ImageWhen it comes to running a server, the initial setup is the most boring but the most important. You want to make sure your machine starts up and stays up while it’s doing it’s server duties.

In this video, we’ll work with a brand new Mac mini and get it to a point where it’s ready to start up and starting working with as a server. The majority of the work will be done in the System Preferences.

So, the steps are simple and probably known by most already. But, after setting up hundreds of Mac minis over the years, these are the best settings and tips we’ve found. All the other movies from this point will begin assuming you’ve set up the machine this way.

And now a link to the video: Initial Setup of a Mac Server (option+click to download)

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