JEDtech

FileMaker Server 15 on El Capitan Installs fmserver user folders

Discussion created by JEDtech on Jul 11, 2016
Latest reply on Jul 11, 2016 by JEDtech

Product and version: FileMaker Server 15.0.1

OS and version: Mac OS X 10.11.5

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Hardware: Mac Pro late 2013

Description

Machine had been running OS X 10.10.5 and FileMaker Server 14.0.2.  De-installed FileMaker Server 14, installed OS X 10.11.5 El Capitan, then installed FileMaker Server 15.

After the installation there were unexpected folders in the FileMaker Server folder including:

  Desktop

  Documents

  Downloads

  Library

  Movies

  Music

  Pictures

All of the folders were owned by user "fmserver" with Read/Write permissions and No Access for "everyone".  It appears that instead of creating the fmserver system account with no user home folder the FileMaker Server installer tried to build a normal user account with a home folder of /Library/FileMaker Server

How to replicate

Install FileMaker Server 15 on El Capitan 10.11.5

Workaround

Can probably remove the folders without hurting anything but haven't tried

NOTE

Installation on OS X 10.10.5 Yosemite after de-installing FMS 14 did not produce the additional folders, it only appears to happen on OS X 10.11 El Capitan.

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