Apple rolled out updates for its Server Admin Tools along with Mac OS X 10.5.3 on Wednesday. OS X Server Admin Tools 10.5.3 includes fixes for all of the apps in the suite, and also bundles in enhancements that were previously not available as standalone downloads for non-server admin stations.
Issues addressed with the update include:
- Software Update pane now shows the correct description for the selected update in all cases (included in Mac OS X Server version 10.5.2).
- Nameservers of a primary zone are now listed in order in the DNS pane.
- Allows entries of DNS names with only one character, which allows setting up secondary reverse zones.
- Administrators can now allow transferring on Reverse Zones in DNS.
- General interface improvements for creating and editing DNS records.
- Server Admin no longer display the "Inherit permissions from parent" option for AFP sharepoints (because ACLs are now enabled by default).
- Auto Server Setup records now work with servers that have mixed-case DNS host names.
- Server Assistant now correctly reports any problems encountered when erasing a volume during installation on a remote server (included in Mac OS X Server version 10.5.2).
- Server Monitor and the ipmitool command updated for compatibility with Mac OS X Server 10.5.3.
- Addresses an issue that could prevent external users from being added to a newly-created group (included in Mac OS X Server version 10.5.1).
- Administrators can now send "Invitation" email messages to users on demand.
- Improved user interface for importing users and working with nested groups.
System Image Utility
- Setting a customized machine name for NetBoot/NetInstall clients now works correctly in System Image Utility.
- Workgroup Manager
- Introduces menu item for creating augmented user records. For more information,? search for "augmented" in Workgroup Manager Help.
OS X Server Admin Tools 10.5.3 requires Mac OS X 10.5 or higher and is available for download at the Apple Support Web site.