We've been using FileMaker 10, 11 and 12 on windows xp and 7 without any problems.
If you create a small, brand new file with some simple scripts and try to run them, do they work on your Windows systems?
Do you have anti-virus software installed on these pcs? The file may be blocked or quarantined by the anti-virus software.
@PhilModJunk: I just created a brand new file with some simple scripts and they don't work on Windows. very strange.
@SChamblee: Anti-Virus is turned off. We can sitll access the file, but all of the scripts within it aren't working.
Thanks for your help!
Is the file open with a full access password at the time that you are testing the scripts?
@PhilModJunk Yup! Open and with full access.
While I doubt that this is the issue behind your scripts not working, I will note that the FileMaker versions you are reporting are all "v1". There are free updaters that can be downloaded from FileMaker that will update, for example, 11.0v1 to 11.0v3. These are bug fix updates that can correct a number of different issues with the database.
Download the following file to one of the windows computers. Do not host it from the server. Open it and click the button. Also try selecting the script from the Scripts menu. You should see a simple custom dialog appear--the only step in the script. If it does not appear than I can only conclude that there is something not right with your computers--either in the installation or in some other application that is interfering with FileMaker's correct function.
@PhilModJunk - Updated to the latest version available and opened your file. If I use the button, it doesn't work, but if I select it from the script menu, it works fine.
Very strange behavior!
Thanks for your help. We've been debating switching to another system for these files, and I think the time may have finally come.
If you think of anything else, your input would be greatly appreciated!
It would appear that something is interfering with the mouse click event on those computers. You might try this method--sometimes used to identify applications that might be causing FileMaker to crash to see if there might be something in play that is preventing FileMaker from "receiving" the mouse clicks:
To check for possible problems on a specific computer, you may want to run a utility to check out the hard drive and also to check out the user accounts on that computer for possible problems.
To rule out some other issues with your specific computer on Windows systems,
Select Run from the start menu and type in:
Then, under the Services tab, you can stop all non-Microsoft services. If this solves the issue, then you need to look at what services you stopped and see which is one is the culprit.