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    Error "[FileMaker] Communication link failure" While Installing ODBC Driver

    LateshaWilliams

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      Error "[FileMaker] Communication link failure" While Installing ODBC Driver

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      While installing the FileMaker Pro v11 ODBC driver on a server running Windows Server 2008 R2, I encouter the following error message while performing a test connection to another server:

      "Attempting to connect to database <database name> on host <ip address>...

      [FileMaker][FileMaker] Communication link failure

      Test failed."

      The FileMaker Pro driver is correctly installed at C:\Windows\SysWOW64\; the Data Source Administrator that manages the driver is being run from C:\Windows\SysWOW64\odbcad32.exe.  The destination server is running FileMaker Pro Server Advanced v11 on Windows Server 2008 R2.  If I create a new DSN on the same machine, referencing another FileMaker server with the same configuration, the test connection is successful.  Any ideas?