Thank you for your post!
This may be due to Windows Server 2008 having a GUI comparable to Vista. Windows Server 2008 R2 may work with FileMaker Pro 14 as it's using Windows 7 GUI. IF any version of FileMaker Pro Software would install and work on Windows Server 2008 (not R2) my guess would be FileMaker Pro 12. FileMaker Pro 12 was tested/supported on Windows Vista.
I hope this helps!
So you're saying that Windows Server 2008 R2 might work with FMP14? My colleague gave that a shot yesterday and it failed; her guess is that it may have failed because no service pack was installed, so she's doing that installation now.
I had guessed that FMP12 might end up being the answer.
Correct. The Service Pack is probably what it's missing. I'd try again after that as SP1 is required for the Windows 7 Operating System Requirements (my personal assumption is that it will work).
That's good news. Once we have SP1 on that box and try the install again I'll come back here and report.
Thank you very much for all this!
Yep, installing SP1 allowed us to install FMP14 on Windows Server 2008 R2.
Thank you TSPigeon for the tip!