Here's the D/L page for the Mac OS X 10.6.8 Server Supplemental Update ("includes specific fixes for server-side performance issues when using Server Monitor").
Apple also posted v1.1 of the previous 10.6.8 (delta/combo/server) updaters - here are the download pages for them:
Question/Info on Running Snow Leopard on 2011 Mini (Updated)
I realize the new Mini hasn't been out long but posting a reader request. (My first thought was using a SL install from a 2011 MacBook Pro or iMac since they originally shipped with SL and have sandy bridge/Thunderbolt/AMD 6xxx GPU support. However most don't have access to that and I wasn't sure if the 10.6.8 Combo Updater includes those support files. (See reply below - it does apparently.) If anyone has tried it, let me know. Thanks.)
Hi Mike, do you have information on installing Snow Leopard on the 2011 Mac Mini? Since Lion can't run Rosetta, this would be a good option. I have found this report on a German website: http://www.macfix.de/index.php?id=467938. (Here's a Google English translation)
The screenshot shows a 2011 Mac Mini (model with Radeon graphics?) running SL.
The Mini is booted from a 2011 Macbook Pro in target mode.
But maybe there's more to know about this? Which system builds of SL can run on which Mac Mini models?
(Officially Apple says to not install an earlier OS/build that what shipped with it since w/o necessary support files it may not even boot or have other problems. (Although in some specific cases, readers have done that in the past using builds from another model.) Here's a link to the apple doc on OS X Builds shipped with various Macs. It lists the SL builds that shipped with the 2011 iMacs and MacBook Pros.-Mike)
The reason why I'm interested in the Mini is that I am looking for an inexpensive new Mac to run my two monitors, and this looks like a good chance. Also, the Mini can have a second internal harddrive, according to iFixit (when there's a fitting cable available).
Best regards, Wolfgang
Update: A reader reply on the 10.6.8 Combo Update (regarding my question if the Combo Update included SB/Thunderbolt, etc files)
"I have not done this with a 2011 Mini. BUT I can confirm that using a non-Thunderbolt Mac OS X 10.6 Install DVD and the 10.6.8 combo update makes a version of 10.6.8 that will run on the (2011) Thunderbolt MacBook Pro (13") - which was part of your question. An ideal method would be to use a utility like instaDMG to build a base 10.6.8 OS and try imaging it onto the Mac Mini. If it boots, then it's a hunt to see if everything works.
Although there could still be some issues with the 2011 mini, Mike L's comments give some hope it may work since the german thread (above) noted booting a 2011 Mini from a 2011 MacBook Pro HD in Target disk mode and that in his (appx 15min) tests that "Audio, video, software, FireWire, USB works!".
Of course I'd still like more proof/longer use tests. I'm sure that will happen eventually. Update2: Here's a link to an incredibly long drawn out zdnet article on installing Snow Leopard on a Mini (Lion) Server. (5 pages - gotta get the page view counts up I guess)
(BTW - Someone else that apparently didn't see/read what I said already in the embedded text above (on OS X builds, etc) sent basically the same thing I'd already mentioned on the potential issues with previous OS/builds lacking support files, etc for later hardware. I'm sure Wolfgang (and anyone that tries it) realizes it's not a supported config, no assurance there will not be problems (major or minor), etc. As I said originally, of course Apple does not support (nor recommend) using earlier builds/OS versions than what the mac shipped with.)
"SMBX and WDTV/Lion
Just FYI, I have solved the SMB sharing to WDTV issue by installing Samba3 using MacPorts, following the instructions posted here: Boxee forums thread on Installing Samba 3 on Mac OS X 10.7 using MacPorts.
Also, for whatever reason, streaming 1080p .MOV files produced by my Canon 7D over the network (Gigabit network, but 100 mbit interface on WDTV) works better than it did using Snow Leopard's SMB, although it still isn't perfect. Framerate starts dropping and audio stutters after almost a minute of playback.
(here's his earlier report on his Lion upgrade)
Thought I'd drop you a line so you could share a warning for others upgrading to Lion. I made the switch on my custom-built Hackintosh (quad Core i5 @ 4.1 GHz, Asus P8P67 motherboard, 16GB RAM, Radeon 6850 1GB) from Snow Leopard 10.6.8 to Lion, and it's been mostly painless. Two pieces of software that I rely on became incompatible: Retrospect (for nightly automated backups) and Spyder2Express display calibration software. Both are PowerPC only, and Lion cuts Rosetta support. Retrospect was easily remedied with a switch to Carbon Copy Cloner (which, BTW, is easier to use, more intuitive, more compatible, faster, etc., and only cost me a $10 donation by Paypal), however I am going to have to keep a Snow Leopard boot volume around in order to calibrate my displays from time to time. No big deal, and I was prepared for both of these since I knew they were PowerPC applications.
However, there is another stickier situation: apparently Lion cuts true SMB support, and replaces it with an Apple proprietary SMBX server. Problem for me is that my Western Digital WDTV Live media streamer seems incompatible with this. I previously had it connecting natively to my Hackintosh with my media volume shared using Snow Leopard's SMB sharing. Work beautifully. Now, no go. For now, I've got Playback installed on the Hackintosh, which is a media server that uses UPnP. It is not a perfect solution, and it requires paid registration to remove limitations. Hopefully Western Digital can issue a firmware update that enables the player to work with Lion's SMBX."
Lots of post/articles on Lion issues like this last week. (Here's one I linked to earlier at PCMag Apple OS X Lion, NAS Data Issues Widespread with notes on issues with WD, Lacie, etc although Synology reportedly had posted a (beta) fix.)