Thats a good question!
I imagine filemaker only discovers activate database sharing servers on the same/main network that your NIC card is configured to.
Somewhere on your network there will be a bridge that is connecting the networks togather and bridging the them between each other.
1) create a filemaker file to auto openthe shared database
2) create a VBscript with the ping command that performs the ping and then opens the open databases filemaker file.
just an iead
I tried your suggestion step 1. The script just timed out. I went back over my notes from the other day when I had a Cisco tech helping solve my VPN problems. ( These guys no there stuff :) ) Since I have two subnets for my network I had to change gateway settings on my servers and this solved the remote access from the different subnet. Workstations on the same subnet seem to access without a problem. But the workstations making the request from a different subnet did not get the packets back. The Firewall settings and the gateway address on the server routed the packets back to the workstation on the other subnet. Wow, hope this helps.