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Problem with installing for CWP 2-machine solution through a DMZ

Question asked by user10625 on May 22, 2013
Latest reply on May 24, 2013 by user10625


Problem with installing for CWP 2-machine solution through a DMZ


FileMaker Server


12 v 4

Operating system version

Windows Server 2008 R2

Description of the issue

The issue we are having was, more or less, described in these posts, regarding earlier versions (9, and 10) of Filemaker Server:

My question is:  is this still a bug?  Or has it been fixed?

In short: we are trying to install a 2-machine version of CWP, across a DMZ/firewall. 

One machine (the "master") is in a .16 subnet,  the other (web server) is in a .18 subnet ("DMZ") (the "worker").    I install FMS on both machines, worker first.  When I come to deploying the MASTER machine, it simply doesn't see the WORKER, and therefore cannot connect.

I am double-checking with our firewall people that the following ports are open going both directions:
5003, 16000, 16001, 16016, 16018, 16020, 16021   (Does IIS need to be installed on the MASTER machine, even though it won't be used as a web server?)

If there is still a  bug with this configuration, please let me know, as I am obviously wasting my time.  Otherwise, I will continue to iron out whatever issue(s) there are with my deployment.

Steps to reproduce the problem

I think the description of the problem covers it.

Expected result

Connection, successful deployment.

Actual result

MASTER does not see WORKER for deployment.

Exact text of any error message(s) that appear

No error messages, it simply does not see the WORKER, as if I had never installed it on any other machine(s).