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Server busy error

Question asked by DavidZakary on Jun 14, 2017
Latest reply on Jan 23, 2018 by Vaughan

A client, running FMS/FM 15 is getting an error when switching applications. I'm still trying to get all of the details but this is what he sent me...


When switching from FileMaker (Windows laptop) to another application (Outlook in this instance) via alt-tab he's getting a dialog pop up that says "Server Busy. The action cannot be completed because the other program is busy. Choose 'Switch To' to activate the busy program and correct the problem.". Dialog has the option to "Switch To", "Retry" and "Cancel" (grayed out). From the photo of his screen he sent me, it looks to be Windows 7 but I'm not 100% sure.


Anyone seen this before?


I'm trying to determine if FileMaker or Outlook is the culprit here. It doesn't happen on the Mac. I haven't been able to recreate the issue yet on any of my machines.


The database, while big, isn't overly complex and shouldn't be running any long tasks.


Dave Zakary