Apple rolls out Mac OS X Lion, Snow Leopard updates

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in Mac OS X edited January 2014
The 10.7.3 update is recommended for all OS X Lion users and includes general operating system fixes that improve the stability, compatibility, and security of your Mac including fixes that:



Add Catalan, Croatian, Greek, Hebrew, Romanian, Slovak, Thai, and Ukrainian language support

Address issues when using smart cards to log into OS X

Resolve issues authenticating with directory services

Address compatibility issues with Windows file sharing



For detailed information on this update, please visit this website:

http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5048.



For information on the security content of this update, please visit:

http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1222.



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  • AppleInsiderAppleInsider Kasper's Automated Slave Posts: 27,571member


    Apple on Wednesday released a host of Mac OS X updates, including 10.7.3 Lion and Lion Server, which brings various system improvements and expanded language support along with Safari 5.1.3, a new version of Sever Admin Tools, fixes for Apple Remote Desktop and security updates for Snow Leopard.



    Mac OS X 10.7 Lion Client



    Updates to Apple's newest operating system mainly look to fix existing problems to offer more stability, compatibility and security, but a host of new features is also offered like support for a number of new languages, Wi-Fi connectivity fixes and Windows file sharing compatibility among others.



    Another main component of the update is fixes to directory services, which adds improved reliability of Dynamic DNS updates and other Active Directory tweaks.



    A full list of system improvements is outlined below:





    Add Catalan, Croatian, Greek, Hebrew, Romanian, Slovak, Thai, and Ukrainian language support

    Address issues when using smart cards to log into OS X

    Address compatibility issues with Microsoft Windows file sharing

    Address an issue printing Microsoft Word documents that use markup

    Address a graphics performance issue after sleep on some earlier iMacs that use ATI graphics

    Resolve a Wi-Fi connection issue when waking from sleep

    Address an issue that may prevent Safari from opening before joining a wireless network

    Fix a potential issue authenticating to an SMB DFS share

    Include RAW image compatibility for additional digital cameras



    Directory Serivices



    Improve binding to read-only Active Directory Domain Controllers

    Improve binding and login speed for Active Directory users in a domain whose name ends in ".local"

    Improve reliability of Dynamic DNS (DDNS) updates by Active Directory clients

    Allow login with an Active Directory username that contains a space

    Improve compatibility with Active Directory schemas that have been extended with the "apple-user-homeDirectory" and "apple-user-homeurl" attributes

    Fix home directory Dock item for Active Directory users with mobile accounts

    Allow NIS users with MD5-hashed passwords to log in











    Mac OS X Lion 10.7.3 with Safari 5.1.3 can be downloaded via Software Update or through Apple's support page that offers Client, Client Combo versions that are 997.01 MB and 1.2 GB, respectively. Users must be running Mac OS X Lion 10.7.2 to update.



    Mac OS X Lion Server and Server Admin Tools



    Along with the updates to the Client version, the Mac OS X Lion Server update brings fixes and features to the server side of the operating system, including file sharing and VPN server app improvements, enhancements to the web and Wiki server applications and updates to the profile manager. Beyond the new components, various bug fixes and security upgrades were added.



    The full list of server additions can be found here.



    The Mac OS X Lion Server update is 1 GB, while the Server Combo version comes in at 1.34 GB, and both require Lion 10.7.



    Released alongside the Lion Server update is a refresh of Apple's Server Admin Tools, which adds supplementary applications for use with the Mac OS X server. New versions of Podcast Composer, Server Admin, Server Monitor, System Image Utility, Workgroup Manager and Xgrid Admin are included in the 202.59 MB update. Mac OS X Lion or Lion Server are required.



    Snow Leopard and Apple Remote Desktop



    Apple's legacy Snow Leopard and Snow Leopard Server operating systems saw only minor security patches, though it is recommended that users install the latest software.



    The Snow Leopard downloads, which can be found through Software Update or at Apple's support page, weigh in at 192.73 MB for the Client version and 212.09 MB for Snow Leopard Server, with both requiring Mac OS X 10.6.8.



    Apple's Remote Desktop Client received improvements in screen sharing authentication when using Kerberos or when authenticating as a user with no password and a fix regarding the control of a remote computer with two displays when the primary display is on the right.



    The Apple Remote Desktop 3.5.2 update comes in at 3.75 MB and requires Mac OS X 10.6 or later.

  • moxommoxom Posts: 325member




    Downloading from the UK...



  • patranuspatranus Posts: 366member
    Can I send group emails in iPhoto yet?

    (seriously Apple)
  • moxommoxom Posts: 325member
    Oh boy.... Guess I'll try again tomorrow...



  • talkingnewmediatalkingnewmedia Posts: 78member
    I usually update my OS immediately, but no reason to rush into this one... unless you are Ukrainian, I suppose.
  • andysolandysol Posts: 2,506member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by MoXoM View Post


    Oh boy.... Guess I'll try again tomorrow...







    I'm giving it a go now.





    On a side note: How is this a 10.7.X update? It is pretty pathetic- yet its a huge update (730mb). Some underlying stuff that isn't public yet? I thought it was supposed to address iWork, iCal, Address Book, etc.
  • balldomeballdome Posts: 5member
    Should I install the airport update first?
  • moxommoxom Posts: 325member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Andysol View Post






    I'm giving it a go now.



    Good luck!!



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by balldome View Post


    Should I install the airport update first?



    Hmm.. I don't think it matters - but I could be wrong...
  • guyrguyr Posts: 28member
    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5048



    It appears a lot of Networking tweaks, more than just language updates at any rate.



    And for those that don't like links...



    What's included?



    The OS X Lion v10.7.3 Update includes Safari 5.1.3 and fixes that:

    ■Add Catalan, Croatian, Greek, Hebrew, Romanian, Slovak, Thai, and Ukrainian language support

    ■Address issues when using smart cards to log into OS X

    ■Address compatibility issues with Microsoft Windows file sharing

    ■Address an issue printing Microsoft Word documents that use markup

    ■Address a graphics performance issue after sleep on some earlier iMacs that use ATI graphics

    ■Resolve a Wi-Fi connection issue when waking from sleep

    ■Address an issue that may prevent Safari from opening before joining a wireless network

    ■Fix a potential issue authenticating to an SMB DFS share

    ■Include RAW image compatibility for additional digital cameras



    Directory Services



    ■Improve binding to read-only Active Directory Domain Controllers

    ■Improve binding and login speed for Active Directory users in a domain whose name ends in ".local"

    ■Improve reliability of Dynamic DNS (DDNS) updates by Active Directory clients

    ■Allow login with an Active Directory username that contains a space

    ■Improve compatibility with Active Directory schemas that have been extended with the "apple-user-homeDirectory" and "apple-user-homeurl" attributes

    ■Fix home directory Dock item for Active Directory users with mobile accounts

    ■Allow NIS users with MD5-hashed passwords to log in



    For information about the security content of this update, please visit: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1222.



    Edit - I see AI has now posted this info...
  • xian zhu xuandexian zhu xuande Posts: 801member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by balldome View Post


    Should I install the airport update first?



    Doesn't matter. When it does matter, Apple doesn't display the update until the required version of OS X is installed.
  • lmgslmgs Posts: 63member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Patranus View Post


    Can I send group emails in iPhoto yet?

    (seriously Apple)



    Maybe I'm missing the problem here, but I do this all the time..
  • mazda 3smazda 3s Posts: 1,440member
    I'm running 10.7.2 and downloaded the client update (MacOSXUpd10.7.3.dmg) and I keep getting this message when trying to install it. I'm running a late 2011 13" MacBook Air.







    When I try updating from Software Update, it doesn't show anything
  • tenchi211tenchi211 Posts: 38member
    It seems I can't connect to Apple's servers at the moment. I guess I'll try it again later
  • tempo2010tempo2010 Posts: 4member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Mazda 3s View Post


    I'm running 10.7.2 and downloaded the client update (MacOSXUpd10.7.3.dmg) and I keep getting this message when trying to install it. I'm running a late 2011 13" MacBook Air.







    When I try updating from Software Update, it doesn't show anything



    In which case you should download the client combo update and install that OR just use the Software Update option from the Apple menu.
  • mazda 3smazda 3s Posts: 1,440member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by tempo2010 View Post


    In which case you should download the client combo update and install that OR just use the Software Update option from the Apple menu.



    As I stated above, I tried using Software Update and nothing showed up. I'm downloading the combo update now.
  • digitalclipsdigitalclips Posts: 15,030member
    Both my MBPs, an i7 an i5 updated Lion flawlessly via software update. I am on FiOS 25/25 in SW Florida.



    I swear Safari is snappier!
  • jragostajragosta Posts: 10,473member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Andysol View Post






    I'm giving it a go now.





    On a side note: How is this a 10.7.X update? It is pretty pathetic- yet its a huge update (730mb). Some underlying stuff that isn't public yet? I thought it was supposed to address iWork, iCal, Address Book, etc.



    It appears to include a new version of Safari, as well.
  • markbyrnmarkbyrn Posts: 556member
    If somebody has installed the update, what is the build number? Is it 11D50?
  • gkroegergkroeger Posts: 7member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by markbyrn View Post


    If somebody has installed the update, what is the build number? Is it 11D50?



    Yes, it's 11D50
  • ikjeft1bikjeft1b Posts: 7member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Mazda 3s View Post


    As I stated above, I tried using Software Update and nothing showed up. I'm downloading the combo update now.



    A couple of possibilities:

    (1) restart your computer into recovery mode (hold down COMMAND and R keys through the restart, letting go once the Apple logo / spinning gear shows on the screen) and then use Disk Utility to repair the "Macintosh HD" volume.



    if you can then install the update after this, we're done. if repairs fail, go to the Genius Bar for help. if repair is successful but the problem remains, the likely possibility is some kind of partition error on the startup drive, possibly due to either current or previous use of Boot Camp, or possibly because you're using PGP disk encryption on the boot volume. if it's a partitioning problem, you can remove the Boot Camp/Windows partition and then rebuild it after updating the OS (if you have Boot Camp) or restart into recovery mode again and try resizing the "Macintosh HD" volume using Disk Utility (make it at least 1GB larger than it currently is). if it's a PGP issue, turn off disk encryption.



    or, just book a Genius Bar appointment for help.
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