QuickTime to encode content into standard formats such as H.264 and MPEG-4.
Spotlight Server. Stop searching, start finding.
Tired of looking for the proverbial needle in a haystack? It's now easier than ever to find content on network servers. Spotlight Server lets you search for documents, files, and other content stored on your server -- quickly and easily.
- Find it fast - Spotlight Server provides an instant way to find content on servers in your network. Designed for workgroups with shared documents, projects, and files, this new feature delivers lightning-fast search results for content stored on the server.
- Advanced searches - With richer Spotlight vocabulary in Mac OS X Leopard, now your searches can be even more exact. New options include Boolean logic, quoted phrase searching, category labels, and range support.
- Put your best assets forward - Finding your digital assets no longer needs to be a complex and expensive proposition. By combining the power of Spotlight Server with Cover Flow and Quick Look in Leopard, your users have a straightforward way to scan through thousands of files and preview items in Spotlight search results without even opening them.
iChat Server. Instant messaging for your organization.
iChat Server brings the collaborative power of instant messaging to your organization. Now your workgroups can choose any number of ways to communicate among themselves or with others outside the group. They can transfer files securely, share a persistent chat room, conduct an audio conference, or -- with the new iChat Theater feature in Mac OS X Leopard -- even broadcast a presentation, movie, or photo slideshow to other iChat users.
- Your own private IM server - iChat Server provides secure instant messaging for users on the network and can integrate with your organization's directory service for user account information.
- Industry-standard - iChat Server is based on Jabber, the industry-standard IM protocol also known as XMPP. This enables support for Mac computers using iChat, as well as for other Jabber clients running on Windows and Linux systems, PDAs, and even cell phones.
- Persistent chat rooms - With iChat in Mac OS X Leopard, users can request iChat Server to create and host a persistent chat room.
- Store and forward - Thanks to new store-and-forward functionality in iChat Server, users can send messages to people who are offline, combining the advantages of IM with the advantages of email.
- Federation - Chat Server federates with other iChat Server systems and XMPP-compliant systems, such as Google Talk, using the server-to-server capabilities of the XMPP protocol. This allows users on iChat Server to exchange secure IMs with users on another network as long as both servers are accessible via the Internet.
File Sharing. Share and share alike.
Mac OS X Server is the easiest and most cost-effective way to share files between Macs and PCs, locally or over the Internet.
- Sharing made easy - It's easy to share hard drives or individual folders and assign custom access permissions with Mac OS X Server.
- Time Machine backup - The new Time Machine feature in Mac OS X Leopard enables users to go back in time and revisit their Mac as it appeared on a given day. By making a copy of everything on the system -- digital photos, music, movies, TV shows, and documents -- Time Machine makes it easy for users to recover their data and undo their mistakes.
Mail Services. Postmaster to the world.
Mail services in Mac OS X Server are based entirely on open standards, providing compatibility with your existing network infrastructure -- as well as with email clients on the Mac, PC, and even iPhone. And because there are no per-user licensing fees, you can add mail accounts without draining your software licensing budget.
- Inbox, Outbox - The ideal solution for small businesses or companies without an existing mail server, Mac OS X Server allows you to bring email in-house, using your own domain name rather than relying on an ISP to host your email.
- Junk mail filtering - Mac OS X Server includes a powerful junk mail filter that analyzes the text of each email and assigns it a probability rating for being junk mail -- and then marks the mail as potential junk.
- Virus detection and quarantine - Email is the primary mechanism viruses use to spread and propagate from one computer to another.
- Mailing lists - Mac OS X Server makes it easy for people to communicate using group mailing lists. Any group on the server can be assigned its own mailing list by an administrator using Server Preferences, or users can create their own group mailing lists using the new Directory application in Mac OS X Leopard.
- Secure email - With SSL/TLS encryption for SMTP, POP, and IMAP, Mac OS X Server can encrypt the data sent between the server and the mail client. This allows secure and confidential transport of mail messages and attachments within a network, and it's ideal for providing secure over-the-air email access for iPhone users.
Web Hosting. Deploy anything from Apache to Zope.
You don't need to be an experienced webmaster to host your own home page, website, or Web 2.0 application with Mac OS X Server. With its intuitive administrative interface, you can immediately start up a static website or deploy even the most sophisticated of sites.
- Powered by Apache - Included in Mac OS X Server is Apache, the most widely used HTTP server on the Internet. Apache is preconfigured with default settings, so deployment is as simple as starting the Web service.
- Deploy the Web 2.0 - Everything you need to develop, deploy, and host reliable Web 2.0 applications is included. Mac OS X Server ships with a full complement of server applications and frameworks including Apache 2, Ruby on Rails, Tomcat 5, and WebObjects 5.4.
- Hosting multiple websites - Support for virtual hosting in Mac OS X Server allows you host multiple websites on a single server. Using Server Admin, you can configure each website on your server to have a different domain name (using virtual domains) and even a different IP address.
- Be dynamic - Apache is extremely flexible, so you can add dynamic content for a more interactive Internet solution. Dynamic content enables you to host stores, auctions, shared calendars, portal systems, polls, and other database-driven services.
- Secure web services - Mac OS X Server integrates OpenSSL with the Apache web server, providing support for strong 128-bit encryption and public key infrastructure (PKI) authentication using X.509 digital certificates.
Client Management. Command and Control.
Mac OS X Server provides advanced tools for centralized management of users, groups, and computers in your organization.
- Centralized management - Workgroup Manager simplifies system administration by providing centralized directory-based management of users, groups, and computers across your organization.
- Software update server - By deploying a software update server, administrators can control how and when client computers download software, enabling access to approved software updates only. As the administrator, you now have time to evaluate and test software updates before deploying them throughout your organization.
- Starting up with NetBoot - The NetBoot service in Mac OS X Server enables multiple Mac systems to boot from a single server-based disk image, instead of from their internal hard drive. This allows you to create a standard configuration and use it on all of the desktop systems in a department or classroom -- or host multiple images customized for different workgroups.
- Software installations with NetInstall - NetInstall gives administrators control over the software installed in their organizations. Perfect for upgrading all your Mac clients to a standard or customized installation of Mac OS X v10.5 Leopard, NetInstall provides an easy method for standardized deployment.
- System imaging - The new System Image Utility leverages the power of Automator, giving you an intuitive interface for creating NetBoot and NetInstall disk images.
Networking and VPN. To protect and to serve.
With Leopard Server, you don't need to be a networking expert to set up a bulletproof server for your organization. With Server Assistant and Server Preferences you can easily configure it -- safely and securely -- just the way you want.
- Built-in firewall - A firewall is built into Mac OS X Server, making it easy to block unwanted communications to your server. With just a few clicks you can prevent connections outside your network from accessing your server and its services.
- Secure private network access - Virtual private network (VPN) access enables your users to take advantage of network services while they're offsite and simultaneously prevent access by unauthorized individuals. Leopard Server supports standards-based L2TP/IPSec and PPTP tunneling protocols to provide encrypted VPN connections for Mac and Windows systems -- and even Apple's iPhone.
- Gateway to the world - Mac OS X Server takes the complexity out of configuring Internet settings. If you are using an AirPort Extreme Base Station (802.11n) as an Internet router, Mac OS X Server can automatically configure AirPort Extreme to make services such as iChat, Mail, Web, and VPN accessible on the Internet.
Specifications / System Requirements
|Package Type||Retail Boxed Package|
|License Type||Complete Package|
|License Quantity||10 Clients|
|Min CPU||Intel, PowerPC G5, or PowerPC G4 (867MHz or faster) processor|
|Min HDD||20 GB|
|Min RAM||1 GB|
|Peripheral Devices||CD- or DVD-ROM drive; mouse & keyboard|
- Mac server or desktop computer with an Intel, PowerPC G5, or PowerPC G4 (867MHz or faster) processor
- 1GB of RAM
- 20 GB of available disk space
Product information, specifications, and compatibility are for advisory purposes only, and is the buyers full responsibility to verify with the manufacturer prior to ordering.