2 Replies Latest reply on May 16, 2011 11:44 AM by bern

    Filemaker Pro 8 on Windows XP - networking stack could not be initialized

    KerryLamb

      Summary

      Filemaker Pro 8 on Windows XP - networking stack could not be initialized

      Product

      FileMaker Pro

      Version

      8

      Operating system version

      XP

      Description of the issue

      On a new install of Windows XP SP3, Filemaker Pro 8 generates the following error when trying to open a remote database:
      Filemake cannot share or be a client of a file because the networking stack could not be initialized.

      Steps to reproduce the problem

      see description

      Exact text of any error message(s) that appear

      Filemake cannot share or be a client of a file because the networking stack could not be initialized.

      Configuration information

      Windows XP SP3

      Workaround

      npne

        • 1. Re: Filemaker Pro 8 on Windows XP - networking stack could not be initialized
          TSGal

          Kerry Lamb:

          Thank you for your post.

          This error message usually refers to a bad installation.  Try uninstalling and reinstalling FileMaker Pro 8 again.  Also, after installation, pull down the FileMaker menu and select "About FileMaker Pro".  If you are not using FileMaker Pro 8.0v3, then download the update through Knowledge Base Article #6846:

          http://help.filemaker.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/6846

          If you have another Windows XP machine running FileMaker Pro 8, you can try copying the server.pem file from the FileMaker Pro folder on the working machine, and copy it into the FileMaker Pro folder on the non-working machine.  The server.pem file controls the network sharing.

          TSGal
          FileMaker, Inc. 

          • 2. Re: Filemaker Pro 8 on Windows XP - networking stack could not be initialized
            bern

            Failure  to load network stack error

            Reinstalling the  older FileMaker Pro 8.5 or earlier after 2008 will cause this or similar error  to display when connecting to the hosted files. The reason is a corrupted SSL  Certificate because the end date is earlier than your install date. There are 2  ways to fix this:

            1. If you have  another workstation that is connecting properly to the host files navigate to  its FileMaker folder and in the root section of that folder copy the  'server.pem' and the 'host.pem' files. Replace the problem workstations server  and host files with these server and host files.

            -OR-

            2. Uninstall the  FileMaker Pro from the problem workstation. Then set that workstations date back  to 2007. Then reinstall the FileMaker Pro software back on the workstation.  After installing the FileMaker Pro you can then reset the date back to the  current date.