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Can I Uninstall Lion Server

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Server, Xserve, and Networking' started by Alameda, Jun 27, 2012.

  1. macrumors 6502

    #1
    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!
     
  2. macrumors 6502a

    #2
    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.
     
  3. macrumors 6502

    #3
    Ouch! I have to reinstall Lion? Yikes!!!
     
  4. macrumors 6502a

    #4
    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.
     
  5. macrumors 6502a

    #5
    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!
     
  6. macrumors member

    #6
    It's annoying to remove typically, but here are some basic instructions.

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4827
     
  7. macrumors 6502

    #7
  8. macrumors 6502

    #8
    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.
     
  9. macrumors newbie

    #9
    To uninstall Mountain Lion Server, just drag it to the trash.
     

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