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Mac OS X 10.6 Server Admin: System Requirements for Installing Mac OS X Server

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System Requirements for Installing Mac OS X Server

The Mac desktop computer or server where you install Mac OS X Server v10.6 must have the following:

  • An Intel processor

  • At least 2 gigabytes (GB) of random access memory (RAM)

  • At least 10 gigabytes (GB) of available disk space

  • A new serial number for Mac OS X Server 10.6

    The serial number used with any previous version of Mac OS X Server will not allow registration in v10.6.

A built-in DVD drive is convenient but not required.

A display and keyboard are optional. You can install server software on a computer that has no display and keyboard by using an administrator computer. For more information, see Setting Up an Administrator Computer.

If you’re using an installation disc for Mac OS X Server v10.6, you can control installation from another computer using VNC viewer software. Open-source VNC viewer software is available. Apple Remote Desktop, described on Apple Remote Desktop, includes VNC viewer capability.

Last Modified: Aug 6, 2013
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