Windows permissions on external container folders

Discussion created by user27234 on Jul 2, 2016
Latest reply on Jul 13, 2016 by user27234

Filemaker Server

Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard

Filemaker Pro 15 client


Currently encountering Windows permissions issues on folders used for external containers.


This is a critical issue which prevents proper operation of the solution we have developed.


PDFs are stored in container fields which are themselves stored externally on the Windows Server file system,


When PDFs are added, all works fine but if there are deleted and then added again (aka replaced), then the Windows permissions on the container folder are screwed up, Filemaker Server is unable to access the directory and the PDF cannot be added/updated.


The folder is rendered inaccessible:

Microsoft Remote DesktopScreenSnapz002.png

Screenshots below show OS level security permissions on a folder for document03 before and after the replacement attempt:


BEFORE - works fine

Microsoft Remote DesktopScreenSnapz004.png


AFTER - directory inaccessible to Filemaker Server, and PDF cannot be uploaded into container field:

Microsoft Remote DesktopScreenSnapz003.png