I use base elements, the free version.
I have always installed it on each individual user's system.
Can it be installed on the FM Server instead?
Yes. We run it just fine. It just takes a little care when scripting.
If you consider an also totally-free micro-service with code you write and, in particular, code you control, you can install it anywhere. Locally, on the server, or anywhere on the Internet. If you're doing file type activities on the server, you'd install it on the server, or local on the machine.
Base Elements plugin works great on FileMaker Server and FileMaker Pro. We use on both products but for different kind of purposes. For FileMaker Server most of the time we use for FileMaker Schedules or Perform Script on Server.
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