I'd be a bit suprised to find it's possible to install Filemaker Server on Windows 7. According to Knowledge Base Article #7152, neither Windows XP nor Vista is compatible with Filemaker Server. Only Versions of Windows Server are listed as options for this software.
Thank you. I thought since Vista Business is supported, Windows7 might work... well I guess I was wrong :-(. I will verify with Filemaker Customer support (and in the meantime try it on one of my older machines that have either Win Server 2003 or Vista Business)
FMS 10 runs fine on Windows 7 Ultimate, however deploying IWP and CWP does not work, not during the installation and also not directly from the console afterwards. So if you just want to share (and automatically backup etc.) your databases, it should not be a problem to run FMS 10 on windows 7.