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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.

730.6MB...




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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.
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Downloading from the UK...

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Can I send group emails in iPhoto yet?
(seriously Apple)
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Oh boy.... Guess I'll try again tomorrow...

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I usually update my OS immediately, but no reason to rush into this one... unless you are Ukrainian, I suppose.
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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.

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post #8 of 105
Should I install the airport update first?
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post #9 of 105
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I'm giving it a go now.

Good luck!!

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Should I install the airport update first?

Hmm.. I don't think it matters - but I could be wrong...
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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...
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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.
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Can I send group emails in iPhoto yet?
(seriously Apple)

Maybe I'm missing the problem here, but I do this all the time..
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post #13 of 105
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
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It seems I can't connect to Apple's servers at the moment. I guess I'll try it again later
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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.
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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.
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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!
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post #18 of 105
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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.
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post #19 of 105
If somebody has installed the update, what is the build number? Is it 11D50?
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If somebody has installed the update, what is the build number? Is it 11D50?

Yes, it's 11D50
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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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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.

My combo download is still going to take another hour to finish. If that doesn't work, I'll try the recovery suggestion.

But I will add, I don't use Boot Camp and don't have anything partitioned. I also don't use any encryption.

The funny thing is, I just downloaded the latest Airport Utility through Software Update a few days ago and had no problems installing that.
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The support page for the Snow Leopard update (http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1489) links to http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1222 for more information, but that page hasn't been updated in months. This has happened for all updates in recent memory.

I guess it shouldn't make any difference; regardless of what Apple tells us an update does, whether it addresses an issue we're having or not, they insist there are all kinds of unlisted changes and we would be stupid not to trust them, even if we've been burned by updates in the past. All it does is make me more mistrustful. They need to stop treating customers as afterthoughts.
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Yes, it's 11D50

That was your second post ever in almost two years? I laugh. I don't know why, I just find it funny.
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I swear Safari is snappier!

I wish this would die
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Those links worked for me. They show Updated today. If I scroll down it has a link to what was fixed security wise.

EDIT: here is the direct link to the description of the security updates. http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5130

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Originally Posted by thecynicwithin View Post

The support page for the Snow Leopard update (http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1489) links to http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1222 for more information, but that page hasn't been updated in months. This has happened for all updates in recent memory.

I guess it shouldn't make any difference; regardless of what Apple tells us an update does, whether it addresses an issue we're having or not, they insist there are all kinds of unlisted changes and we would be stupid not to trust them, even if we've been burned by updates in the past. All it does is make me more mistrustful. They need to stop treating customers as afterthoughts.
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post #27 of 105
So the first two systems I tried it on - a Mac Mini (client) and a Mac Mini (Server) both got to installing and then stopped with an error message about package could not be expanded so install can be tried again next time software update is run.
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I wish this would die

Other things I noticed.
  1. This may have resolved a networking issue I had. At least in the sense of trying to connect via Wifi at one location I frequent.
  2. Maybe it is me but I think teminal now has new themes or window appearances to choose from.
  3. On my early 2008 MBP it seems to have resolved a responsiveness problem with user interface menu items. Need a longer run to verify this, but that lag was terrible at times.

It has only been a few minutes though, need more time to digest what is going on here but it does feel a bit better on my old hardware. Really though don't knock updates, they always seem to fix a few things that aren't even noted in the release notes.
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The new cursor-pointer (hand) in 10.7.3 makes me uncomfortable.
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That was your second post ever in almost two years? I laugh. I don't know why, I just find it funny.

I read threads here, and post on several developer lists... but mostly I have real work to do.
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I wish this would die

I'm fine with it sticking around as long as it's not the joking go-to response for every update. If you honestly feel it's snappier, go ahead and post it.
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That's Lion, not Snow Leopard. I don't have Lion.

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Those links worked for me. They show Updated today. If I scroll down it has a link to what was fixed security wise.

EDIT: here is the direct link to the description of the security updates. http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5130
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Should I install the airport update first?

You can still download the old one and use it along side. I'm not a fan of the new one as it has limited some of the advanced config options and information about wireless clients.
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Hey, apparently the cursor and pointer finger have had their icons changed. Anyone notice that?
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Originally Posted by GuyR View Post

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

That link is dead already. Hopefully it will return soon. And back again..... must be a network glitch.
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It appears a lot of Networking tweaks, more than just language updates at any rate.

I've already seen an issue corrected with at least one attempt to connect to one funky Wifi location. This failure to connect was a bit random, so time will tell.
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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...

Looks like there are many fixes beyond those listed.
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Originally Posted by digitalclips View Post

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!

I downloaded the +700MB update in less than 2 minutes

Update went without issues.
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The new cursor-pointer (hand) in 10.7.3 makes me uncomfortable.

Mickey Mouse hand!
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Originally Posted by TalkingNewMedia View Post

I usually update my OS immediately, but no reason to rush into this one... unless you are Ukrainian, I suppose.

Does anyone know if there is a way we don't have to add all the foreign language options. I'll never be using them. I only speak and read English.
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I wish this would die

Except I was serious. Hence I was laughing. It's been taking 90 seconds to load for me till this update.
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post #40 of 105
The only issue I have with Lion is Safari crashing and taking down the whole system with it. I downloaded and installed, now to find out if Safari was fixed or not?

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