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Old Feb 15, 2011, 10:20 PM   #1
Broc27
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Selling Mac Mini Server; is it simple to transfer ownership to another user?

Hello there!

I set up a mac mini server for my little company a few months ago and I find it to be overkill for the simple tasks I use it for. Originally I planned to setup a web hosting service, an email server and a wiki but our needs didn't grow as I expected and we found simpler alternatives.

Anyway, I am now thinking about selling it but I was wondering if it was simple to transfer the Mac OS X Server license. I can't seem to find info online on how to do this and I don't want to sell a product which won't easily be usable.

Any tips on doing this?

Thanks!
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Old Feb 18, 2011, 07:33 AM   #2
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Hello there!

I set up a mac mini server for my little company a few months ago and I find it to be overkill for the simple tasks I use it for. Originally I planned to setup a web hosting service, an email server and a wiki but our needs didn't grow as I expected and we found simpler alternatives.

Anyway, I am now thinking about selling it but I was wondering if it was simple to transfer the Mac OS X Server license. I can't seem to find info online on how to do this and I don't want to sell a product which won't easily be usable.

Any tips on doing this?

Thanks!
Just the SLS license, not the mini itself?

Most people will tell you that you can not. I'm not sure that is correct. Per your license agreement the disks that came with your mini can not be transferred, unless it goes with the actual mini. However, and I am not a lawyer or anything, I have not see anything that specifically says you can not transfer the SLS license. Of course, I really didn't look that hard, and the buyer would need their own media.

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Old Feb 18, 2011, 09:03 AM   #3
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Hello there, thanks for the answer!

I wasn't clear about that but I do want to sell the mini, not just the license! I'll sell the whole package at once.

I guess it will be easier?
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Old Feb 18, 2011, 09:11 AM   #4
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As long as you are keeping everything together there is absolutely no problem and no gray area about it.

Apple does like to register Macs to a person or company, mostly for warranty reasons. They will change the registered owner upon request of the new owner.

The license number is not an activation like Windows Genuine Advantage, (WGA), its just a license number. It wont actually stop you from pirating it. It'll only complain if it see another SLS with the exact same number on the same local network.
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