Also posts two new how-to articles
Apple has posted several new articles in its support database, including two that address specific issues. One deals with upgrading to Lion from Snow Leopard from a RAID volume, while the other explains some unexpected XSan Admin behavior when inconsistent or missing-name server records are used. XSan users also got a tutorial on advanced mounting options, while a fourth deals with restoring Lion Server from a Time Machine backup.
Deals with certificate, authorization issues
Apple has posted two new technotes outlining solutions to issues users have encountered in Lion Server, the separate server version of Mac OS X 10.7. The first deals with users who cannot view podcasts if the server certificate isn't trusted, while the second offers a fix to allow administrators to access all volumes and shared folders over SMB. Both were posted to Apple's technical support site late Thursday.
Lion in biz, school supports mass deployment
Apple handled a longstanding question of how Mac OS X Lion's download-only nature would translate to large-scale licenses for business and education on Friday with a document (below) explaining the strategy. The company will give business users bulk licenses at the same $30 price with at least 20 users. Schools will have to pay for a $39 Apple Software Collection bundle in batches of 25 but will get both iLife and iWork in the pack.
Lion could hold last Server release for Mac OS X
Apple may be ready to discontinue both Xsan and Final Cut Server, "reliable" sources are quoted as saying. Although the company has, allegedly, yet to make a final decision, Hardmac also suggests that based on its information, there is little chance of Apple changing its mind. It may in fact be preparing to drop Mac OS X Server, though this would only be after a release for Mac OS X Lion, according to claims.