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Apple OS X Lion Server is the next generation of Apple's award-winning server software. Designed for OS X and iOS devices, Lion Server makes it easy to share files, schedule meetings, synchronize contacts, host your own website, publish wikis, distribute podcasts, remotely access your network, and more.

Mac OS X Server is now a set of applications you can purchase right from the Mac App Store. Anyone can quickly and easily turn a Mac running Lion into a server that's perfect for home offices, businesses, schools, and hobbyists alike.

File Sharing

  • File sharing for Mac, PC, and more...

What's New

Version 10.7.5:

The 10.7.5 update is recommended for all servers currently running Lion Server. This update includes general operating system fixes that enhance the stability, compatibility, migration and security of your server and specific fixes for:

  • maintaining Spotlight index when changing share point settings
  • creating and connecting to Open Directory master
  • improved reliability of more...


OS X 10.7.4 (see Related Links below for Combo Updater for 10.7.x).

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R397 Member IconReview+28

Too many bugs from Apple last years.
Time Machine Backup now working, but before that i cloned my drive by third-side app.
Where the "Internet Sharing" function? In Snow Leo I just connected my laptop by cable to Mac Pro, and go surfing web, why in next release of super OS it's just doesn't work? For > one year! Quality degrading?

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Version 10.7.5
Beeble42 Member IconReview+31

We're getting closer to RC1. But I've stopped selling Mac servers now because of the MASSIVE problems with Lion server. This version fixes only some of the problems, but the horse has bolted. You can get much better capability, performance and reliability for less dollars elsewhere.

Only consider Lion server if you want easy netboot capability. Reposado is a better update server. Everything is a better web server. Everything is a better wiki. Profile manager solves a problem I can't find on mobile devices but is good for macs (if you are big enough to make use of mdm then profile manager is too small for you - if you are small enough to use profile manager, iphone config util will give you the same control without the poor documentation and massive headaches as you'll be extremely unlikely to need to update your profiles ota).

More features, better performance, more compatibility and longevity in just about every direction. It doesn't so much matter which direction you move in, so long as you're moving away from Lion server you're making an improvement.

I've never felt negative about previous OS upgrades. There were always issue to overcome but the new features and improvements far outweighed them. This one is even worse than being the exact opposite. So sad.

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Version 10.7.3

This is a bad situation, I've heard bad things about Lion server elsewhere as well. Have you had a chance to check and see if the new 10.3.4 at least addresses most of the issues? The "what's new" seems pretty comprehensive, so I guess I'm slightly hopeful...


This is really very helpful. I'd be a first time server installer and appreciate your saving me all the aggravation.

Trashie Member IconComment+256

Thought Mac did not care about the server market - guess this is just for Mac Mini users....?

I think Apple have all the pieces a little investment and they could nail the server market. They just never invested in it enough.

Bring Mac Ports in house bring back some great server hardware..keep costs in check...get some deals done with vmware...yeah they could do it they failed because all their attention was on the consumer market.

Then again do they want to do everything?

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Version 10.7.3
Pedro-Fardilha Member IconReview+222

• WebDAV permissions are terribly broken.
Not only when checking the permission thru the finder or thru the Server app produce different results, but also it's impossible to make a "rename" operation work.
So, a user can create, delete, upload and download files or folders, but it's impossible to change the name of them, no matter what it's on the ACLs.

• Printer sharing no longer works thru internet

• iCal server keep giving reconnecting problem to iOS clients

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Version 10.7.2

Just a little more info that I just found out:
iCal server somehow forgets to push the birthday field to some clients (like iCal itself), so every time that a card is edited on another machine, that card will lose the birthday info (if theres any, of course)

Hun Member IconComment+0

HI! I have just bought a mac mini server. Yesterday I set up the Admin account, updated to 10.7.2, then made migration (with assistant) from my macbook (on which I am having the updated lion client version).
Now I have my old profile as a user account on the server, and when I log in the automatic software update tells me that I have to download lion server update for this account also.
But I have it already on the Admin, should I download again the nearly 1gb stuff also at account level?

Thanks for your advice

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Version 10.7.2
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Version 10.7.5
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Version 10.7.1
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Version 10.7
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Version 10.7
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Downloads 15,928
Version Downloads 7,352
Type Utilities / System
License Updater
Date 19 Sep 2012
Platform Intel 64 / OS X / Intel 32
Price $49.99
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