2 Replies Latest reply: May 20, 2013 7:16 PM by Anton Stewart
Sean Johnston Level 1 (35 points)

what are the system requirements for mac os x 10.6 server?

MacBook, Mac OS X (10.6.8), 1GB RAM, 2GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
  • Niel Level 10 (298,623 points)

    Click here for information. Mac OS X Server isn't intended for use on a portable Mac.



  • Anton Stewart Level 2 (290 points)

    While not 'intended', it is indeed possible on a portable. Exigent circumstances required me to re-role an aging MacBook Pro 2.16 Intel Core Duo to act as a server on a temporary basis.


    It boots just fine from an external drive running Server 10.6.8. I also believe that installation (while not recommended) is not actually blocked.


    Tip for the top: just be sure to pull the battery out of the laptop (assuming that's possible) to avoid turning your battery into a grossly distended, non-functional brick... they were not designed to be left on charge permanently!