5 Replies Latest reply on Apr 6, 2015 12:54 PM by disabled_ntaylor

    FMS9 install on Yosemite, can't get Deployment Wizard to run



      FMS9 install on Yosemite, can't get Deployment Wizard to run

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      FMS9 install on Yosemite, can't get Deployment Wizard to run


      An OS X 10.4.11 iMac with FileMaker Server 9 (and FileMaker Pro 9) is serving files to a small group of computers.  Someone else set that up.

      I’m attempting to replace it / set up a new iMac with Yosemite / 10.10 OS X (64bit), to be a FileMaker Server 9 server.  All the web posts I said I couldn’t use the migration assistant between these OS’s, so I though tI’d go from scratch.

      I believe I have installed FMS9, but cannot get to the “deployment wizard”. (I haven’t had a chance to set up an administrator login or password.) Some posts say I need to roll back java, edit Java’s security (did that), try a different browser (did that), tweak browser securities (did that), drop firewall to open port (did that), and so on.  So before I waste more time on the various suggestions I’ve come across, I thought I”d ask experts.
      Here are the details:

      I used apple’s remote disc to copy the FMS installer files from the old mac’s dvd drive to my new mac desktop. The filename is “fms_9.0v1_R2_full_ESD.dmg”. This FMS9 installer said I needed JAVA, which I already had. Then it seemed I needed 32bit java, but before I got there I found the download “JavaForOSX2014-001.dmg”, which allowed me to run the FMS9 installer.  But then when I tried the initial run of ht program, I had java security permissions errors, until I entered this into Java’s Exception Sitelist: http://localhost:16000.  

      Now when I clicked on the FMS9 start page, it loads a page (url is: file:///Library/FileMaker%20Server/Admin/admin-server/launch-page/prelaunch_single_en.html), which says “please wait while the Admin Server starts” but never proceeds.   If I click on the link (provided sometimes) and download a copy of “admin_console_init_webstart.jnlp” and double-click on it, it says:

      Application Error:  Unable to launch application (see details in attachment below)

      At one point, (I don’t know why)  it seemed to progress past this point, it loaded a white console with black text. But it doesn’t look at all like the “deployment wizard” I see in the “getting started” PDF.
      I tried installing “FMP9” as well but it made no difference.
      So my most urgent questions are:
      (1) how to get the DEPLOYMENT wizard to open, and
      (2) if necc, how to get the “admin console” to open consistently (although I don’t know what its for)
      (3) Seeing as I can’t even get the software to run — will I ever be able to set up the server to serve the eight or so databases they need? Does this require an expert in FMS?

        • 1. Re: FMS9 install on Yosemite, can't get Deployment Wizard to run

          Application Error:  Unable to launch application
          “console” tab:
          #### Java Web Start Error:
          #### Connection refused
          “exception” tab
          java.net.ConnectException: Connection refused
              at java.net.PlainSocketImpl.socketConnect(Native Method)
              at java.net.AbstractPlainSocketImpl.doConnect(AbstractPlainSocketImpl.java:345)
              at java.net.AbstractPlainSocketImpl.connectToAddress(AbstractPlainSocketImpl.java:206)
              at java.net.AbstractPlainSocketImpl.connect(AbstractPlainSocketImpl.java:188)
              at java.net.SocksSocketImpl.connect(SocksSocketImpl.java:392)
              at java.net.Socket.connect(Socket.java:589)
              at java.net.Socket.connect(Socket.java:538)
              at sun.net.NetworkClient.doConnect(NetworkClient.java:180)
              at sun.net.www.http.HttpClient.openServer(HttpClient.java:432)
              at sun.net.www.http.HttpClient.openServer(HttpClient.java:527)
              at sun.net.www.http.HttpClient.<init>(HttpClient.java:211)
              at sun.net.www.http.HttpClient.New(HttpClient.java:308)
              at sun.net.www.http.HttpClient.New(HttpClient.java:326)
              at sun.net.www.protocol.http.HttpURLConnection.getNewHttpClient(HttpURLConnection.java:1168)
              at sun.net.www.protocol.http.HttpURLConnection.plainConnect0(HttpURLConnection.java:1104)
              at sun.net.www.protocol.http.HttpURLConnection$6.run(HttpURLConnection.java:988)
              at sun.net.www.protocol.http.HttpURLConnection$6.run(HttpURLConnection.java:986)
              at java.security.AccessController.doPrivileged(Native Method)
              at java.security.AccessController.doPrivileged(AccessController.java:713)
              at sun.net.www.protocol.http.HttpURLConnection.plainConnect(HttpURLConnection.java:985)
              at sun.net.www.protocol.http.HttpURLConnection.connect(HttpURLConnection.java:932)
              at sun.net.www.protocol.http.HttpURLConnection.getInputStream0(HttpURLConnection.java:1512)
              at sun.net.www.protocol.http.HttpURLConnection.access$200(HttpURLConnection.java:90)
              at sun.net.www.protocol.http.HttpURLConnection$9.run(HttpURLConnection.java:1432)
              at sun.net.www.protocol.http.HttpURLConnection$9.run(HttpURLConnection.java:1430)
              at java.security.AccessController.doPrivileged(Native Method)
              at java.security.AccessController.doPrivileged(AccessController.java:713)
              at sun.net.www.protocol.http.HttpURLConnection.getInputStream(HttpURLConnection.java:1429)
              at com.sun.deploy.net.HttpUtils.followRedirects(Unknown Source)
              at com.sun.deploy.net.BasicHttpRequest.doRequest(Unknown Source)
              at com.sun.deploy.net.BasicHttpRequest.doGetRequestEX(Unknown Source)
              at com.sun.deploy.cache.ResourceProviderImpl.checkUpdateAvailable(Unknown Source)
              at com.sun.deploy.cache.ResourceProviderImpl.isUpdateAvailable(Unknown Source)
              at com.sun.deploy.cache.ResourceProviderImpl.getResource(Unknown Source)
              at com.sun.deploy.cache.ResourceProviderImpl.getResource(Unknown Source)
              at com.sun.javaws.Launcher.updateFinalLaunchDesc(Unknown Source)
              at com.sun.javaws.Launcher.prepareToLaunch(Unknown Source)
              at com.sun.javaws.Launcher.prepareToLaunch(Unknown Source)
              at com.sun.javaws.Launcher.launch(Unknown Source)
              at com.sun.javaws.Main.launchApp(Unknown Source)
              at com.sun.javaws.Main.continueInSecureThread(Unknown Source)
              at com.sun.javaws.Main.access$000(Unknown Source)
              at com.sun.javaws.Main$1.run(Unknown Source)
              at java.lang.Thread.run(Thread.java:745)


          • 2. Re: FMS9 install on Yosemite, can't get Deployment Wizard to run

            FMS 9 will not run on Yosemite as far as I know.

            • 3. Re: FMS9 install on Yosemite, can't get Deployment Wizard to run

              I  noticed that there's one other Yosemite computer that's running fine as a FMP9 client.

              I work for a small non profit that just spent a ton on the new Imac, but can't afford to upgrade to FMS/FMP 13. So we're looking for any kind of work-around...

              • 4. Re: FMS9 install on Yosemite, can't get Deployment Wizard to run

                Considering it took a few iterations of FMS 13 to become compatible with Yosemite I really doubt there's a workaround.

                • 5. Re: FMS9 install on Yosemite, can't get Deployment Wizard to run

                  Dag Crumb:


                  Thank you for the post.


                  “FileMaker 12 and earlier versions of FileMaker have not been tested or certified with OS X Yosemite (10.10).  These products were developed and released before OS X Yosemite became available.

                  While these earlier versions may install and run on OS X Yosemite (10.10), you may encounter installation and stability issues for which there is no resolution.”


                  FileMaker 12 and earlier versions, OS X Yosemite compatibility


                  Additionally, for a list of all the operating systems tested to be compatible for FileMaker Server 9, please review the following knowledge base article:


                  FileMaker Server operating system requirements - all versions



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