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Old Jul 31, 2013, 01:31 PM   #1
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Anyone own a 10.6 Mac Mini Server?

Wondering if someone could answer a question about the 2009 Mac Mini Server - the one that came preinstalled with Snow Leopard Server.

I'm looking to reinstall one, I have the restore DVD's it came with, but I don't have a serial code anywhere.

I know that unlike Client, 10.6 Server requires a serial number, but does anyone know if these Mac Mini's need one? Or does restoring from the DVD take care of that?
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Old Jul 31, 2013, 01:33 PM   #2
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I know that unlike Client, 10.6 Server requires a serial number, but does anyone know if these Mac Mini's need one? Or does restoring from the DVD take care of that?
I have a 2010 Mini Server at work that came with 10.6, and it did include a serial number in the documentation.
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Old Jul 31, 2013, 01:44 PM   #3
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Serial Number

I am not running server but, my serial number displays under the Apple>about this Mac>more info..I don't see one on the Mac Mini, maybe it's inside
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Old Jul 31, 2013, 01:58 PM   #4
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I am not running server but, my serial number displays under the Apple>about this Mac>more info..I don't see one on the Mac Mini, maybe it's inside
That's unrelated.
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Old Jul 31, 2013, 02:51 PM   #5
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I have a 2010 Mini Server at work that came with 10.6, and it did include a serial number in the documentation.
Damn, I must have lost the serial.

Thanks for the info.
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Old Aug 1, 2013, 02:15 AM   #6
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I had one, I seem to remember the serial for the server was the serial of the computer plus something.
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Old Aug 1, 2013, 08:17 AM   #7
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I had one, I seem to remember the serial for the server was the serial of the computer plus something.
Perhaps on initial install, but the packaging included a serial number that is identical in format to retail Server software.
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Old Aug 2, 2013, 09:38 AM   #8
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These have a double whammy. The install DVDs only work on the mini (like other grey install DVDs) so can't be used on other Macs, unlike the retail server. The second whammy is you need the serial number when you do the install, so a fresh install on a clean disk will need the serial number.

Luckily SLS is available fairly inexpensively now, much less than the original $500! http://www.amazon.com/Mac-OS-Server-Snow-Leopard/dp/B003JCPM04/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1375454207&sr=8-1&keywords=snow+leopard+server

Note -- as seen in my sig below, my mini now is using Mountain Lion + OS X Server, however it's the original Mac mini with Snow Leopard Server and ran as such for over 3 years.
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Luckily SLS is available fairly inexpensively now, much less than the original $500!
You can get Snow Leopard Server from Apple for $19 but you need to call the online Apple store to get it.
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