1 Reply Latest reply on Dec 10, 2012 11:27 AM by disabled_ntaylor

    FileMaker Server Updater



      FileMaker Server Updater

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           I have Window7 ult. FM Pro Adv and FM Server adv and like to upgrade to latest Server Upgrade.

           I download but unpon trying to update I get pop up  similar like ""cannot update while server is running""


           "How to close the server and do the updater ??

        • 1. Re: FileMaker Server Updater

               Wim Rippen:

               Thank you for your post.


               Below are the instructions for performing a smooth update on Mac OS X per FileMaker's Knowledge Base Article 11287. The full article and steps for both Windows and Mac OS are found at the following link:


          Software Update: FileMaker Server 12.0v3 and FileMaker Server 12.0v3 Advanced


          Updater Instructions (Windows 7, Windows 2003 Server, Windows 2008 Server, and Window 2008 Server R2)

               To ensure a smooth update, disable virus detection software before applying the update, and re-enable it after you are finished. You may be prompted to insert your original installation CD or locate the original installation software during the update process.

          Before running the updater

          1.           Disconnect all clients and close all files.
          3.           In the FileMaker Server Admin Console, stop Web Publishing and the Database Server.
          5.           Quit the FileMaker Server Admin Console and the Start Page if they are running.
          7.           In the Windows Services Console, select Services (Local).
          9.           Select the FileMaker Server service, then choose Action menu > Stop.
          11.           Quit web browsers before applying the update.

          Install the new software

          1.           Double-click Setup.exe. (Note: Please do not run FileMaker Server 12v3 Update.msp).
          3.           Read the license agreement. If you agree to the terms, click “Update”, and then proceed as directed.  After the update has completed, you will see a message confirming the successful installation of the new version.
          5.           Click “Finish” to quit the updater when completed.
          7.           Open the FileMaker Server 12 Admin Console Start Page.
          9.           Under Software Update, the Current Installed Version should now read



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