I know Server is the answer but I run a single simple database I share between two people using web publishing.
Is there anyway to setup filemaker pro 10 advanced to start as a service in Windows or a start script that I could try and build a service to run as a user?
Could you just simply put your FileMaker Pro file in the Windows Startup Folder (assuming your version of Windows has / supports a Startup Folder?)
This is what I do currently but I don't want to have to log the server in as a user in order to run Filemaker. I would like to run it as a service. If I can script it I think I maybe able to figure out how to create a successful service that would be started as a user.
FM Pro is not a background service though, so if you ran it as a service and it draws any kind of UI (message box or warning or error) then you would not be able to deal with it and it would stall the "service".
I would be totally ok with that problem. Again this is a small db of like 70 records shared between two people.
One major issue with how it runs today is the security of the system being that it auto logs in with a user account. This would help secure the console by reducing this need.
if You want a service, You have to use FM Server. FM client needs a user logged in. If You prefer to have a client as host, a start-up entry is IMHO fine
I would be totally ok with that problem.
Not sure... because if the "service" stalls the only way out is to kill it, which may damage your file...