Revert 10.9 Server back to standard 10.9?

unfrostedpoptar

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Hi all.

I had installed 10.9 server version on my Mac Mini for some work I was going to do with it. Turns out I'm not going to be doing that project and the server version is actually confusing some other stuff I'm trying to do.

How can I install regular 10.9 again? Preferably without a full wipe and re-install of all my apps and data!

Thanks,

David
 

chrfr

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Jul 11, 2009
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Hi all.

I had installed 10.9 server version on my Mac Mini for some work I was going to do with it. Turns out I'm not going to be doing that project and the server version is actually confusing some other stuff I'm trying to do.
Just stop any services you may have running in Server.app, then delete Server.app and the following files and directories:
/Library/Server
/Library/Preferences/com.apple.serverd.plist
/Library/Preferences/com.apple.servermgrd.plist

It's probably unnecessary to reboot but it can't hurt to do so after deleting those.
 

unfrostedpoptar

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Jan 29, 2010
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Just stop any services you may have running in Server.app, then delete Server.app and the following files and directories:
/Library/Server
/Library/Preferences/com.apple.serverd.plist
/Library/Preferences/com.apple.servermgrd.plist

It's probably unnecessary to reboot but it can't hurt to do so after deleting those.
Thanks! I had read that they had made "server" basically one app so I hoped it would be simple like this.
 

unfrostedpoptar

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Jan 29, 2010
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Thanks! I had read that they had made "server" basically one app so I hoped it would be simple like this.
Another question on this:

chrfr's suggestion worked fine. However, Software Update is now trying to get me to install an OSX Server update. How do I get it to know that I don't have this installed anymore?

Thanks -
David
 

Alrescha

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However, Software Update is now trying to get me to install an OSX Server update. How do I get it to know that I don't have this installed anymore?
At the risk of replying with incomplete (and perhaps dangerous!) information, I believe that the skeleton will be found in /Library/Receipts.

A.
 

chrfr

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Jul 11, 2009
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I believe that the skeleton will be found in /Library/Receipts.
Receipts go into /var/db/receipts now.

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Software Update is now trying to get me to install an OSX Server update. How do I get it to know that I don't have this installed anymore?
You'll be prompted to update if you have a copy of the app on any attached disk. If you don't have a copy somewhere, run this code in Terminal:
Code:
sudo pkgutil --forget com.apple.pkg.ServerApp
and enter your password when prompted.