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10.5: Use Apple Remote Desktop for OS X Server install Install
You can use Apple Remote Desktop to connect to a machine that is booted from the O X 10.5 server installation disk by typing the first eight characters of the computer's serial number into the password field while leaving the user name field blank.

[robg adds: I haven't tested this one, and I don't know if it works with the Client installation disk as well.]
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10.5: Use Apple Remote Desktop for OS X Server install
Authored by: stukdog on Aug 26, '08 08:00:04AM

This does work as it is the default password of OS X Server whether it's an install or a machine ready to be configured with Server Assistant.

However, it should be noted that this only works when you're located on the same network.



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10.5: Use Apple Remote Desktop for OS X Server install
Authored by: 5chm31din6 on Aug 26, '08 08:28:34AM

Yup. This is how we install OS X Server on our headless Mac mini servers. Works like a charm.

As stukdog said, you need to be on the same network/subnet, but other than that it was surprisingly easy.

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10.5: Use Apple Remote Desktop for OS X Server install
Authored by: lukasha on Aug 26, '08 08:57:44AM

Any VNC program will work also. So you could actually setup OSX Server from a Windows system if you really needed to.



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10.5: Use Apple Remote Desktop for OS X Server install
Authored by: fmarder on Aug 26, '08 09:14:33AM

This is neither new nor 10.5 specific. I know it worked under 10.4 and possibly 10.3. It is server only as the appropriate ports are closed in the client installer.

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10.5: Use Apple Remote Desktop for OS X Server install
Authored by: jhackamack on Aug 26, '08 09:52:36AM

You can also use the Server Assistant that comes with the Mac OS X Server Tools (a free download) to do the install. VNC would be the way to go on a windows machine, but using the Server Assistant takes less bandwith.



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10.5: Use Apple Remote Desktop for OS X Server install
Authored by: hylight on Aug 28, '08 01:21:23AM

I just tried it with the client OSX 10.5, it does not work.



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10.5: Use Apple Remote Desktop for OS X Server install
Authored by: HunterWare on Oct 03, '08 08:28:03AM

Actually it works fine. Boot off the CDROM, after a bit of time find the IP Addr (DHCP log works there), VNC to it with no login name and a password of the first 8 letters of the Serial#. Just did it 5 min ago...



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