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OS X Mountain Lion Server For Dummies by John Rizzo

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Keeping Control of Mountain Lion Server Updates

newtomac_snowleopard.eps The Mac’s Software Update application automatically checks for updates that Apple recommends you run after you install Mountain Lion Server. Checking for updates is reasonable and security updates are important, but I don’t recommend installing any update on your brand-new Mountain Lion Server installation without doing some homework. Apple creates updates to fix problems or make improvements, but despite Apple’s best intentions, system updates can also break functionality or cause conflicts with third-party software. You may want to skip an update if it’s known to cause problems that would affect what you do with the server. You also need to wait for third-party software developers to catch up and release an update that is compatible with Apple’s latest update.

So instead of blindly installing Apple updates, here’s your homework assignment:

check.png Research what others are seeing.

check.png Configure Software Update properly.

check.png Download and test the update on another Mac or in a virtual machine, using a product such as Parallels Desktop (www.parallels.com ...

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