osx server 10.3 installation!!


macrumors newbie
Original poster
Jun 3, 2004
i have been given osx server 10.3. i am about to install it on my mac but i dont want to install it as a server version. can i install it as a "non" server version with the disks? i was given the server from my dad's friend. he knows nothing about it! lol. anyhow....i just want to use it as a normal version. anyway i can do this? i currently have 10.2.8 on it.
anyone have any idea how i can do this?
thank you.



macrumors 603
Aug 15, 2001
The Cool Part of CA, USA
Nope. The core OS is the same, but the installers are specific to the type of OS. You probably won't have any problems if you just run the server version, but it's going to have a lot of features you don't need, and a few control panels will be different.

Considering, however, that an OSX Server license costs several hundred dollars, if you actually have a server licence and not just an install disc w/serial number that's already in use elsewhere, you'd do better to sell it to someone who can use it and just buy yourself a copy of Panther or Tiger--you'll turn a hefty profit.

If it's not a "legit" copy, then you're out of luck.
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