Thanks for respnding ! No I need to be able to get at the files from FMPro
clients on the network and although the server is actually visible in the
open dialogue box from remote machines none of the files that show up on
the localhost are shown to the clients on the network. I haven't even been
able to go in and set up a server password or anything because I can't
administer the server.
Do you know ... is there an extra cost per concurrent connection for FMPro
local network clients in 13 and 14 or just for web access connections ? I
may just move to 14 as we have it available to us through our maintenance
agreement but I was hoping to stage things by starting with 12 and then
move up once we get settled into the new file format. I'm assuming the
support from Filemaker for 14 would be more robust if I have these kinds of
problems. It would mean getting our support guys to create a new virtual
machine with a later version of Windows, probably a server, to be
compatible with 14.
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Java setting is need on all machines that use admin console. I meant if you write "localhost" there, it means access to the machine itself.
I didn't think you don't need access from other client computers
If you already have FM14, I think there is no reason to start using FM12. FM14 may have serious bug for you, but it is same (or more, for the file format change) in FM12.
You will get less support for FM12 day by day, everyone who upgraded to FM13/14 will forget about FM12.
There is no cost on concurrent connection using FM Pro, since you pay for "client software" using them. FM Go and Web Direct users pay for "connection", the softwares are free.
if you go to the Java (Oracle) site there is a section to download legacy versions.
Thank you for your responses which have given me the help I need. I will
just move to 14 then and if I end up needing more than one concurrent web
connection I can afford to pay for one or two more.
Sorry, I think you can't "pay for one or two", it is selled 5 connection for 1 pay.
I had actually managed to find that page and got the prescribed java
version installed but for whatever reason it doesn't change anything. Given
that I have access to V14 through our maintenance agreement, I think I'll
jump ahead to that in the hope that support for the current version will be
more robust. I just have to negotiate for a newer operating system befere I
can do that. We had Windows 7 licenses to spare so the preference was to
try to make things work using one of them.
One option that intrigues me would be to purchase a Mac Mini and install
Server 14 on it. But we're a pretty Windows centric shop where even
Filemaker is seen as an exotic other-worldly thing so I'd have a hard time
gathering support for the Mac Mini option.
Thanks for the info.
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