I would like to have a desk top link that directly opens a solution from FM server 14 on the windows desk top. Can this be done
Yes, this can be done. One method typically used is to build a small local FileMaker database whose only purpose in life is to open the desired solution on the server. It would have an OnFirstWindowOpen script that basically does that, using an Open File or Open URL script step (see below for format of the URL).
Another option is to use a URL link with the fmp:// link pointing to the database. Such a link looks like this:
fmp://[server name or IP]/database name
Using the latter method also allows you to place a link on a web page, if your company has a page where a link would be convenient for users.
You can also save as a snap shot link. That creates a .fmpsi file that you can put on your desktop
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