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fmsadmin unexpected side-effects when run from PowerShell

Question asked by dansmith65 on Oct 10, 2018
Latest reply on Oct 11, 2018 by dansmith65

FileMaker Server 17.0.1 and 17.0.2

Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016

 

Description:

If the server is not setup for the current user to auto-login via external authentication and you run:

fmsadmin list files

You will be asked for username and password. If you abort via Ctrl+C, then run the same command again, you cannot type anything into the console when asked for your username.

 

Workaround:

Pass the command through cmd first, like:

cmd /c 'fmsadmin list files'

This can easily get complicated if you need to escape quotes in parameters, but this format appears to work:

cmd /c '"C:\Program Files\FileMaker\FileMaker Server\Database Server\fmsadmin.exe" close "My File" -y'

 

Some of the other options mentioned here might work, but I didn't have much luck with them: https://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/7703.powershell-running-executables.aspx

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