macOS Server makes it easy to configure and monitor Mac, iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV devices and network storage volumes.

Here’s what you’ll get with macOS Server:

Profile Manager
• Mobile device management for iOS, macOS, and tvOS devices
• Distribution of institution licensed apps and books purchased from the Volume Purchase Program to users or devices
• Install Software Updates on devices running iOS 12 and mac OS 10.14
• Device Enrollment Program integration
• Web-based administration console
• Self-service user portal for clearing passcodes, remote lock, and remote wipe

• Block-level SAN file sharing with concurrent read/write access
• Xsan volume hosting and configuration
• Volume management, storage pooling, striping, and volume mapping
• Real-time monitoring, graphs, and event notifications
• Metadata controller failover and file system journaling

Server App
• Local and remote management
• Users and group settings
• View real-time graphs of server usage
• Receive alerts on network changes, certificate expiration, storage usage, and more

Some features require an Apple ID and/or compatible Internet access; additional fees and terms apply. Some features require program enrollment. Some features are not available in all countries.

What's New

Version 5.7.1

Profile Manager

Profile Manager provides enhanced management capabilities and support for management of new features in macOS, iOS, and tvOS.

• Configure an Apple Business Manager account
• Install App Store apps for tvOS
• Configure new restrictions, payloads, and commands:

macOS 10.13.4

New Restrictions payload settings
• Allow proximity based password sharing requests
• Allow password sharing
• Allow password autofill
Allow software update installation for non-admin users

New Dock payload settings
• Show Recents in Dock

New Exchange payload settings
• Use OAuth for authentication

New Smart Card payload settings
• Require Smart Card
• Enable screen saver on Smart Card removal

New Passcode payload settings
• Force password reset during next user authentication

New Security & Privacy payload settings
• Show personal recovery key

New Education payload settings
• Send to teacher-assigned Macs

New Xsan payload settings
• Ability to configure automatic mounts
• Ability to specify Distributed LAN Client mount preferences

iOS 11.3

New Restrictions payload settings
• Allow proximity based password sharing requests (Supervised only)
• Allow password sharing (Supervised only)
• Allow password autofill (Supervised only)
• Force automatic date and time (Supervised only)
• Allow USB restricted mode (Supervised only)
Allow managed Contacts accounts to write to unmanaged accounts
Allow unmanaged Contacts accounts to read managed accounts
Disable eSIM (Supervised only)

New Mail and Exchange payload settings
• Allow a user to enable or disable S/MIME signing
• Allow a user to modify the selection of the S/MIME signing certificate
• Allow a user to enable or disable S/MIME encryption
• Allow a user to modify the selection of the S/MIME encryption certificate

New Exchange payload settings
• Use OAuth for authentication

New Notifications payload settings
• Specify whether an app is allowed to send critical alerts
• Allow grouped notifications
• Show in CarPlay

New VPN payload settings for IKEv2 configurations
• Ability to specify DNS server addresses
• Ability to specify primary domain of the tunnel
• Ability to specify DNS search domains
• Ability to specify DNS supplemental match domains

New Setup Assistant pane Device Enrollment skip options
• iMessage, FaceTime & Screen Time
• Add Cellular Plan

Deprecated payloads
• macOS Server Accounts

New Commands
• Show SIM information

tvOS 11.3
New restrictions payload settings
• Allow proximity based password sharing requests (supervised only)

New Commands
• Install Updates (only appears in the Action pop-up menu when updates are available on the selected Apple TV or Apple TV devices within a group)

Ratings and Reviews

2.1 out of 5
25 Ratings
25 Ratings

In order For Me to Use Mac MiniServer to I Have to PAY?!

So, basically, in order for me to use my computer, I have to pay $30 everytime I update my iOS, which I have no choice but to do so long as I have an iPhone?! REALLY?! This is COMPLETELY unfair. This is a program which came with my computer. I bought the server, it isn’t like I am running an iMac or regular Mac Mini computer. This is a server! I am very angry with Apple right now!



I read all these peoples reviews about having to pay again when they update their OS but the new update just came out so I figure wth I’ll try it. What a mistake. I’m not here complaning about the price. The problem is the system itself. We can’t print anymore. The printer is on the network but not visible to the computers. My iCloud…gone. Have to enter the conputer and icloud password 8 times before it will run now. Now none of the computers in our office can access the network. I’ve wasted 6 hours on this. Time is money and if you take anything away from this review make it this….save your time. Life is too short to dick around with this stupid app.


Pretty much worthless now except for Network user accounts

Server app has for me at least, become increasingly useless.

It still is the easiest way to manage network user accounts.

However, in High Sierra both Caching Control and File Sharing have been moved out of the Server App. It was just easier to manage everything in one place. Even if there’s no need.

Why not leave well enough alone?

OS X, despite the light node with the iMac Pro continues it’s trend away from an Operating System towards a giant iPad.


Apple Canada, Inc.
106.5 MB
macOS 10.14 or later
English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2018 Apple Inc.


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