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Location for HTML files for web viewer in WebDirect on two server deployment

Question asked by duncanbaker on Oct 20, 2016
Latest reply on Oct 20, 2016 by duncanbaker

Hey all

 

I have a WebDirect solution that pulls in html into a web viewer in various places. Due to IE restrictions, we hosted those html files on a website and pointed to those from within the webviewer. This worked fine.

 

But, I want to move these html files to the FMS HTTPServer folder so they are easier to manage and get served up quicker than being requested from another web server/site.

 

I've done this fine on my Mac FMS development server (single server installation). The HTML files went in Library>FileMaker Server>HTTPServer>htdocs. In the web viewer, it points to http://[ip address]/filename.html. Obviously there can be folders for organization within the htdocs folder.

 

I am now trying to move it to our production server running Windows 2012 and a two server deployment.

Let's call the Master machine 192.168.0.4.

Let's call the worker/WebDirect machine 192.168.0.5.

I've uploaded the files to:

C:\Program Files\FileMaker\FileMaker Server\HTTPServer\conf

This has been done on the worker/WebDirect server.

If I point the web viewer at http://192.168.0.5/filename.html the web viewer does not render the page - it just says the page can't be displayed, make sure it is correct.

 

Before I start digging into firewalls and the like, can anyone confirm that the above should work within a two-server deployment? Hope I've provided enough detail, but let me know if not!

 

Many thanks

 

Duncan

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