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Alameda
Jun 27, 2012, 02:51 PM
My friend downloaded and installed Lion Server onto my MacBook Air. I don't see any purpose to running a notebook as a server. I have two questions:

1) Is there a performance penalty to have Server installed, if it isn't configured to do anything?

2) Can I uninstall it? If so, how? About This Mac reports the OS as being Lion Server, so I assume I can't simply drag the server icon from the Applications folder to the trash.

Thanks you in advance!



LaWally
Jun 27, 2012, 05:47 PM
1. There should be little or no performance penalty, especially if none of the server services are enabled. There is a slight disk space penalty for running server ... OS X Lion requires 7GB of disk space, while OS X Lion Server requires 10GB, about 40% more, although it's only 3 GB more.

2. Uninstall it by installing another OS (e.g., OS X Lion) on the same partition. During installation, you will have the option to erase the existing boot partition though that is not absolutely necessary.

Alameda
Jun 27, 2012, 06:15 PM
Ouch! I have to reinstall Lion? Yikes!!!

LaWally
Jun 27, 2012, 06:28 PM
Or something. Since your friend installed OS X Lion Server it's only fair that your friend installs OS X Lion too, no?

BTW, you could hold off until ML is released in July and start with a clean install of that.

radiogoober
Jun 27, 2012, 11:49 PM
Do you have TimeMachine backups?

You can reboot and restore from a TimeMachine backup and get rid of that horrible piece of crap software known as Lion Server. I did it on my server!

mabaty
Jun 30, 2012, 01:05 PM
My friend downloaded and installed Lion Server onto my MacBook Air. I don't see any purpose to running a notebook as a server. I have two questions:

1) Is there a performance penalty to have Server installed, if it isn't configured to do anything?

2) Can I uninstall it? If so, how? About This Mac reports the OS as being Lion Server, so I assume I can't simply drag the server icon from the Applications folder to the trash.

Thanks you in advance!

It's annoying to remove typically, but here are some basic instructions.

http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4827
(http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4827)

Alameda
Jun 30, 2012, 02:58 PM
It's annoying to remove typically, but here are some basic instructions.

http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4827
(http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4827)Perfect! Thank you!

Alameda
Jun 30, 2012, 11:21 PM
You can... get rid of that horrible piece of crap software known as Lion Server.
Oh, I don't think it's horrible. I've set up servers under Solaris and Linux before, and Apple's user-friendly front-end looks fantastic! It's just that I have no need for something like it on my notebook.

macuser-1
Jul 22, 2012, 02:54 AM
To uninstall Mountain Lion Server, just drag it to the trash.