A brief introduction to episode 226 of ScreenCastsOnline in which I take a look at a new edition to the Mac family - The new Mac mini Server with Snow Leopard Server. Apple surprised everyone with the recent introduction of a refreshed Mac mini, optimised for duties as a full blown server. With an increase to 500GB disk capacity, the addition of a second 500GB drive and the removal of the superdrive, the Mac mini turns out to be a surprisingly fully featured server platform, intended for small businesses or workgroups. Along with the hardware changes, Apple also supplies a full copy of the latest version of its flagship server operating system - Snow Leopard Server. Not only that, Snow Leopard Server is supplied with unlimited client licences! All for just $999 or £799 - altogether an incredible package and amazing value! But is the Mac mini Server for you? Do I need Snow Leopard Server for my home network? What advantages does Snow Leopard Server bring over the desktop version of Snow Leopard? In this overview show I reveal all, answering all these questions and more. As well as providing some background information, I demonstrate a standard installation of SL Server onto the Mac mini, using the very smart built in remote capabilities. Once installed, I explore some of the server tools and features of Snow Leopard Server. The full 40 minute show covers: The Physical Differences Between The Mac Mini Range, Comparative Server Supporting Up To 100 Users, Snow Leopard Server For Home Use? Installation Options, Installing Server Admin Tools On An Administrative Computer, Remote Server Installation Via Server, Admin Utility, Drive Configuration Considerations, Server Utilities Overview, Server Admin, Server Monitor, Server Preferences. Web Technologies Quick Peek Hopefully by the end of the show, you'll have a full appreciation of the capabilities of the new Mac mini with Snow Leopard Server.
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