Two license seats being used from ESS connections

Discussion created by tkessler45 on Aug 10, 2016
Latest reply on Aug 16, 2016 by user19752

I have two filemaker server instances, one with 5 seats for a small team to directly access, and another with 40 seats for a larger team to access. The database on the 40-seat server uses the smaller server as an ESS data source to pull information, when needed. This is working fine; however, when a client connects to the 40-seat server and data is accessed from the server with 5 seats, FileMaker uses one seat per server. This completely goes against my needs for separating services by teams, and then sharing relevant data between locations. I have paid for 45 seats overall, and with just 45 users it appears I will run out of seats. Will I need to increase this to 45 seats per server to prevent workflow interruption?