Start button for Web publishing engine (admin console) is not available when manually start the FileMaker server

Discussion created by kvdb on Jun 1, 2017
Latest reply on Dec 4, 2017 by TSGal

Product and version FileMaker Server 16 |

OS and version: macOS Sierra

Browser and version Google Chrome Version 58.0.3029.110 (64-bit)

Description: Can't start the web publishing engine after an manual start of the FileMaker server

How to replicate: Make sure you have turned off automatically start the FileMaker server and web publishing engine. Restart your computer and try to start the sever. It is possible to start the FileMaker server but the option to manually start the web publishing engine does not appear. Besides the restart you can also reproduce by stopping the web publishing / stop the FileMaker server and logout. Re-login and the same issue occurs

Workaround Clicking on any other tab inside the admin console does not work. Log out an relogin and then you see the option to start the web publishing engine


Is this design choice? It's just a little bit annoying . The workaround is fast done so not a big issue. Added some screenshots to illustrate.