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10.6.8 Server: Spotlight stops working for clients after fresh installation and updates

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Feb 21, 2013 10:05 AM


On 2013-02-22, I reinstalled my Xserve with fresh 10.6.3 and upgraded it to 10.6.8 OS X Server. Spotlight used to be working perfectly for clients to search over the network but now it is not working. Administrators doing local spotlight search on Xserve server side is searchable. Clients with less privileges searching files across the network to the server will receive null result. Administrators searching files across the network is still working.


I believe it has something to do with the update packages and some security improvement bugs introduced in late 2012 or early 2013.


All my clients Macs are in either 10.7.5 and 10.8.2.


Can anyone confirm this? All my staff members in the company cannot do the spotlight search to the server now!

  • maracujana Calculating status...

    We also used to always effortlessly and quickly search our pc server from our mac towers. We just got Macbook Pros and cannot find anything on the server, even files I can see right there. Very frustrating!


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