No, I haven't installed that patch. I just tried to, but wasn't successful because the FM Server is running. How can I stop the Server, so that I can do the installation, if I can't get into the Console?
Try the OS X Server terminal commands for FileMaker Server 9:
sudo launchctl stop com.filemaker.fms // stops the FileMaker Server daemon
fmsadmin STOP // stops the database server
Unfortunately, after stopping the Server deamon (database isn't running), updating and trying it again, I get the same thing. The console says it's starting, but nothing happens. It stays at the same window.
What version of Java are you running? If Java 6, try going to Utilities > Java > Java Preferences and setting Java 6 as the preference. Also, click on the Security tab > View Cache Files and remove the Admin Console. Next, go to Terminal and enter the following commands:
fmsadmin close (this will close all of your databases)
fmsadmin stop server
fmsadmin start server
If this fails, try entering the following command:
sudo apachectl -t
Do you get any host name error messages?
I confirm this bug. I and my colleagues have also experienced this issue, where the Admin console does not appear after being summoned from the FMSA 'localhost:16000' start page after a fresh install of FMSA 9v3.325 (Windows).
I downgraded java to 1.5 and tomcat seemed to be happier running. It might have been as simple as setting a correct PATH environment variable to use 1.6 but I haven't experimented with it again.