1 Reply Latest reply: Mar 17, 2013 10:33 AM by Don Roedl
Appatight Level 1 (30 points)

Hello my fellow Apple-Heads


I have a version on OSX Server v10.4 that was purchased way back when.  I've moved about 5 times and during the move I lost the box that it came in along with the serial #.  Is there anyway that you guys know how I can retrieve a serial number for my installation.  This server install will only be used only on my internal home network for control over my home Apple network.  The server that I had this installed on HDD has failed and I've replaced the HDD and now just need to install it.  I have the disc because it was left in the server but I just don't have an idea of where the serial number is.  Can someone either give me a serial number to use for this vintage Server OS?  Or if that isn't feasible, I know with v10.5 if you have a working copy of v10.5 Desktop OS you can put in the disc and install a .mpkg files that is on the server installation disc that will install the server features.  Is that the case with v10.4?  Any and all help will be appreciated.

PowerBook, Mac OS X (10.4.1), Sever OS
  • Don Roedl Level 2 (210 points)

    I don't know of a way to retrieve a lost serial number or get around it. You might try one of your local schools that run Mac servers but no longer run 10.4. You could ask them to transfer/donate one of their old 10.4 serial numbers to you. It wouldn't hurt your case if you still had the original receipt. There may be other ways, I just don't know of any.