Thanks for posting and thanks for gathering the information. Is this a single or multiple machine configuration? I know that it is quite tedious, but considering the steps you have already taken, the next step for this issue will be a clean un/re-install of FileMaker Server and IIS.
1. Un-install FileMaker Server (stop services, drag database folders to the desktop, make sure that the FileMaker Server directory has been removed)
2. Un-install IIS
4. Re-install IIS
6. Re-install FileMaker Server
I apologize that we do not have a simpler resolution, but hopefully this will help. Let me know how it works out.
Wow, thanks for taking the time to reply. I am running a single machine configuration. Your solution will most definately work as I have solved this exact same problem before in the way that you described. It's a pity though that such drastic measures have to take place to fix this error. If it was just a matter of a file stuck in a cache that could be deleted, or even a few files corrupted that could be re-copied, it would save so much time and energy.
I was hoping such a fix was possible as the actual database server and IIS work perfectly, and would have liked to save the problem of my users experiencing downtime whilst I re-install the server. I will keep researching this problem and post the solution if by some remote chance I stumble on it. We are constantly faced by this issue as electricity supplies are worse than attrocious where we are, and putting in preventative measures are both expensive and ineffective.
I am running into something very similar. The "Instant web publishing" checkbox is totally grayed out. This is encountered during a fresh install. ODBC/JDBC enable box is grayed out as well.
It is FileMaker 9 server (220.127.116.116) running on Mac OS X 10.5.5 server (2x2GH dual-core intel Xeon). Both are clean installed just a couple of days ago.
Any help is appreciated.
Thanks for posting!
While your issue involves 'web publishing' I believe that your issue is a bit different than the one the thread starter posted.
If you are running FileMaker Server (not Advanced) you will not have the option for Instant Web Publishing or ODBC/JDBC; they will appear grayed out during FileMaker Server Deployment. I believe this may be the source of your issue considering both are grayed out.
Let me know if you're running Server Advanced and we can start working toward a resolution!
Thanks for posting! I'm not sure if we should jump the gun for an update *just* yet. Issues with the web server can come from a variety of factors aside from the software so let's narrow down the list of possibilities.
Just to verify: Was FileMaker Server 9 installed prior to the upgrade to 10.5.5? Also, if you bring up a web browser and type in 127.0.0.01 will the Apache home page appear? If not, make sure that System Preferences > Sharing > Web Sharing is turned on.
Let's try one more clean un/re-install of FileMaker Server 9 including:
1. Closing out your databases and copying the database folder to the desktop
2. Stopping FileMaker Server Services
3. Removing the Library > FileMaker Server folder (on both machines if this is a multiple machine configuration)
5. In Terminal, reset Apache to default via: sudo cp /etc/apache2/original/httpd.conf /etc/apache2/httpd.conf
7. Verify the ports in Knowledge Base Article 6427 are open (Support > Knowledge Base)
8. Re-install FileMaker Server
Let me know how it works out!
sigh... i do believe I mentioned this was a clean install of 10.5.5 and FM Serv ADV 9.0v3... anyway, i did it all again with
and after removing the entries for
bash-3.2# apachectl configtest
bash-3.2# apachectl restart
I was able to configure the WPE in the admin tool.