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

    Admin Console won't open

    blissland

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      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
          TSGal

          blissland:

           

          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.

           

          TSGal

          FileMaker, Inc.