I had a similar problem, it started with the removal of an old installation of FMS5, it was in the Server and not runing for long time so I decide to remove the old version.
Since the service for both version (5 and 10) use the name "Filemaker Server" when I try to uninstall the FMS5 it ask to stop the service... I did, uninstall FMS5... now FMSA10 will not work anymore !!
I reinstall FMSA10, had the same problem as you had, reboot 2-3 times, did a uninstall of the 10, re-install it again, reboot and It work....
how big is your database? Is it possibly taking too long to close all the files?
Try going into the admin console and closing all the files, then try to stop the service.
I think I found the problem, How much RAM should be installed on Server 2003 with FileMaker Server w 10 adv?
Depends on what else the server is doing... how much does it have? What's the pagefile set to?
Hello I am mates,I'm having the same problem for a long time, ie, windows error 1053. I'm trying to turn off files from admin console. Often fails to close.
I am using the MS Windows server 2003 service pack 2. It has 8 GB of memory. In addition, Filemaker Pro Advanced v9 installed on the computer. I wonder if it even makes this a problem?Thanks,