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ODBC won't connect with Filemaker Pro opened

Question asked by DanCleveland on Aug 5, 2010
Latest reply on Sep 22, 2010 by TSGal


ODBC won't connect with Filemaker Pro opened


FileMaker Server



Operating system version

Windows 2008

Description of the issue

I can't connect via ODBC to the FM server unless FM Pro is already opened.  I don't need to have anything actually opened in FM Pro, I just need FM Pro running.  This is true from my own code and also the ODBC admin control panel.

Steps to reproduce the problem

1) Create an ODBC connection to any FM database
2) Make sure FM Pro is closed
3) Try to test the connection - FAILURE
4) Open FM Pro
5) Test the ODBC connection again - GOOD

Exact text of any error message(s) that appear

Communication link failure