Error: OSX Web Service “Error Reading Settings”


After upgrading my servers to 10.7.3, I received the error message “Error Reading Settings” when clicking the “Web Service” in “”.

With the release of 10.7.3 Server you can now perform port redirects via the “” With that in mind & the fact that I had manually added a redirect as mentioned here, i decided to revert my web service back to the default settings & then apply the redirect using “”

To reset the web service back to default settings i ran the below with not running:

sudo serveradmin command web:command=restoreFactorySettings

I then relaunched “” clicked web service & we were back in business!

Managing Apple Software Update Server Across Multiple Servers 10.5/10.6/10.7

UPDATE: For 10.8+ see: Managing Apple Software Update Server Across Multiple Servers 10.8+.

An internal Apple Software Update Server (ASUS) allows administrators to control what software updates client computers download etc.. more information about this service can be found here.

This all works great, but the initial setup requires you to manually tick each update to enable it to be downloaded.

This can be a bit of a pain especially when managing mulitple servers.

The following post advises on how to setup a Master ASUS with other servers Replicating the enabled updates. Saving the Admin time when setting up new servers & allowing central management.

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