Thank you for this information, it worked perfectly. We used it to get FM Server Advanced functional on a Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard Box.
Just liked to change the subject in order to include Windows Server 2008 which is the same core as Windows 7. Glad it helped.
"Working" does not mean that it is supported and certified by FM Inc., see KB article 7453. So you may start FMS, but are you sure if all of its code is compatible with system routines of Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2?
As a recommendation, I would never try with a mission critical productive system what you did.
I never said it is "Certified" and I also don't believe in Certifications.
But it does work, and pretty good.
And, by the way... FM people has not released a patch or something yet to make it work with Windows 7, or 2008 or 2008 R2. And as you may know many companies might be forced to update, and will have to have more machines or more VMs to mantain because of FM not natively working on those versions.
It's been time, and it seems that FM is waiting until V11 for 7/8/8R2 compat. Long time...