Was the copy of Filemaker being run locally or on the VM?
Sorry just realised you had already answered that. Might be worth taking a look at the Filemaker Webinar http://www.filemaker.com/support/webinars/seminars.html it is called 'Going Virtual with FileMaker Software'.
Thanks for the reply. The seminar doesn't really address the issue since we've already set-up FM on a virtual server.
As a test, I ran the same process on a similar database on a "local" MacBook Air
A better test would be to run exactly the same process on an exact copy of the same database to rule out any issues other than the VM that might be a factor. You should be able to get a back up copy of the DB and test it on a local machine to see how it goes.
Thanks for the suggestion. Actually, the DB that I used for the local test was the "development" version that we then installed on the server. The DB is fairly "flat,"with no relationships defined and only a couple of layouts.