By Richard Mallion
Apple has released the Mac OS X 10.7.4 Update for client and server. This update includes a variety of bug fixes and security updates. Two of the most significant changes are a fix to a restoring windows bug and a patch for a potential security issue with FileVault passwords. An update to Safari is also bundled within the software update.
The complete change log for 10.7.4 client is as follows:
- Resolve an issue in which the “Reopen windows when logging back in” setting is always enabled.
- Improve compatibility with certain British third-party USB keyboards.
- Addresses permission issues that may be caused if you use the Get Info inspector function “Apply to enclosed items…” on your home directory.
- Improve Internet sharing of PPPoE connections.
- Improve using a proxy auto-configuration (PAC) file.
- Address an issue that may prevent files from being saved to an SMB server.
- Improve printing to an SMB print queue.
- Improve performance when connecting to a WebDAV server.
- Enable automatic login for NIS accounts.
- Include RAW image compatibility for additional digital cameras.
- Improve the reliability of binding and logging into Active Directory accounts.
The complete change log for 10.7.4 Server is as follows:
- defining custom names for file share points
- using Kerberos authentication
- emptying trash when using a network mounted home directory
- using WebDAV with third-party iOS clients
- copying files and Finder information over SMB
- general reliability of SMB file services
- enhanced payloads and management settings for iOS and OS X clients
- reliability of device enrollments after changing server hostname
- configuring VPN management settings
- using profiles to join 802.1x networks
- installing enterprise iOS applications
- setting iCloud, Spotlight and Media Restrictions for OS X clients
- improved handling of URL redirects and alias matches
- improved reliability of SMTP services
- prevent overwriting of manually configured greylisted mail servers
The update also includes specific fixes for:
- more flexible service data storage
- reconfiguring DNS settings when changing hostnames
- editing DNS expirations
- archival and migration of Open Directory
- preserving local accounts during upgrades