I use FM Server to share databases however I believe that the first person starts the share (host) the others use a (slave) remote connection to the shared file (database)
Two people cannot Host the same file. One host, many slaves.
I hope this is correct.
That is correct yes, however no other machines currently have Filemaker installed at the moment...just this one.
Could it have anythiing to do with Bonjour as I think that is required for locating the shared files.
Other than that I'm affraid I can't be of any help.
Ian Manning :
It could well be, although from what I understood, without bonjour sharing still works its just the files do not appear in the available list, you have to manually enter the location. Bonjour is installed however
I'm doing some more digging at the moment...
From what I understand port 5003 is registered for FileMaker exclusively, so no idea why its being listed against a windows service.
Mystick: Ill have a read through the linked page, thanks.
Cisco Security products also use port 5003. I discovered this by running TCPview.exe.
I work in a large organization with 400 networked computers. The Agency installed Cisco Anyconnect Secure Mobility Client - that's when we started getting the dreaded error message: Filemaker cannot share files because another user is sharing files. . . . Our computer support staff acknowledged this problem when I pointed it out to them. Apparently, even though Filemaker was officially issued port 5003, others will use it when convenient.
Does anyone have a suggestion for us? Could the ports be remapped or redirected? I and my computer staff would appreciate your comments.
I too have just been bitten by this error on a Windows7 SP1 machine, any ideas?