Skip navigation

New icons for different server OS types in OS X?

777 Views 1 Reply Latest reply: Nov 9, 2012 10:00 PM by Richard Nieves RSS
bigj6360 Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
Currently Being Moderated
May 25, 2012 9:39 AM



We have a pretty hetergenous network and I am looking to add icons to os x's network computer database for differing OS's. Right now everything that is not mac has the BSOD icon. That is not visually helpful. I have found the icons. I have also found, in a dump I made of Launch Services, that the generic BSOD icon is tied to the type ID of 8848, and that it is also tied to the tags (Windows, Windows2000, WindowsXP, Windows2003, WindowsVista, Windows2008) , and the generic apple server icon is tied to a type 8884. It is tied to the tag (Macintosh). There is also all the various mac icons listed as well.




type    id:            8848

                uti:           public.generic-pc

                description:   PC

                flags:         exported  active  core  apple-internal  trusted

                icon:          Contents/Resources/public.generic-pc.icns

                conforms to:

                tags:          Windows, Windows2000, WindowsXP, Windows2003, WindowsVista, Windows2008




I can easily replace the icon, but then every system outside of Apple, no matter the OS will show that icon. Does anyone know how to, or have added, a type ID for a different system?




MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8)
  • Richard Nieves Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)
    Currently Being Moderated
    Nov 9, 2012 10:00 PM (in response to bigj6360)

    Have the same issue. Besides OSXs I have Windows, Linux and AIX on Power System servers and they all come up with that horribly unprofessional BSOD icon. I did change the icon to a LCD showing both Windows and Linux but would like to be able to identify all of them by type and with its own icon.


More Like This

  • Retrieving data ...

Bookmarked By (1)


  • This solved my question - 10 points
  • This helped me - 5 points
This site contains user submitted content, comments and opinions and is for informational purposes only. Apple disclaims any and all liability for the acts, omissions and conduct of any third parties in connection with or related to your use of the site. All postings and use of the content on this site are subject to the Apple Support Communities Terms of Use.