1 Reply Latest reply on Aug 24, 2011 10:37 AM by TSDuck

    FM Server v10 on Windows Server SBS 2011



      FM Server v10 on Windows Server SBS 2011

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      Is there anyone out there that have a functional FM Server working on a Windows SBS installation?

      I have read different thoughts about this, and while some say that they have this setup working, most people say they don't. And it's not supported by FM.

      The biggest problem that other people have seems to be IWP, but that is not interesting in our case. We only want to host the databases on the LAN. And Sharepoints on the SBS is also a must have. 


      I am no Windows guy, but we are willing to pay for support that get this thing going.

        • 1. Re: FM Server v10 on Windows Server SBS 2011

          Hi carlsson:

          Thanks for posting.

          FileMaker Server 10 is not certified or tested on Windows 2011 Small Business Server.  The currently supported Windows environments for FileMaker Server 10 are Windows Server 2003 Standard SP2, Windows Server 2008 Standard SP1, and Windows Vista Business SP1.  Information on FileMaker Server 10 system requirements can be found at http://help.filemaker.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/7152.  

          Other users have reported that they can use Small Business Server in earlier Windows Server versions after SharePoint is removed.  Windows 2011 Small Business Server looks to be based off of Windows Server 2008, which is supported for FileMaker Server 10.  The main issue with Small Business versions is they come with services such as SharePoint, Exchange Server, and sometimes SQL Server that can cause conflicts with FileMaker Server.  Disabling these extra services may get FileMaker Server to run correctly.



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