0 Replies Latest reply: Aug 24, 2013 7:32 AM by JVAllen
JVAllen Level 1 Level 1



XServe G4 1.3GHz/1.5GB hosting DHCP/DNS/NAT/Firewall/FTP/SMB/AFP/MySQL/Web


NAT/DHCP assigns 10.0.0.x internally on En0, EN1 is connected to the WAN (Uverse).


All functions are working as they should, except one:


I cannot connect to the server via Workgroup Manager via Server Admin tools on my Mac Pro (which is assigned a 10.0.0.x address as per my DHCP/NAT configuration). Workgroup Manager works fine on the XServe itself if I use Screen Sharing to remote into the server, but I want to be able to configure the users from my Mac Pro without having to ARD/VNC into the server.


To be clear, I can use Server Admin and Server Monitor fine to manage those aspects of the server from the Mac Pro, utilizing either Web-Server.local or the server's En0 address ( and the administrator username and password; however, if I try to use Workgroup Manager in the same fashion, once I click connect, nothing happens. The login dialog stays onscreen, I never get a failure or timeout notification. The app is not crashed, I can open menus, quit app, etc just fine. It just never connects. Does anyone know how I might begin to diagnose the issue? It isn't a big deal, but niggling issues like this are the kind that drive me crazy, because I cannot see any reason why it shouldn't work as advertised.

Xserve, OS X Server, 10.5.8