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You can get new v16 licenses. Upgrades from 12 to 16 are not available.
You nailed it with the failed installs of 12 being related to the OS.
AFAIK 15/16 server can not be used with 12 client as suggested herein FileMaker 15 compatibility with previous versions?
Your customer should upgrade the whole system paying attention to the deprecated items posted by bigtom
If your goal is to save on FMP software costs you might want to look into leveraging the WebDirect functionality built into FM server.
You can't install 11 and 12 on Sierra by double-clicking the installer
Just use the 'assisted install' (or similar) to install both of these versions. You have to fill the form with company/serial# etc and run the assisted install. In V12, the file is on top in the installer dmg, in 11 it's somewhere in it's folders
(I'm on iPad at the moment, can't check for correct names etc)
Thank you for the info, realistically I'll probably need to go back to the original developer on the deprecated features as the database is reasonably complicated.
Hi, I did try installing (about 5 times) and did fill out the assisted install details most of those times once I realised this was required but!I got the same error each time when trying to launch for the first time.
The error was:
The application has been installed incorrectly or modified by another program. Please run the installer to get a fresh copy of the application after determining the cause
Like I say I got this error about 5 times, same thing on every install before I gave up, also tried on two separate computers. I will double (triple) check the product key and other install details but I'm pretty sure they were correct.
I have a feeling it's the os incompatibility, ppl do seem to have luck on the web but from the reading I've done it seems to be when updating the os with FM already installed rather than a fresh install of 12 onto Sierra.
Do you know if I need to change any other settings in the assisted install file, just re-read your post and realised you were specifically referring to install on Sierra so it should be possible... If we can get it working as is that would be great.
- the assisted files MUST be in the same directory as the installer
-> copy the installer into a folder on the desktop, copy the assisted into that folder