The maximum number of users are currently using this copy of fhis filemaker server
After windows updates reboot, my filemaker server 5.0 services won't be able to start with the error message 'the maximum number of users are currently using this copy of this filemaker server'. However, if I disabled the NIC, the services would be able to start, I enabled the NIC (the services continued to run) but no client would be able to connect to (Filemaker Pro clients won't see FM server).
I tested a new installation of FM server (the current troubled FM server was shutdown, removed off domain) with different name and IP and the issue happened exactly the same. I tried a new installation on a completely different domain and the problem remained!
I hope someone experienced this issue before and have a solution. This is my production server and my team actually hit a dead wall! Thanks.