Panther server - a look at the server admin tool

Tuesday, 25 November 2003, 12:41 PM EST

In the previous version of Apple Mac OS X Server (10.2), service parameters were managed through a graphical user interface (GUI) tool called Server Settings, while log files for each of those services were read using a tool called Server Status. For the latest X Server release, Version 10.3, or Panther, the functionality of both of those tools, plus a bit more, has been combined into a single utility called Server Admin. What follows is a look at the new GUI, with screenshots and explanations of what I believe are the best new features.

The Server Admin tool is configured much like the Server Status tool was, except that "chicklets" now replace the tab selectors -- a stylistic change that reflects the updated look of Panther. Also, the last option under each tab allows you to alter the settings for the corresponding service. Convenient.

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