3 Replies Latest reply: Mar 28, 2010 1:38 PM by Emmanouil Krokos
Emmanouil Krokos Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
Hi, I have managed to mess my SL server installation by accidentaly creating a new user with the same short name of the original user that I used to setup the server.
Since I am new to the SL server there are other things I discovered I would do differently so it is probably a good idea to start from scratch.
The problem is that my server is the default configuration Mac Mini which doesn't have a DVD slot. So I guess that a clean installation should be made remotely?

Any tips and ideas are welcome

Mac Mini SL Server, Mac OS X (10.6.2)
  • Emmanouil Krokos Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
    Actually, I guess running again the setup assistant might do the trick but i don't know how to do this
  • Antonio Rocco Level 6 Level 6 (10,400 points)
    Hi Emmanouil

    I'm surprised you did not find anything when searching the forum? It's been mentioned many times before. Perhaps this will get you going again?


    The drive will be wiped if you decide this is the option for you. Unlike OSX Client there's no archive/install with OSX Server.

    Bear this in mind when configuring your server again. A slack/so-so/unconsidered decision made at the Setup Assistant phase can/will have major consequences sooner or later. Some of which will be difficult to 'cure' without a reformat/reinstall. One word of advice and three rules: Begin at the end to start at the beginning. Yes I know but think about it and it does make sense. The rules: (1) DNS; (2) DNS; (3) DNS.

    If there is something of value on the Server target disk mode it first to another mac. How do you Target Disk Mode? Attach a keyboard, reboot and hold down the 'T' key. Wait until you see the drive(s) mounted on the other mac. Copy relevant data. When done eject the disk(s), disconnect the firewire cable and follow the support article.

    If you have another server you could create an nbi of the Server Installer Disk and start again that way.


  • Emmanouil Krokos Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
    Hi Antonio and thanks for the reply,

    it is not much of a hassle to erase everything since I was just beginning to set the server up... So, I guess I will proceed with the clean remote installation of the server and this time I will not be so slack...

    Thanks again!