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Archived - About the Mac OS X Server v10.5.8 Update

This software updates Mac OS X Server versions 10.5, 10.5.1, 10.5.2, 10.5.3, 10.5.4, 10.5.5, 10.5.6, or 10.5.7 to version 10.5.8.

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Important: Read before installing.

  • Do not interrupt the installation process. If a power outage or other interruption occurs during installation, use the standalone installer (see below) from Apple Support Downloads to update.
  • You must have an administrator account password that does not contain spaces or Option-keyed characters to install this update. The password may not be left blank. If you need to change your password, see this article.
  • You may experience unexpected results if you have third-party system software modifications installed, or if you've modified the operating system through other means. (This does not apply to normal application software installation.)
  • This update can be installed on non-startup volumes, but you should only do this if the current startup volume has already been updated to Mac OS X Server version 10.5.8. The simplest way to avoid issues from an improper installation is to start up from the volume that you wish to update.


Installation

There are three ways to update to Mac OS X Server version 10.5.8:

  • Use Software Update
  • Install from a standalone installer
  • Install on a remote server via Server Admin or the softwareupdate command-line utility

Software Update installation

Software Update may have referred you to this article. Because some updates are prerequisites for others, you may need to use Software Update more than once to obtain all available updates.
 

Standalone installer

If you want to download and manually install the update, an installer is available from Apple Support Downloads. This a useful option if you need to update multiple computers but only want to download the update once.

Note: There are two separate standalone installers. The Mac OS X Server v10.5.8 Update is for installation on Mac OS X Server version 10.5.7 only. The Mac OS X Server v10.5.8 Combo Update can be installed on Mac OS X Server versions 10.5, 10.5.1, 10.5.2, 10.5.3, 10.5.4, 10.5.5, 10.5.6, or 10.5.7.


Remote installation

If you need to install the update on a remote server, you can do so using the Server Admin application or the softwareupdate command-line tool.


What's included?

This update includes improvements listed below, as well as ones delivered with the Mac OS X Server version 10.5.1, 10.5.2, 10.5.3, 10.5.4, 10.5.5, 10.5.6, and 10.5.7 updates.

Note: The improvements listed for AFP Client and Managed Client are delivered in the Mac OS X v10.5.8 Update (client update), but are described in this article for ease of reference. The AFP Client improvement also applies to Mac OS X Server v10.5.8 when the server is used as a client of another AFP server.

Note: The improvements listed for Server Admin and System Image Utility are included in the Mac OS X Server v10.5.8 Update and Mac OS X v10.5.8 Update. You do not need to update the Server Admin Tools to take advantage of these improvements.

AFP Server

  • Fixes an issue that could cause the AppleFileServer process to keep the server's processor busy even when no users are connected.


AFP Client

  • Fixes an issue that could cause an AFP client to indefinitely repeat unsuccessful attempts to reconnect to an AFP server after waking from sleep.


Managed Client

  • Fixes an issue that could prevent managed users from logging in on a PowerPC-based Mac after installing the Mac OS X v10.5.7 Update.
  • Improves reliability of synchronizing files from a portable home directory to a network home hosted on an SMB server.
  • Login Items stored in a user's network home directory will now run properly at login.
  • Simultaneous login is now correctly disallowed if the "Allow simultaneous login" setting is unchecked.


Server Admin

  • Fixes an issue that could cause Server Admin to stop responding when propagating permissions.
  • Adds NetBoot/NetInstall model filters for Macs introduced in June 2009.
  • Mac OS X Server 10.5.8 Update v1.1 addresses an issue that could cause Server Admin to report a duplicate serial number alert on a server that has more than one network interface. If you encounter this issue with Mac OS X Server Update 1.0, see this article for more information.
     

System Image Utility

  • Adds NetBoot/NetInstall model filters for Macs introduced in June 2009.


Addtional improvements

  • Improves Mac OS X Server security. For more information about the security content of Mac OS X Server v10.5.8 see this article.
  • Mac OS X Server v10.5.8 also includes all other improvements delivered in the client Mac OS X 10.5.8 Update.
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