Minor correction. When I remote in to the Windows 2003 Server, the Filemaker Server 9 is always running and the databases are normal, but we cannot see the list of databases on any of the clients using open remote or recent.
here is some more information that might help. We schedule our Filemaker Server 9 database backups at 4:00 a.m. every day. Also, an admin who is no longer here set up a daily reboot of the server at exactly 4:00 a.m. every day. Can this cause a conflict?
If the reboot is happening during the backup, the the files may be open during the reboot. That would be pretty bad, and I would think it might cause all manner of issues, (not least the access issue). Besides, what is the point of the reboot anyway?
Do you have the same problem without the reboot?