3 Replies Latest reply on Mar 14, 2010 5:59 PM by Jonny.d

    FM10A IWP Won't Start



      FM10A IWP Won't Start



      I'm having an issue where I get an error that says Instant Web Publishing can't be started. I know this issue has come up a number of times but I haven't been able to find any concrete answers. I'm running 10 Advanced on Leopard Server. I've tried reinstalling FileMaker and deleting the web.prefs file.


      Any suggestions?


        • 1. Re: FM10A IWP Won't Start



          Thank you for your post.


          If Instant Web Publishing can't get started, that usually points to a port conflict.  Since you are on Leopard Server, try stopping all other processes.  It still may take a couple of minutes to release the ports, and then try launching FileMaker Pro again.  If this is unsuccessfull, reboot the Server.  Remove the following Preferences file:


          User Account -> Library -> Preferences -> com.filemaker.client.advanced.plist


          (or possibly com.filemaker.pro.advanced.plist...  I have several versions installed on my computer)


          Launch FileMaker Pro and see if the problem persists.  If so, create a new user account, log-in to the new user account, and launch FileMaker Pro.  Does this work?


          Any other information you can provide may be helpful in narrowing down the possible cause(s).



          FileMaker, Inc. 

          • 2. Re: FM10A IWP Won't Start

            Thanks TSGal!

            Was a port conflict. The key was to be patient and wait a minute or two after turning off all other services.


            • 3. Re: FM10A IWP Won't Start

              I'm having the same problem.  I get the error message that iwp can not start.  However, I'm running fmp 10 advanced on Windows XP.


              I normally run my software on a Mac but decided to have this iwp dedicated to an old PC.  Please advise what files to delete on a PC