3 Replies Latest reply: Jan 19, 2011 12:01 PM by Brian Nesse
TrevorP Level 1 Level 1 (45 points)
I have created a diskless Netboot image hosted on 10.6.6 Server for 8 10.6.6 Client computers in my office. Everything works fine, except when the client computers are booted on the Netboot image, Spotlight is disabled for the startup (Netboot image) volume - all other drives (local drives) work fine with Spotlight.

The source drive that I use to create the Netboot image (using default settings in System Image Utility) has Spotlight indexing enabled. However, once the source drive is imaged by System Image Utility, the ".metadataneverindex" file is added at the root level and the ".Spotlight-V100" directory present at the source drive root is eliminated.

I am wondering if this is default behavior for Netboot? Am I wasting my time trying to get Spotlight to be active for the Netboot image?

MacPro4,1 - 2 x 2.26 GHz Xeon, Mac OS X (10.6.6), 20 GB RAM, 3 TB RAID