Are you sure you should be using the full path?
Shouldn't it just be "fmnet:/172.16.2.50/Equipment_Audit.fp7"? I didn't know you could see the path on the other side of a fmnet url.
Regards, good luck.
That's what I started with, and have now gone back to.
I still get the message that it can't find some of the tables, and when you search for them in the remote dialog they are not there. Only the main file and two of the five externals appear for selection. All files are open and in the same directory on the host machine.
It's obviously something simple I've missed, thanks for your advice, I'll keep trying
Open each of the problem files with FileMaker Pro and select Sharing from the file menu to see if they have been set up correctly for sharing over the network.
I've opened each one individually on the host and checked fm sharing is on. All of the files show up in the open files field in the share screen on the host machine, and the host has no trouble finding them. It's only the clients that have trouble finding them, and when you click remote to look for them, it only sees two of the five and the main file.
Do you authenticate with the Server with anything different from "Admin" and blank password? It looks like you have different sets of users/permissions on the five files, and the user you are authenticating with has permission only to see those two files...
Regards, good luck.
I am not hosting from the server but a host machine.
On the host machine, all files are opened with "Admin" and a blank password in file options.
In preferences all users are set to "Admin"
All accounts and privileges have "Admin" active and with no password.
FileMaker sharing is on for all users, (and all files are visible in the available files dialog).
It is just when you start it on a client machine, it doesn't find them then, you click ok and remote, select the server and the file is not visible for selection.
I think I'm going to bite the bullet and mount it on the server to see if my pc is the problem.
Thankyou Ivan and Phil for your help, I'll post if it works.