3 Replies Latest reply on Jul 9, 2010 2:11 AM by yandg

    Best Windows Server OS for FMS 11 ?



      Best Windows Server OS for FMS 11 ?

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      We shall be installing  FM   Server 11 shortly and have had differing opinions as to the ver of win server to use.


      fm recomend either ws 2003 r2 or ws 2008.

      the server is only going to run fms11 with no other functions. in fact weve been told we dont need to set it up as a domain. although there are benefits if we do. There will only be 6 local uses at present but more to follow.


      is small business server 2003 or 2008 ok?


      any opinions any one.?


      thanks mike




        • 1. Re: Best Windows Server OS for FMS 11 ?

          SBS in my opinion is not really ideal as it has a number of background services that will interfere with FMS 11


          Supported Windows OS are:


          Windows Server 2003 SP2(Standard Edition)

          Windows Server 2008 SP2 (Standard Edition)

          Windows Server 2008 R2

          and Windows 7 Professional


          If you were thinking of SBS because it's a cheaper alternative to the other Server software then you might want to consider Windows 7 Professional as an option. Hope this helps.


          • 2. Re: Best Windows Server OS for FMS 11 ?



            I just wanted to make you aware that if you are planning on publishing your databases to the web now or in the future, you may run into issues if FileMaker Server is installed on a small business server.  There is a conflict there as the same resources are being used so Sharepoint in small business server needs to be disabled.


            This is not an issue if you are just hosting your databases via FileMaker Network Sharing.



            FileMaker, Inc.


            Edited: added Sharepoint

            • 3. Re: Best Windows Server OS for FMS 11 ?

              Many thanks for your info, have had problems getting into the forum so theres been a bit of a delay.

              I did post another question as we have been offered windows server 2008 foundation edition, there doesnt seem to be much difference, Hyper V is missing which wouldnt be a problem, i wondered if anyone had used this version yet