AppleShare IP 6.1 Update Overview

By: Richard Glaser - Revised: 2006-07-13 devin


AppleShare IP Server 6.1 is optimized for Mac OS 8.5. Key new features include remote web administration, TCP/IP filtering, Sherlock searching support, multi-hosting web support, and shared IMAP folders.


The "AppleShare 6.1 Update" is available at:

USER: Guest
VOLUME: Public Software
FOLDER: Public Software:Systems_and_Print_Drivers:Networking & Communication:AppleShare IP:ASIP 6.1 Update.smi


Click here (link dead)

Installation Problems

There has been many complaints installing the AppleShare IP 6.1 update. EXAMPLE - "The update proceeds normally until the end where it goes to clean up and make final settings changes, then the Installer will crash sometimes with a system error, sometimes with an installer error, sometimes just a freeze."

Here is what we believe to be the last word on the optimal installation procedure for ASIP 6.1. These instructions include updating to 8.5.1. The AppleShare IP team has completed its testing and is pleased to report that AppleShare IP 6.1 and Mac OS 8.5.1 are compatible.
  • Download/Copy the ASIP update installer and the Mac OS 8.5.1 Update installer to your system disk.
  • Update the hard disk driver with Drive Setup 1.6.2 if applicable
  • Restart your computer from the Mac OS 8.5 CD
  • Perform a "Clean Install" of MacOS 8.5. Be sure to uncheck "Update Hard Disk Drivers."
  • Install Opendoc (also on the 8.5 cd)
  • Update to 8.5.1
  • Make configs (Network, TCP/IP,...) and copy any vital preferences from your Previous System Folder such as the Users and Groups file.
  • Restart w/ extensions off (SHIFT pressed), FROM MacOS 8.5 CD
  • Install AppleShare IP 6.0 (or 6.1 if that is the version CD that you have and skip the next step.)
  • Run the ASIP 6.1 Update Installer, switching to install on your normal system