Thank you for your post.
The "New Database..." and "New fFom Starter Solution..." options are both available, but when you attempt to access either one, you will receive the message This command cannot be used by this installation of FileMaker".
I have submitted a suggestion to either remove these menu options or gray them in a future release of FileMaker Pro.
Ah, okay. I *think* this is different behavior than previous versions, and that is what through off my client (who reported it to me and I didn't have the ability to test).