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MacOS Server app was discontinued

The macOS Server app can no longer be installed via the Apple App Store as of 04/21/2022. Back in 2018, Apple discontinued the full Apple Server and since then released an additional server app that could be loaded with any macOS, at an additional cost. This app is now history.

Since the app had lost more and more functions over the years, it hardly plays a role today. Services like Caching Server, File Sharing Server, or the Time Machine Server are now completely integrated into macOS. However, removing it means losing the Profile Manager as well as Apple's official Open Directory support. As a replacement for the Profile Manager, Apple recommends switching to the mobile-device-management-solution. Open source replacements exist today for most other services.

Here is Apple's official announcement on this.

The previous server page on Apple can still be reached:



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Printed on: June 21, 2024 at 10:06 o'clock