Anyone own a 10.6 Mac Mini Server?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Server, Xserve, and Networking' started by Ripmax2000, Jul 31, 2013.

  1. Ripmax2000 macrumors regular

    Aug 31, 2005
    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?
  2. chrfr macrumors 604

    Jul 11, 2009
    I have a 2010 Mini Server at work that came with 10.6, and it did include a serial number in the documentation.
  3. oldhifi macrumors 65816


    Jan 12, 2013
    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
  4. chrfr macrumors 604

    Jul 11, 2009
    That's unrelated.
  5. Ripmax2000 thread starter macrumors regular

    Aug 31, 2005
    Damn, I must have lost the serial.

    Thanks for the info.
  6. dan1eln1el5en macrumors 6502


    Jan 3, 2012
    Copenhagen, Denmark
    I had one, I seem to remember the serial for the server was the serial of the computer plus something.
  7. chrfr macrumors 604

    Jul 11, 2009
    Perhaps on initial install, but the packaging included a serial number that is identical in format to retail Server software.
  8. talmy macrumors 601


    Oct 26, 2009
    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!

    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.
  9. chrfr macrumors 604

    Jul 11, 2009
    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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