yep, you dont´t need Windows Server 2003 or 2008.
Windows XP Professional is ok to run Filemaker Server.
But, if you need IWP, make sure to have the IIS configured. And Windows Server 2003 is the better (but not necessary) operating system.
Look there ... down at Additional Requirements ...
http://filemaker.com/products/filemaker-server/server-10-specifications.htmlthey say Windows XP SP3 is listed. But i strongly recommend XP Prof (with all SP and Patches installed!) as minimum.
greetings from germany
As stated in the duplicate thread, you can't install server on xp. The requirements doc lists xp for running the admin console, not for running the server software itself.
Under the "Additional Requirements" section it states the following:
The Admin Console, PHP Site Assistant, and XSLT Site Assistant work on machines that have network access to FileMaker Server 10. The supported operating systems for these applications are:
- Mac OS X
- Mac OS X 10.4.11 (Intel and PowerPC)
- Mac OS X Server 10.4.11 (Intel and PowerPC)
- Mac OS X 10.5.4 (Intel and PowerPC)
- Mac OS X Server 10.5.4 (Intel and PowerPC)
- Windows Server 2003 Standard Edition SP2
- Windows Server 2008 Standard Edition SP1
- Windows Vista Business SP1
- Windows XP SP3
This is in regards to mentioned, "Admin Console, PHP Site Assistant, and XSLT Site Assistant", not SERVER itself.
XP is not supported.
Thank you for the reply.
What I forgot to mention is that I need 15 users on filemaker. I'm currently sharing the database with nine users thur XP, which is XP's maxium allowance.
I was told that the only other way to increase the amount of users is to purchase a filemaker pro server that would be hosted on a windows or mac server. I am happy to purchase the filemaker pro server, however I don't have the budget on this project to buy the windows / mac server.
ooops, then this has changed since server 9. the server 9 i already have had working under xp prof.
greetings from germany
Perhaps you can look into a hosting option? There are numerous hosting companies out there that can host your files on FMS for a fraction of the cost of buying a new server plus FMS.
You can run FileMaker Server 10 on Windows Vista Business or OS X Panther (10.4.11) & Leopard (10.5.4). The official word is at:
Just for clarity - that 9 user maximum is not due to a limitation in the operating system, that's the limit imposed when sharing from FileMakerPro, whether you're on a server OS or not. To go beyond that, you need FileMakerServer.