This is somewhat complicated, so please bear with me. My Mac Pro was running OS X 10.5 and required updating. But we have legacy Power PC apps (mainly FreeHand) that we want to continue using, even though Mountain Lion doesn't support them.
As a solution, I'm going to run Snow Leopard Server in emulation on Parallels 8 Desktop. I would rather have used plain old Snow Leopard instead of the server version, but Apple's EULA only allows 10.6 Server to run in emulation.
So, I got Snow Leopard Server and have used it to upgrade 10.5. Eventually, (once I get everything working properly), I'll upgrade that to Mountain Lion and use SL Server in Parallels emulation to run the old Mac apps we can't do without.
But I've run into a problem I didn't anticipate: I don't have a clue about running a server.
I'm having trouble setting it up so the other Mac user in my department can access a shared folder. Also, I want the login window to display the list of users, but that option is grayed out.
What I'd like to do is strip out all the server functions and just run as if 10.6.8 was a standard version of Snow Leopard, which I'm familiar with. If that's not practical, please explain how to get sharing to work since that's the main problem.
I've tried turning off the services listed in the Server Preferences (iCal, Mail, etc.) but that hasn't fixed the problems. I think there may be server functions running that I haven't found preventing me from fixing the problems. Or it could be something else entirely (as I said, no clue).