Thanks for posting.
Are you able to bring up the Apache default page in Safari? Also, try turning Web Sharing Off and then On and redeploy.
Let me know how it works out.
Apache is definitely up and running -- I can hit the default page on both the server itself and from outside machines.
Turned web sharing off and back on and went through the deployment again. No luck. Still failed the web server test.
Unconfiguring web server....
Return code = 0
Testing web server ....
Return code = false
Any other ideas?
Here is a list of Server and Server Advanced port numbers. Please verify that they are all open:
If this is a single machine configuration, the ports are open, and Apache is running then we may be at the point where we will need to uninstall FileMaker Server, reboot, reset Apache to default, reboot, reinstall FileMaker Server. Please note that if you are hosting any other websites that they will be lost if resetting Apache.
Yeah, I've used Network Utility and the port scan confirms my netstat that all the ports on that list are open and listening.
I've been talking with my pals Clarence and William on the support desk and we've done about four uninstalls and reinstalls with various Java updates and permission repairs and adjustments to the httpd.conf file with no resolution.
The current suggestion is upgrading Apache from 1.3 to 2.2. Personally, I think they're grasping at straws here. If it doesn't run in 1.3, I tend to doubt 2.2 will do much for the problem, but, hey, I'm willing to give it a try.
This is a single machine config on a brand new Intel XServe running 10.5.6 with nothing else on the machine. If it doesn't install clean on this, I think Filemaker's going to get a rash of calls when more of it's installed base jumps to 10 (the only reason I'm an early adopter is we could never get the administration GUI on 9 to work right when we upgraded from 8.5 and figured if we were going to horse around with a new box, we might as well go to 10 -- not such a good idea at the moment).
Thanks for your suggestions. It's a little lonely out here in Filemaker Install Limbo.
Turns out you have to be running Apache 2.2 on an Intel XServe running 10.5.x.When it was enabled, the deployment worked.Jeez, what an ordeal.
Can I reopen this thread?
I have FileMaker Server installed on Mac OSX *Server* (10.5.7).
I just received my serial number for FM to bring my FM Server to *advanced*. That installed properly.
However, the Java applet indicates I need to "start the Web Publishing Engine first" before I can configure any databases.
However, "start Web Publishing" is greyed out under the "Server" menu -- even if I start/stop the "Database Server".
I'm doing all this starting/stopping/accessing the database engine *on* the server -- not remotely.
Is there some trick to get the "Web Publishing Engine" running on 10.5.7 *server*? I have the "Web Service" running on OSX Server (via Server admin) with just the generic OSX server page being hosted on ports 80/443.
Thank you for your post.
How did you update to "Advanced"? Make sure you uninstall FileMaker Server and reinstall FileMaker Server Advanced using the new license key.
Any additional information you can provide may be helpful to narrow down the possible causes.
Actually, I didn't have to uninstall -- I just entered the serial number and then went through the "Edit Server Deployment" wizard (which was the obvious part I was missing) to flip on the IWP.
Tech Support helped me with this when I called in...
The answer provided by Technical Support is correct. However, I have seen a couple of instances where this did not work, and this was due to the updating from one incarnation of Windows to another and a Java update installed. Since you are on a Mac, this shouldn't be a problem, but wanted to take that precautionary step anyway. It makes things easier than trying to narrow down the possible causes.
From your last post, I'm a little confused. Did you finally get this to work? Or, are you still getting the problem after "Edit Server Deployment"?
I'm not using Windows -- I'm using Mac OSX Server 10.5.7