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10.4: Bring search to OS 9 clients via Searchlight OS X Server
Recently we installed an Intel XServe at a company where all Mac stations were running Mac OS 9.2.2. I may seem odd, but here in Greece, most of the publishing companies still rely on native boot Mac OS 9 stations. The problem that occurred was that none of the Mac OS 9 stations could not search the 1.5TB shared AFP volume of the XServe with Sherlock, an abilty that the older Panther Server use to provide.

After extensive search, I end up to the conclusion -- I may be wrong -- that the missing Install Mac OS 9 drivers option of the Disk Utility was to blame. This conclusion came up since Mac OS 9 clients can successfully search any PowerPC-based Tiger Server. I've come up with this solution: install Searchlight, a $29.90 utility, on the XServe, and Netscape 7.02 on the Mac OS 9 clients. It's not perfect, but it's a solution.

[robg adds: Lacking an Xserve here at macosxhints HQ, I can't confirm either the problem or a solution...]
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