It depends on the permissions for accessing the scripts folder and files itself, which is why out of the box it only works when you are logged in to the server itself. I'm not sure if there's a way to make it openly available (never tried) to LAN/WAN/other users, but I'd imagine it would start with sharing permissions on that folder.
Then again given that reason, it may not even be possible at all.
Hi Mike thanks for your reply.
Issue exists when logging in locally using the defined group So not sure if permissions are the issue.
Actually that would tend to confirm that it IS a permissions issue. Whenever something works for one person and not another, and windows files are in play, the first thing I suspect is file/folder permissions.
Not sure how, You set up a group allocate available options.
The issue is the ability to run system level scripts from a Group.
I am logged in as the user on the FM Server with full Admin rights.
Log in to FM Console as Admin and you see the schedules with system level scripts.
Log in as a Group user and you don't see the system level scripts.
I guess I am looking for a definitive answer to the question - "Can a user logging into to a defined group on the FileMaker Server see and run a schedule contains a system level script".
I have confirmed they can add a system level script to a schedule, but once saved it isn't visible.
Windows 2012 and FMS 14.04
First of all, group admin can't restart FM Server. They are restricted to manage databases in the group folder. So you need another way to do your job.
It is a bit confusing, that server help says
in privilege table
"schedule" privilege allow "only create and manage send message schedule",
"script is allowed only managing group folder and databases in it".
(Sorry this is not exact the words, I saw it in Japanese)
but system level script may not be allowed, since how FMS can know the script stop/start FMS or not?
A console user can close all files.
A system level script can restart the hardware. shutdown /r
These can work if you log in as a FM console admin.
If you log in as a member of a group you can disconnect users and close all files
You just can't see schedules with system scripts attached.
I guess I am just looking for confirmation whether you can or cannot run system level scripts from a Group.
I cannot see that this is mentioned in the Help, if it is I can't find it.
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I found online help file here. https://www.filemaker.com/help/15/fms/en/index.html#page/fms/fmsh_configure.09.12.html
I can see the issue that admin group can make system-level script, and it disappear from the admin console just it create. But the schedule is saved and server admin can see it. And it run and succeded (the script is batch file doing echo).
This may be a bug.
Thanks, I have lodged a bug request. Will let you know the feedback.