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clients can only reach profile manager via ip address

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Nov 9, 2012 10:56 AM

I have been going through the process of setting up an OS X Mountain Lion Server. When trying to access the profile manger via http://servername.domain.private/mydevices within the internal network this can not be found. If I use the ipnumber i can reach the profile manager.

 

I'm sure this is something to do with DNS and DHCP is being provided by a Netgear router.

 

Any help would be much appreciated!

Mac mini, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)
  • iToaster Level 3 Level 3 (560 points)
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    Nov 9, 2012 9:55 PM (in response to SiEC)

    Try a lookup on your server name if that fails you've got a dns problem

  • iToaster Level 3 Level 3 (560 points)
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    Nov 11, 2012 5:33 AM (in response to SiEC)

    Try server name lookup on the clients

    The server may know it's name but the clients may be looking elsewhere for dns

    Is there a dns entry for the server in the router you say is providing dns

  • datasmith Level 1 Level 1 (45 points)
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    Nov 12, 2012 6:35 PM (in response to SiEC)

    Are you sure the netgear router is providing DNS?

    It's likely you want the apple server to provide DNS to the network.

    You do that by setting the DNS of the router to be the local IP address of the apple server.

     

    Then, if you restart a client (with DHCP) or flush it's DNS cache, you should see DNS on the client to be the IP address of the server.

     

    From that point further, the clients should be able to find the server based on it's name in the DNS setup of the server.

  • datasmith Level 1 Level 1 (45 points)
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    Nov 16, 2012 10:24 AM (in response to SiEC)

    You can add additional DNS servers in the forwarders section on the DNS page in Server app.

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