For Immediate Release
MEDIA ALERT: GroupLogic Identifies a Workaround Solution for Mac OS X 10.5.6 “No Results” Search Problem
March 18, 2009 (Arlington VA) - For users running Mac OS X 10.5.6 clients searching on AFP (Apple Filing Protocol) servers not running Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, GroupLogic has identified a workaround solution to the “no results” search problem and has published a Knowledge Base article that details the steps users can take to now search productively.
An Apple bug discovered in Mac OX 10.5.6 causes it to report no search results when searching non-Leopard servers mounted over AFP. This bug was reported in January 2009 and has been the subject of much discussion. Affected servers include Mac OS X 10.4 (Tiger), Mac OS X 10.3 (Panther), as well as third-party AFP servers including ExtremeZ-IP, and Microsoft's now discontinued Services for Macintosh (SFM) on Windows 2000 or Windows 2003.
The solution identified by GroupLogic is a free search utility that can be used in lieu of the Spotlight Client search tool built-in to 10.5.6. GroupLogic recommends the use of this workaround until the problem is fixed in a future release of Mac OS X.
Users can learn more about the workaround solution at the GroupLogic web site in an article entitled “Workaround for Mac OS X 10.5.6 Search Bug”.
Leah Gabriel Nurik
Gabriel Marketing Group
GroupLogic helps enterprise and education IT organizations simply and securely integrate diverse computing platforms into enterprise environments, connecting employees to enterprise files, content and assets to facilitate a more productive and efficient work environment. With more than two decades of experience, GroupLogic leads the marketplace in helping IT organizations effectively and easily manage the integration of Apple products into the enterprise ecosystem. Whether IT organizations are looking to integrate existing Apple assets, purchase additional Apple hardware like Macs and iPads, or want to take advantage of the hardware costs savings that accompany the adoption of IT consumerization, GroupLogic enables IT organizations to easily and securely manage the rapid integration of diverse platforms while ensuring resources are optimized. GroupLogic enables the enterprise to focus on what is really important - competitive differentiation, improved employee productivity, mitigated risk and reduced costs. GroupLogic's proven products - mobilEcho, ExtremeZ-IP, ArchiveConnect, and MassTransit - are in use by some of the world's most innovative companies, including Christie's, International Greetings and Omnicom Group.