Archive for March 30, 2011

Retrieving your OS X Server’s serial number if you’ve lost it.

March 30, 2011 2 comments

If your OS X Server has died and you need to rebuild it, you may find that you haven’t kept good track of where your serial number is. Nathan Toups posted a solution for that in his Twitter feed.

To do this on a running system:

1. Log in with an admin account.

2. Open Terminal.

3. Type sudo cat /etc/systemserialnumbers/xsvr

Your OS X Server’s serial number and the registered name and organization should be displayed.

If you’re retrieving from backups, get the xsvr file from /etc/systemserialnumbers to retrieve the serial number.


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