Better check your script. Open Remote does indeed trigger scripts set up in File OPtions to be performed when the file is opened via Open Remote. Each client that opens the database will trip this trigger.
thanks phil... i went over the script a few times and couldn't figure it out, but i eventually discovered that in the "sharing" section i had specified users but had not enabled the account that was being used to auto login so i was getting filemaker's login window instead of the scripted one. thanks again!