0 Replies Latest reply on Jun 17, 2015 1:48 AM by ranja

    FileMaker ODBC Driver for Windows is installed 'per-user'

    ranja

      Summary

      FileMaker ODBC Driver for Windows is installed 'per-user'

      Product

      FileMaker Server

      Version

      14

      Operating system version

      Windows

      Description of the issue

      In Windows, softwares are installed in either per-user or per-machine context.
      If you double-click the 'FMODBC_Installer_Win64.msi' file, the product is installed per-user.
      Softwares like drivers, which affect all users on the machine, must be installed per-machine.
      Because the driver is installed per-user, another user (administrator) cannot see the product in the Programs and Features control panel applet.  Another user can install the driver again on the same machine.  If the second user uninstall the driver, the driver file is removed, but the product still appears in the Programs and Features control panel applet of the first user.

      Expected result

      The driver must be installed per-machine.

      Workaround

      Don't double-click the FMODBC_Installer_Win64.msi or FMODBC_Installer_Win32.msi file to begin installation.
      Instead, open the command prompt and enter as follows:

      msiexec -i {path to the .msi file} ALLUSERS=1