1 Reply Latest reply on Mar 10, 2009 10:07 AM by TSGal

    Admin Console won't open



      Admin Console won't open

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      I installed FM Advanced Server 9 on an OS X Server.  It was creating some very strange display errors that left the cursor unusable, so today I performed an official uninstall of FMA Server and reinstalled it.  When I click on the Admin Console icon, I get 

      "the database server is not available. to edit server deployment, please start the database server first."

      Then I click 'restart' and I get:

      "Unable to start the database server.  please contact administrator for assistance."


      I have no idea where to go from here. 

        • 1. Re: Admin Console won't open



          Sorry for the late reply.  Communication breakdown on my end here.


          If you are still having difficulty, then do the following:


          1. Launch "Terminal".  This can be found in the following directory:


          Hard Disk -> Applications -> Utilities -> Terminal


          2. At the prompt, enter:


          fmsadmin STOP

          sudo launchctl stop com.filemaker.fms


          3. See if the FileMaker Server folder has been removed from:


          Hard Disk -> Library -> FileMaker Server


          If not, then move it to the trash and empty the trash.


          4. Reboot.


          5. Launch Terminal again and enter the following command:


          sudo launchctl stop com.filemaker.fms


          6. Verify in Activity Monitor that there are no FileMaker Server services running.


          7. Reinstall FileMaker Server.


          This should get you started again.



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