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Windows Server 2008
Filemaker Server 18.104.22.168
Java version 8 update 111
It used to work without a problem but I've read somewhere that Java version compatibility might be an issue and I'm not sure if the Java has been updated causing this problem
Java definitely has been updated on that box. FMS11 supports java 6 originally.
So make sure to downgrade and disallow any java updates. Obviously that puts your machine at risk. There have been many security updates in newer Java versions and in newer FMS versions.
Thank you Johan Hedman....I was looking for something like the link you provided. Downgrading actually works like magic.
Thanks a lot wimdecorte, you'r right java has been update from verion 6 to 8...I went to control panel and uninstall version 8 and I leave version 6 alone...re-open the admin console and it works. But now that java 8 is gone...I can't find the java configuration option for version 6 so that I can disable updates, its like is gone with version 8...but I'm fine for now.
Glad to see that stepping backwards in Java control helped solve the problem.
On a security note, there are a lot of reasons why FileMaker is now using Java 8. Is this server exposed to the Wide Area Network (internet)? If so, you may have some vulnerabilities in Java, some of which are well known. Additionally, FileMaker 11 is no longer supported by FileMaker Inc. and has security vulnerabilities. Right now anything before FileMaker 13.0 v9 is rather insecure due to an SSL bug fixed then. But 14 and 15 have some nice security improvements too.
If you're database is not on the WAN, then this is not as big of a deal. In general I don't recommend people get more than 2 versions back for security reasons alone even if the new features don't entice you. Obviously it is your decision, but you are at a good point to evaluate upgrading or at least advising the decision maker of the risks incurred by staying with older software.