FMS 11, FileMaker Admin Application does not launch, maybe due to Java Incompatibility
FMS 11 V1 and V2
Operating system version
Windows Server 2008 SP2 -- 64 bit
Description of the issue
The problem I have is exactly like described here:
Except the version of FMS and OS are different.
Basically, I am installing FMS V11 on a Windows 2008 Server SP2 OS (64 bit). The install occurs ok (V1 and the V2 updater), however the Admin Console never starts up after the install complete. Now matter how the Admin Console is launched (web, Explorer, or cmd line) the program wont launch.
I believe this is due to incompatible versions of Java that were installed from other software packages (Adobe Coldfusion Server9 & MySQL). Coldfusion installs a 64 bit version of Java, and FMS installs a 32 bit version of it.
It would be great if someone at FileMaker Inc can install these apps and reproduce this problem. If this is a Java incompatibility problem as I suspect, it would be nice to see some steps from FileMaker Support Team on how to fix this problem.
Steps to reproduce the problem
These are the rough steps
1. Install Windows Server 2008 SP2 64 bit
2. Install Cold Fusion 9 (64 bit) & MySQL
3. Install FileMaker Server 11V1
At this point, I expected the FM Admin Console to launch
4. I updated Filemaker Server from v1 to V2 using the Updater.
Problem still occurs
The FileMaker Admin Console launches after install is complete.
Admin Console does not launch. After 60 seconds, a failure page displays suggesting to check the documentation. All futher attempts to launch the Admin Console do not work (web page, double click in Explorer, launch from cmd line).
Exact text of any error message(s) that appear
Checking the application logs, I see an event ID 107.
Windows Server 2008 SP2 64 Bit. CPU Speed 3 GHz. 1 TB of disk.
FileMaker Server 11v2 – 22.214.171.124 <-- Updated via V2 Updater
Apple SW Update 126.96.36.199
Java 6 Update 20 <-- Used by FileMaker??
Java 6 Update 21 (64 bit) <-- Used by Coldfusion
Java SE Development Kit (64 bit)
MySQL Server 5.1
Coldfusion Server 9