This comprehensive, technical reference guide provides in-depth information on Apple technical architecture. It will teach the reader how to install and configure machines; architect and maintain networks; enable, customize, tune and troubleshoot a wide range of services; and integrate Mac OS X, Mac OS X Server, and other Apple technologies within a networked environment. The book covers myriad system administration topics from Directory Services integration to Tiger Server deployment, Xsan administration, accountmanagement best practices, security best practices, and more. Following the learning objectives of the Apple Certified System Administrator exam, this book is a perfect supplement to Apple’s own training class and a in-depth technical reference for existing system administrators and engineers.