FileMaker 5.5 Lengthy Start Up
Our department (of 8) has been experiencing a slow startup of FileMaker Pro 5.5 (3-5 minutes) for a long time, and I've finally decided to tackle this annoying issue by seeking outside help!
When we launch FileMaker, it starts quickly, but then it seems to sit at the "Succesfully Located TCP/IP" screen for most of the time. Our FM database does reside on a server, but this issue happens during the launch when you haven't even had a chance to open a database yet. We are using the standard (non-server) edition, and our network connection does use a TCP/IP communication.
When you go to Edit>Preferences>Application>Network Protocol and change it from "TCP/IP" to "none", it does speed up the launch to around 1 minute, but then we can't access our database. Everything dealing with our network and server seems to work fine otherwise (we can transfer files quickly and open up files on the server using MS Office, Adobe Creative Suite, etc. in a "normal" speed).
Is it something to do with FileMaker's interaction with our network? Any ideas?