If you open the task manager are these all running?
fmadminserver.exe didn't run. But other process are running.
I'm having the exact same problem, and have been for awhile now. See http://forum-en.filemaker.com/fm/board/message?board.id=us-fms&thread.id=3203
Once in a great while, it will start up and allow me to access the admin console, but 95% of the time it fails to start.
I've tried everything I can think of, all suggestions and tips I've found online, and everything FileMaker support has suggested short of completely wiping the entire server and reloading everything (which I really REALLY don't want to do).
If you find out any more about how to fix this issue, please post the information.
Thank you for your posts.
From your browser, enter:
Do you get a green loading bar?
Try doing a selective startup. That is, disable all non-Micorsoft services (except FileMaker Server). Reboot and try again.
Please also provide the system specifications of your machine.
The admin_console_webstart.jnlp will be downloaded (if running Admin Console from the Server) to:
\Documents and Settings\Administrator\My Documents\Downloads
Can you tell me more about your