1 Reply Latest reply on Jul 10, 2012 2:39 PM by philmodjunk

    Filemaker server in new IP range



      Filemaker server in new IP range

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      Our filemaker server wil be moved to another server in another IP Range, we need to change the startfile (change settings to the ip adres of the new server), but the programmer of our database will not give us any informatie to get into the startfile (protected by password). Who knows a solution to get into the startfile (backdoor?) or how to create a new startfile. Regards Wim

        • 1. Re: Filemaker server in new IP range

          THere is no standard "start file" this could be a fileMaker file created by the programmer or it can also be a file that uses a URL to open the database.

          If all the start file does is open the file on the server, you can easily create your own. It's not at all difficult.

          Create a new database file. Create a script, it need not have more than one step, Open File. WHen you set up the Open File settings, use open remote to link to the file on the new server location. AT your option, you can add one more step to close the starter file.

          Then open File Options and specify that this script run each time the file is opened.

          That's the basics. Double click the file and it opens the hosted file on the server. If the server DB is password protected, the next thing you'll see is a log in dialog asking for a password unless your system is set up to use Server Based Authentication instead of FileMaker's.

          You can also open the file without any starter solution simply by launching FileMaker and using open remote to find the server and then select the hosted file that you want to open unless steps were taken by your programmer to specifically hide the hosted files.