2 Replies Latest reply on May 16, 2013 2:26 PM by barefootguru

    How to run latest Java 7?



      How to run latest Java 7?

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           Hi, so I just upgraded from FileMaker Server 12 Advanced 12.0v3 to 12.0v4 on Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise.

           1. I followed the rigmarole of uninstalling the old version, then uninstalled all versions of Java

           2. installed Java 7 update 21 64-bit (it went into C:\Program Files\Java\jre7)

           3. installed FMS12A 12.0v4, which then installed Java 7 update 17 64-bit (into C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.7.0_17)

           4. re-entered all the server settings (there's got to be a better upgrade method).

           The server's all up & running.  Now I'd like to remove the old version of Java (FMI does recommend running the latest of the 7 series).

           1. can I tell what version of Java FMS is running?

           2. if it's not the latest, how can I switch it to the latest?


        • 1. Re: How to run latest Java 7?


               Thank you for the post.


               To know for sure which version of Java is being used:


               1. Uninstall Java 7 update 17 from the Windows Control Panel > Programs and Features

               2. Leave only the latest version of Java or reinstall the latest, Java 7 Update 21

               3. Check to see if Java is working at the following link:




               Please let me know if any of the above steps need further clarification.



               FileMaker, Inc.

          • 2. Re: How to run latest Java 7?

                 Thanks TSFalcon.  Was concerned FMS was hardcoded to use update 17, but have uninstalled that version, rebooted to make sure, and everything's still working.