Resolved Upgrading OS X Server to retail OS X

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  1. ncrypt, Mar 22, 2015
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    ncrypt macrumors regular

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    I have OS X Snow Leopard Server installed on a mid-2007 Mac Mini, and now want to update it to the retail version of OS X Lion. When I launch the installer it wants the server version of Lion.

    Is it possible to update a server OS to a retail version of OS X? I don't really want to purchase Lion Server since I've realised I don't actually need the server applications for my uses.
     

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  2. chrfr macrumors 603

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    Apple won't even let you buy Lion Server anyway now. I'd back up your data, create a USB Lion installer, then install Lion after formatting the disk. This of course would require that you reinstall any 3rd party apps you're using.
     
  3. grahamperrin macrumors 601

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  4. chrfr macrumors 603

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    The OP already has a Lion installer and is on Server 10.6.
     
  5. ncrypt thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks everyone. I actually managed to get an upgrade working by creating a bootable USB of the Lion installed and to my surprise it upgraded everything :)
     

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