Yesterday we reported that Apple was sending out invalid redemption codes to eligible customers who wanted to take advantage of the Up-to-Date program allowing them to download Mountain Lion for free. Now it seems Apple is sending out replacement codes, but they are mistakenly sending out codes for the OS X Server components for Mountain Lion instead of Mountain Lion itself.
I just got my second code and was able to redeem it. The only problem is when it redeemed it came up with an error saying OSX Server cannot be downloaded because it requires OSX 10.8.0 to run. It seems they sent me a redemption code for server instead of mountain lion. The pdf with the code clearly says that the code is for Mountain Lion. My purchased tab only shows OSX Server – no Mountain Lion…
At least half a dozen users have reported the same problem in MacRumor forums, and the issue is apparently affecting a larger number of users that are receiving codes today. One user called Apple about the issue, and was told to file another request through email@example.com.
OS X Server is available through the Up-to-Date program, but is limited to users who purchased server models of the company’s Mac Pro and Mac mini lines.