Remote Install Mac OS X

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Remote Install Mac OS X
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Remote Install Mac OS X
Original author(s) Apple Inc.
Developer(s) Apple Inc.
Initial release February 12, 2008
Stable release 1.1.1 / August 28, 2009
Operating system Mac OS X
Platform Mac
Type Remote installer
Website Apple Web Site

Remote Install Mac OS X is a remote installer for use with MacBook Air laptops over the network. It works by having it run on a Macintosh or a Windows-based PC with an optical drive and then connecting over the network to a client MacBook Air (lacking an optical drive) to perform system software installs.

Remote Install Mac OS X was released as part of Mac OS X 10.5.2 on February 12, 2008.

Starting with the March 2009 version, the Mac mini also supports Remote Install, allowing the DVD drive to be replaced with a second hard drive.

A support page is available on Apple's website describing Remote Install: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT2129.

With the launch of OS X Lion, Apple has omitted Remote Install.[1][2] A workaround is to enable Target Disk Mode.

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  1. ^ "Reinstalling software using Remote Install Mac OS X v10.5 and v10.6". Apple Inc. Retrieved August 3, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Where is the "Remote Install Mac OS X" utility?". Apple Support Community. Retrieved August 3, 2011. 

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