“Small Business Server 2011 Essentials”, “Windows Home Server 2011” or “Windows Storage Server 2008 R2 Essentials”.
Mac OS x10.8 (Mountain Lion) is supported by client connector for the above 3 products. However, there are several compatibility issues reported. While we are actively working on further resolutions, we recommend following steps to workaround these issues.
After downloading the connector, double clicking the connector for mac, you will get an error dialog, indicating that the application is not from an identified developer.
This is caused by the Gatekeeper, a new feature of Mountain Lion, that requires applications to be signed by identified developers.
1. Navigate to Application folder
2. Show Package Contents of Windows Server Launchpad
3. Navigate to info.plist
4. Modify the info.plist permission to grant current user write permission
5. Find ServerInfoDefaultHTTPPort and change its default value from 80 to 65510
6. Modify the info.plist permission back to its default setting.
7. Restart Launchpad
For Mac client version lower than OS X 10.7 (Lion), you can configure the Mac time machine using Mac UI, and backup to a SMB share on the server. The Launchpad will display the time machine status.
Dashboard issue: There's a quicker way to edit Info.plist. Open a terminal and navvigate to
/Applications/Windows Server Launchpad.app/Contents
Now run the command
sudo nano Info.plist
Enter your password, make the change, then press Ctrl+X (Exit), Y (Yes) and Enter.
This fix, results in an unexpected error on Mountain Lion 10.8.2 - where the launchpad doesn't sign in and it is still rendered useless.
When I run the Mac Connector with WHS 2011, I was able to pass User Credentials, Client Description but failed the Installation step. I got Registration failed: Cannot establish connection with the registration service. From the Server Dashboard I can see my Macbook Pro but failed to register computer type and OS system. Any idea?