kfure

Load FileMaker Program onto a Server?

Discussion created by kfure on Feb 10, 2016
Latest reply on Feb 10, 2016 by macwombat

We created an application in File Maker Pro 13 that has been shared by 2 computers over a home network (using 1 computer as a host). Now, we need to share with one more person at headquarters far away. The user at headquarters has network security settings that change the PC's IP every log-in, making the network sharing difficult. So, the IT department wants to load the application onto a virtual server acting as the host and have all users Open Remote. But, they are getting error messages with this setup. Is this possible to do?  (I read that File Maker does not recommend this server setup and really advises using a "host" computer to constantly run the program.) But, has anyone been able to successfully run a program loaded onto a server, using it as the "host"? Any advise is really appreciated. And, if this setup has been documented in their help files, can anyone point me in that direction?

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