macOS Server 5.2 – Quickly and easily turn a Mac into a server (was OS X Server).

macOS Server 5.2

macOS Server, designed for macOS and iOS devices, makes it easy to share files, schedule meetings, synchronize contacts, develop software, host your own website, publish wikis, configure Mac, iPhone, and iPad devices, remotely access your network, and more.

macOS Server is an application you can add to macOS right from the Mac App Store. Anyone can quickly and easily turn a Mac into a server that’s perfect for home offices, businesses, schools, developers, and hobbyists alike.

What’s New

Version 5.2:

Profile Manager
  • Integration with Apple School Manager to get Managed Apple ID and class information
  • Skip the iMessage and FaceTime Setup Assistant pane in iOS 10
  • Skip the Siri Setup Assistant pane in macOS Sierra version 10.12
  • Choose default app for audio calls for Contacts, Exchange, and Google accounts
  • Set Bluetooth Modification restriction on supervised devices
  • Set Apple Music; iCloud Keychain Sync; and Sharing to Notes, Reminders, or LinkedIn restrictions for macOS Sierra version 10.12
  • Set new IKEv2 authentication method option or specify IPSec disconnect on idle timeout for VPN
  • Restrict Cisco fast lane Quality of Service marking or disable captive network detection for Wi-Fi networks
  • Restrict unlocking a Mac using Apple Watch
  • Configure IP firewall
Caching Server
  • Enhanced control over peer replication
  • To improve security, SMB connections now require signing by default.
  • AES is now a supported encryption type for Kerberized NFS
Xsan 5
  • macOS Sierra and Server 5.2 include support for the Xsan 5 file system. Xsan 5 is compatible with the Quantum StorNext 5.3 file system.
  • See Xsan Compatibility information before upgrading to Xsan 5.


OS X 10.11.6 or later


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