I don't understand this post. FMS doesn't perform searches. The FM client performs a search on a file hosted by FMS. Also, it seems to me that FMP froze when searching the unstored calc field and not FMS. It would seem that restarting the client machine or simply relaunching FMP on that machine, while it shouldn't be necessary, would be the logical approach.
You're not understanding. When the file is hosted on FileMaker Server, inaccurate search results are returned to the client. When the file is opened as a local file on the client machine, the search results are fine. And yes, FileMaker Server itself freezes, not the client. This search problem has already been confirmed to be an FMS bug in the thread I linked to above... I just can't believe that such a dangerous & potentially destructive bug hasn't been fixed yet. Would really love someone at FMI to put some urgency into this pressing matter.
Thank you for your posts.
I have replied to your post at the link you provided above.
It wasn't clear to me that you were performing the find server side.