Is FileMaker compatible with Windows Server Essentials 2016 ?
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It doesn't look like the Windows Server 2016 Essentials was tested and supported with FileMaker Server 16. Accords to FileMaker Server 16 Technical Specifications, you would want to install on Windows 2016 Standard. You can try the Essentials Flavour if your already have it, but the software may or may not run as expected.
I'm also going to move this thread from the FileMaker Community Feedback Space (which is specifically for input on the Community itself) to the Discussions Space where you might receive more views and potentially more feedback on this topic!
I don't know about 2016, but I know that 2012 will not work as you cannot free port 80. Seems the kernel keeps a hold of that port and FMS won't install if 80 or 443 is used.
I believe it is "compatible" (not tested it myself), but the edition forced to be root domain controller, so never be recommended to run FMS (can't be dedicated server for FMS).
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