we are having big trouble. We need the Installation media for the FileMaker Server 8. Original License Key is available. May someone could provide me a valid downloadlink?
Thanks in advance
We have both FileMaker 8 and FileMaker 8.5 CDs here, we could make an image for you and pm you the link.
Which do you need?
this would be grate.
we Need the FileMaker Server 8.0
I'm just about to private message you with download details.
I'm going to have to eat humble pie and apologise for raising your hopes. I've been through every FileMaker box and our server archives and it looks as if all server installers between 5.5 and 11 have been a victim of our last clear out. We even found FileMaker Mobile CDs, but where the server installer CDs should have been was empty. We have every copy of Pro and Pro Advanced/Developer, boxed/stored, but currently no server installers, which is a shock to me.
I very sorry, but at the moment it isn't looking hopeful.
I‘m afraid to hear that.
maybe someone Else has those needed installation files?
Filemaker itself does Not give is the downloadlink because they say the Version is too old and no longer supporte.
the Customer is providing ambulance help and transport and their Database is Not working on newer versions. So far the background.
There is a slim possibility we've a copy within some outside storage, but I'm quite stunned to find these installers missing, but equally we're going back to 2005, so perhaps not so surprising.
We will have another look, but I'm not optimistic. I hope someone can get these to you as soon as possible.
I will have a rummage this afternoon for our old FMS 8 media. There may be a bit of a delay. What OS is your server computer?
Beatrice Beaubien, PhD
FileMaker Business Alliance
FileMaker 16 Certified Developer
Knowledge Translation Certified Professional
we need the FileMaker Server 8 Installation for Server 2003
FileMaker 8 came out in 2005 and required a Pentium III or Power PC G3 to work. You do realize that it is not going to work on a current computer and I assume you have found some old computer to put this on?
If you are trying to get data from old FileMaker files which end in *.fp7, you would do better to convert them to *.fmp12 with FileMaker 16. The current FileMaker 16 will convert old *.fp7 files to the new format for you to use. And FileMaker 16 works on current operating systems for Windows and Macs.
But maybe you are trying to do something interesting like show how FileMaker Server 8 worked historically for a computer museum or some other legitimate reason. Let us know why you are trying to install FileMaker Server 8 and what type of computer and operating system you are wanting to install it on.
PS: I have the FileMaker 9 install files, but not 8.
FileMaker Server 12 is the newest version of FileMaker that works on Windows 2003. It would be a lot easier to get FileMaker Server 12 than 8.
We used to run FileMaker Server 8 Advanced on our own server before we moved to a hosting company. For a small fee (and if FileMaker agree) I could sell the license to you. I'm in the UK.
(This assumes I can lay my hands on the disc.)
I am sorry, but the media I found only had the DMG, not the .exe (Windows) version for the FMS 8 installer.
I can keep looking on Monday for the original CD.
We still Need the Server 8 Version for the Company. They Programmed their Database on their Owen and it is Not possible to convert to FileMaker 9 Prozent higher.
yesterday i was able to convert the Main Server (2003) into VMware. Since the Second one has a Hardware issue the Converter failed on each tr.
so at the Moment we have one FileMaker 8 Server on VMware and Need a Second one for failover.
the Customer has two original Licenses.
Did you get what you were looking for?
It turns out my FMServer 8 disks are still around. I may be able to get the installer available in a few hours; if not a few hours, certainly by 0800 UTC. I will PM links.
I know you're really focused to get Windows 2003 and FMS 8 working and it certainly is possible. But I would like to confirm to you that this can be upgraded to FileMaker 16 and Windows 2012/2016 and be a lot more secure, stable, and faster. I'm not sure why you're trying to get the old version to work. If you're just trying to recover data and don't want to pay for new software, you could always do it with trial software. But if you really plan to use the data and the computer is on the internet, using such old version would be a security risk. I saw your statement above that it was written for FileMaker 8 and not upgradeable to 9 and that is almost an impossibility to do. FileMaker is very good at being forward compatible with very few exceptions. Who is telling you it is not possible to migrate forward and what is that reason? And "it was made for FM 8" is not a good answer. As a full time developer, I take even older files and convert them and use them in the latest version. I guess if we knew the parameters limiting you or having you focus on FM 8 would help us in giving advice.
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