Installing AppleShare IP 6.3.1 on Mac OS 9.0.4

By: Richard Glaser - Revised: 2006-06-07 devin

This document describes one method for installing AppleShare IP 6.3.1 on a computer running Mac OS 9.0.4. Many users have run into difficulty attempting to install Apple's Mac OS server suite AppleShare IP 6.3.1 after a clean installation of Mac OS 9. Specifically, the ASIP installer requires an earlier version of ASIP 6 be installed. Earlier versions of ASIP 6 refuse to install unless an out-of-date version of OpenTransport is installed. Attempting to install the older version of OpenTransport is problematic, leaving the user unable to install ASIP 6 on Mac OS 9 in order to update it to ASIP 6.3.1.

Overview of Installation Procedure
  1. Perform a clean installation of Mac OS 9 as normal.
  2. Install the Mac OS 9.0.4 update as normal.
  3. Downlaod the ASIP 6.3.1 Update.smi to the hard disk.
  4. Manually install the ASIP extensions from the ASIP 6.3.1 updater.
  5. Run the ASIP 6.3.1 updater as normal.
  6. Restart and continue setup using Easy Setup.
Detailed Walkthrough For Steps 4 - 6
  • Double-click the ASIP 6.3.1 Update.smi file to mount the installer disk-image on the desktop.
  • Locate the file AppleShare HD.img within the AppleShare IP 6.3.1 Update image.
  • This can be found in AppleShare IP 6.3.1 Update:Software Installers:Restore AppleShare IP:AppleShare HD.img.
  • Double-click the AppleShare HD.img to mount the AppleShare HD disk-image.
  • Copy the contents of the Extensions folder on the AppleShare HD disk-image to the Extensions folder inside your Mac OS 9 system folder on the hard disk of your server.
  • Drag the AppleShare HD icon from your desktop to the Trash.
  • Double-click the Apple SW Install icon within the AppleShare IP 6.3.1 Upate to begin installing AppleShare IP software on your server hard disk. When installation is finished, restart your server as normal.
  • After restarting, you will be able to proceed with AppleShare IP Easy Setup to configure your ASIP server.