How To Network Runtime Files, or Whether It's Even Possible
I have FileMaker Pro Advanced, and I've used it to create runtime files in the past. However, they've all been standalone files intended for use by a single user at a time. One of my clients has asked whether his 5-station peer-to-peer networked FileMaker Pro system could be converted over to the use of runtime files. (He's hoping to expand to more than 5 workers.) I trotted out my standard response for concealing my abysmal ignorance ("Hmmm, interesting question. Let me look into that and get back to you.") and headed right on over here to seek the advice of people with actual answers.
There are really 2 separate questions.
#1: Can I set up a 5-seat network of nothing but runtime versions of a FileMaker Pro database?
#2: Can I set up a network of 4 runtime versions connected to a main system (the source of the runtime versions) operating directly under FileMaker Pro?
In all cases, we'd be using the latest version of the program.