In accounts and privileges for that file, check to make sure that that user's privilege set has network access to the file ( extended privilege fmapp )
You can also check this under File --> Sharing --> FM Network
The accounts and privileges is set for the user to have network access to the file, and file sharing is turned on.
I double checked the settings and tried, but still no go on seeing the database. :(
I took a look at the URL you provided... I am using and iMac computer. I don't get the option to uninstall or deactivate Filemaker...so I can't continue with the rest of the steps...
Well that is valid when you are using SSL...
Also another thing I would check is to see if you have a local firewall on that box that is blocking port 5003.
Thank you for your posts.
The article would still apply to Mac computers.
1. Go to one of the computers where FileMaker Pro is working properly.
2. Right-Click (or control-click) the FileMaker Pro application.
3. Select the option "Show Package Contents..."
4. Open the folder "Contents"
5. Open the folder "MacOS"
6. Copy the file "server.pem" from that location to a server or CD.
7. Go to the computer that is not working properly.
8. Right-Click (or control-click) the FileMaker Pro application.
9. Select the option "Show Package Contents..."
10. Open the folder "Contents"
11. Open the folder "MacOS"
12. Replace the server.pem file with the server.pem file from the working computer.
13. Launch FileMaker Pro and go to Open Remote. You should now be able to see your remote files.
Let me know if you need clarification for any of the above steps.
Thank you so much!!! That worked perfect!!!!
Thank you for your help!
I'm having a similar issue. I have FMS10 installed on a server machine that is connected to the LAN on 192.168.1.5. Before, I had hosted my databases from a networked machine running FMP10. That machine is at 192.168.1.3. The other computers in the network with FMP had no problem opening the databases on the FMP machine via "Open remote..." However, the server won't show up at all in the "Local Hosts" field. I know the network connection is okay, since we use files on that server all the time from various places on the network. All the computers are on the same subnet, and all are behind the network firewall (so no port forwarding is needed). Why isn't my FMS deployment showing up in the Local Hosts box?
I've got the same problem, I can not see hosted databases, but I've got only one Mac, then I can obtain a good server.pem.
Is it possible, someone send me a right server.pem file?
Thanks you so much in advanced.
I'VE FIXED IT!!!
Adding Filemaker Server in Firewall excepcions of Windows XP.
Thumbs up! Had an issue on a Windows 8.1 based laptop (Samsung 940X) where I could not get Filemaker to see the databases. Had 2 of these models both with the same issue. Have had no trouble with any other machine (laptops, desktops, surface, etc.). We are a Filemaker 11 shop currently. Tried all kinds of things from factory restores, firewall tweaks, etc. nothing helped. Moving the "server.pem" file from a working PC did the trick. Much thanks!