Filemaker Server 12 Admin Page does not detect Java 7
Operating system version
Windows 2008 Server
Description of the issue
After installing Filemaker Server 12 but before running the Admin console, Java was updated to version 7. Thereafter, accessing http://localhost:16000 resulted in a splash page that did not detect that Java was installed and did not allow downloading of the admin_console_webstart.jnlp.
Steps to reproduce the problem
Access http://localhost:16000 from the host of the Filemaker Server
Splash page that offers Start Admin Console button
Splash page admonishes: The Filemaker Server Administration Console requires Java 6 or later with a link to "Click here to install Java."
Java version 7 is installed.
To fix the problem, I accessed my server from a browser on another workstation at port 16000 and was offered to Start Admin Console. I saved the file admin_console_webstart.jnlp and moved it to the server hosting Filemaker Server. Once activated, it creates the shortcut for the desktop that runs the local version of Java and links to http://servername:16000/admin_console_webstart.jnlp
It might also be possible to move a valid shortcut from a Java 6 machine to the affected machine and achieve the same result.