Thank you for your post.
From the command line, enter:
This will close all database files properly. You can then enter:
fmsadmin stop server
... and this will stop FileMaker Server.
Try rebooting FileMaker Server 9, and then try Admin Console. If this still doesn't work, then perform the above fmsadmin steps above, and then uninstall and reinstall FileMaker Server 9.
Thank you very much for your answer, but I've got one more simple question....how to reach the command line window?? (O.S. Window SBS 2003)-
With Windows 2003 Server (not familiar with SBS), go to the Start menu and select "Run". Then enter: cmd
I tried the first step of the procedure: FMSADMIN CLOSE, but I've got the error:
FMSADMIN CONNECTION REFUSED: SERVER IS UNAVAILABLE
FMASDIN: PERMISSION DENIED
What else can I try to close the files?
If you are getting the server is unavailable and permission denied, try logging in as the admin and trying again. If the server is still not available, then FileMaker Server may not be running. You can test this by going to another machine, launching FileMaker Pro and using Open Remote... If the files show, then be sure to find the Admin password and then close the files.
Hey TSGal - Why can't FM write server software that doesn't require uninstalling and reinstalling every so often to fix these types of issues?
I have about 30k invested in the FM platform between server and client, and I'm about fed up.