Apple Releases Server Admin Tools 10.6.3 with 26 Fixes

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Apple released Server Admin Tools 10.6.3 Wednesday, an update that brings some 26 fixes and improvements to the software tools in Mac OS X Server Admin Tools.

The update is a 236MB download through Software Update is you’re running Mac OS X Server 10.6.3.

The patch notes for the update only include a list of the applications that are updated, but the company also posted a Knowledge Base article with more details:

Server Admin

  • Eliminates delays in Server Admin on an IPv6 network.
  • The “Edit Over Quota Error Message” button is now always enabled for the Mail service.
  • You can now stop the NetBoot service without stopping the DHCP service first.
  • NetBoot/NetInstall filtering by client MAC address now works.
  • Adds NetBoot/NetInstall model filter for iMac (27-inch, Late 2009) computers.

System Image Utility

  • Fixes an issue that could generate the message “Catalog file is too fragmented for restore” when creating a NetRestore image from a volume.
  • When using the Add Packages and Post-Install Scripts task, you can now specify the order of the added packages and scripts.
  • You can now create a NetRestore image that includes a package such as iTunes, which would previously prevent the new disk image from being unmounted during creation.
  • The Customize Package Selection workflow now works when the primary language is not English.
  • Adds model filter for iMac (27-inch, Late 2009) computers.
  • Improves the ability to add Software Update and other installation packages to a NetInstall workflow. (* see note below)
  • You can now Enable Automated Installation for a NetRestore image. (* see note below)
  • Fixes an issue that could cause systems created from a NetInstall image to show an alert that “the client computer already exists” when binding to an Open Directory server. For details, see this article. (* see note below)
  • Fixes an issue with setting a custom system name using the Apply System Configuration Settings task. (* see note below)
  • When you Enable Automated Installation for a NetInstall image, clients can now successfully choose which volume to install on, if the “Volume: Selected by user” option is set. (* see note below)

* Note: In order to take advantage of these improvements, you must create an image from a 10.6.3 or later source volume.

Workgroup Manager

  • Fixes an issue that could cause a user’s primary shortname to be changed when adding or editing additional shortnames.

Server Admin Tools 10.6.3 also includes these improvements, first delivered in Server Admin Tools 10.6.2:

Server Admin

  • Improves stability of Server Admin application.
  • Includes Netboot/Netinstall model filters for Macs introduced in October, 2009.
  • DHCP service status is now reported correctly when viewing the Netboot service overview.
  • Fixes an issue that could cause a cache file to grow out of bounds when Server Admin checks for server software updates from behind an authenticated web proxy.

Server Assistant

  • Now enforces LOM password length requirements during setup (at least eight characters, no more than twenty).

Server Preferences

  • Improves general usability and reliability of Server Preferences, including the creation and deletion of users and groups.
  • Guest access for File Sharing is now correctly granted when enabled in Server Preferences.

System Image Utility

  • Includes Netboot/Netinstall model filters for Macs introduced in October, 2009.

Workgroup Manager

  • Fixes a user interface issue in Mac OS X Server v10.6.1 that prevented the creation of users with a period “.” in the short name on a Snow Leopard Server.
  • Fixes a user interface issue in Mac OS X Server v10.6.1 that could cause incorrect options to appear when creating users on a Snow Leopard Server.

Xgrid Admin

  • Allows one to connect to Mac OS X Server v10.5 Leopard Xgrid controllers.

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