Thanks for posting.
Can you verify what Java version you are running?
Java 6, update 7.
I was reading the manual of the software and it mentions that several ports need to be opened if a firewall is being used, can this be the problem?
This is what the book says:
If your server computer has a firewall, open the necessary ports in the firewall so that FileMaker Server can communicate with users and administrators:
Required on all deployments: 5003,16000,and 16001.
The console used to work before we installed the Cisco firewall.
Before that we were running ISA 2004 but we never opened up the ports.
We can use filemaker from our desktops through remote connection to the other databases but we are unable to upload the new database to the server.