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OS X Server: Software Update Service compatibility

OS X Server Software Update Service can provide Apple Software Updates to OS X clients. Use the list below to see which client versions can get updates from which server versions.

  • OS X Server on Mavericks can provide Apple Software Updates to OS X Mavericks, OS X Mountain Lion, OS X Lion, and Mac OS X v10.6 clients.
  • OS X Server on Mountain Lion can provide Apple Software Updates to OS X Mountain Lion, OS X Lion, and Mac OS X v10.6 clients.
  • Lion Server Software Update Service can provide Apple Software Updates to OS X Lion, Mac OS X v10.6, and Mac OS X v10.5 clients.
  • Mac OS X Server v10.6 Software Update Service can provide Apple Software Updates to OS X Lion, Mac OS X v10.6, Mac OS X v10.5, and Mac OS X v10.4 clients.
  • Mac OS X Server v10.5 Software Update Service can provide Apple Software Updates to Mac OS X v10.5 and Mac OS X v10.4 clients.
  • Mac OS X Server v10.4 Software Update Service can provide Apple Software Updates to Mac OS X v10.4 clients only.

See this article for instructions on configuring your OS X clients to get updates from your Software Update server.

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Note: If you connect a Mac OS X client to a Software Update server not listed above, you may see some software updates listed, if those updates were released for multiple Mac OS X versions. However, you will not see the full list of updates available for your client unless you connect to a Software Update server running a version Mac OS X Server listed above.

For more information about the Software Update Service, see this article or the documentation available here.

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