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Server Admin Tools 10.6.8 contain remote administration tools, documentation, and utilities that you can install on a Mac other than your server. This version requires Mac OS X v10.6.8 and is required to administer Mac OS X Server v10.6.8 remotely.

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The Server Admin Tools 10.6.8 are available as an automatic Software Update for Macs running Mac OS X v10.6.8 with version 10.6 or later of the Server Admin Tools already installed, and as a manual download from Apple Support Downloads.

Important: If you have moved any of the Server Admin Tools out of their original locations (inside /Applications/Server/), the update may continue to appear in Software Update even after you have installed it. Return the Server Admin Tools to their original location before using Software Update, or remove any duplicate copies of the Server Admin Tools.

What's included?

Server Admin Tools 10.6.8 include all of the improvements included in previous updates to the Server Admin Tools for Mac OS X Server v10.6 Snow Leopard. A complete list of improvements follows, including the update in which it first appeared.

Server Admin

  • Previous updates can now be properly enabled for the Software Update service. (Server Admin Tools 10.6.8)
  • Adds NetBoot/NetInstall model filters for iMac (Early/Mid 2011) models. (Server Admin Tools 10.6.8)
  • Adds NetBoot/NetInstall model filters for MacBook Pro (Early 2011) models. (Server Admin Tools 10.6.7)
  • Displays all the complete hardware serial number, for servers with 12-character serial numbers. (Server Admin Tools 10.6.7)
  • When setting up a remote server, Server Admin will now reliably open Server Assistant. (Server Admin Tools 10.6.5)
  • Adds NetBoot/NetInstall model filters for Mac mini (Mid 2010), iMac (Mid 2010), Mac Pro (Mid 2010) and MacBook Air (Late 2010). (Server Admin Tools 10.6.5)
  • When creating a DHCP Subnet in Server Admin, the field for DNS Search Domain now accepts the dash (hyphen) character. (Server Admin Tools 10.6.5)
  • Reduces memory usage when monitoring print queues in Server Admin. (Server Admin Tools 10.6.5)
  • Adds NetBoot/NetInstall model filters for MacBook (13-inch, Mid 2010) and the MacBook Pro (Mid 2010) product line. (Server Admin Tools 10.6.4)
  • Eliminates delays in Server Admin on an IPv6 network. (Server Admin Tools 10.6.3)
  • The "Edit Over Quota Error Message" button is now always enabled for the Mail service. (Server Admin Tools 10.6.3)
  • You can now stop the NetBoot service without stopping the DHCP service first. (Server Admin Tools 10.6.3)
  • NetBoot/NetInstall per image filtering by client MAC address now works. (Server Admin Tools 10.6.3)
  • Adds NetBoot/NetInstall model filter for iMac (27-inch, Late 2009) computers. (Server Admin Tools 10.6.3)
  • Improves stability of Server Admin application. (Server Admin Tools 10.6.2)
  • Adds Netboot/Netinstall model filters for Macs introduced in October, 2009. (Server Admin Tools 10.6.2)
  • DHCP service status is now reported correctly when viewing the Netboot service overview. (Server Admin Tools 10.6.2)
  • Fixes an issue that could cause a cache file to grow out of bounds when Server Admin checks for server software updates from behind an authenticated web proxy. (Server Admin Tools 10.6.2)
     

Server Assistant

  • Now enforces LOM password length requirements during setup (at least eight characters, no more than twenty). (Server Admin Tools 10.6.2)
     

Server Preferences

  • Improves general usability and reliability of Server Preferences, including the creation and deletion of users and groups. (Server Admin Tools 10.6.2)
  • Guest access for File Sharing is now correctly granted when enabled in Server Preferences. (Server Admin Tools 10.6.2)


System Image Utility

  • Adds NetBoot/NetInstall model filters for iMac (Early/Mid 2011) models. (Server Admin Tools 10.6.8)
  • Fixes issues with creating NetRestore images. This fix also requires Mac OS X v10.6.7 on the source image. (Server Admin Tools 10.6.7) For important information, see this article.
  • Adds NetBoot/NetInstall model filters for MacBook Pro (Early 2011) models. (Server Admin Tools 10.6.7)
  • Adds NetBoot/NetInstall model filters for Mac mini (Mid 2010), iMac (Mid 2010), Mac Pro (Mid 2010) and MacBook Air (Late 2010). (Server Admin Tools 10.6.5)
  • Fixes the "Apply System Configuration Settings" custom workflow. (Server Admin Tools 10.6.5)
  • Adds model filters for MacBook (13-inch, Mid 2010) and the MacBook Pro (Mid 2010) product line. (Server Admin Tools 10.6.4)
  • Fixes an issue that could generate the message "Catalog file is too fragmented for restore" when creating a NetRestore image from a volume. (Server Admin Tools 10.6.3)
  • When using the Add Packages and Post-Install Scripts task, you can now specify the order of the added packages and scripts. (Server Admin Tools 10.6.3)
  • You can now create a NetRestore image that includes a package such as iTunes, which would previously prevent the new disk image from being unmounted during creation. (Server Admin Tools 10.6.3)
  • The Customize Package Selection workflow now works when the primary language is not English. (Server Admin Tools 10.6.3)
  • Adds model filter for iMac (27-inch, Late 2009) computers. (Server Admin Tools 10.6.3)
  • Improves the ability to add Software Update and other installation packages to a NetInstall workflow. (Server Admin Tools 10.6.3* see note below)
  • You can now Enable Automated Installation for a NetRestore image. (Server Admin Tools 10.6.3* see note below)
  • Fixes an issue that could cause systems created from a NetInstall image to show an alert that "the client computer already exists" when binding to an Open Directory server. For details, see this article. (Server Admin Tools 10.6.3* see note below)
  • Fixes an issue with setting a custom system name using the Apply System Configuration Settings task. (Server Admin Tools 10.6.3* see note below)
  • When you Enable Automated Installation for a NetInstall image, clients can now successfully choose which volume to install on, if the "Volume: Selected by user" option is set. (Server Admin Tools 10.6.3* see note below)
  • Adds model filters for Macs introduced in October, 2009. (Server Admin Tools 10.6.2)

* Note: In order to take advantage of these improvements, you must create an image from a 10.6.3 or later source volume.


Workgroup Manager

  • Fixes an issue that could cause a user's primary shortname to be changed when adding or editing additional shortnames. (Server Admin Tools 10.6.3)
  • Fixes a user interface issue in Mac OS X Server v10.6.1 that prevented the creation of users with a period "." in the short name on a Snow Leopard Server. (Server Admin Tools 10.6.2)
  • Fixes a user interface issue in Mac OS X Server v10.6.1 that could cause incorrect options to appear when creating users on a Snow Leopard Server. (Server Admin Tools 10.6.2)
     

Xgrid Admin

  • Allows one to connect to Mac OS X Server v10.5 Leopard Xgrid controllers. (Server Admin Tools 10.6.2)

 

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