3 Replies Latest reply on Nov 8, 2011 6:38 PM by BruceHerbach

    Using FileMaker 11 with Aqua Connect Terminal server




      I have a client that is considering setting up a Mac Pro server with

      Aqua Connect Terminal server. The staff connecting to the system will

      be running a multiple file solution based on JobPro. Since this will be

      a new system, the OS will be Lion Server, Most clients will be running

      FileMaker Pro. For Developement, there will be a license available for

      FileMaker Pro Advanced.


      The desktop PCs will be a Windows based systems will be running

      Microsoft RDP or VNC.


      If you have experience with Aqua Connect and FileMaker please let me

      know what you think of the product? Items of interest are FileMaker

      performance on the system, reliability, type of connection from the

      remote client to the Aqua Connect server and your experience dealing

      with the company.


      Thanks very much.

      Bruce Herbach

      Herbach Consulting

      FileMaker 9,10,11 Certified Developer

        • 1. Re: Using FileMaker 11 with Aqua Connect Terminal server

          Ran some tests for a remote client last year and quite liked it. They didn't go ahead for other reasons but from memory it was easy to install (even by remote!), we encountered no problems with FMP 11 or FMS 11. That was a Mac environment. Some of the free RDC clients we trialled were a bit flakey and if the client wants to print remotely then you may want a VNC client instead. I'd welcome the opportunity to try it again.


          Good luck


          Matthew Roscoe

          Foundation Business Software Ltd

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          • 2. Re: Using FileMaker 11 with Aqua Connect Terminal server

            We've used it with very good results even on modest systems. Current setup I have experience with is using a relatively recent Mac Mini Server connecting remote users to FMP clients to databases on an XServe based FMS system. Admittedly don't push it very hard on this setup however. Even though the system users are generally logging into is pretty resource intensive, it's unusual for more than 2 clients logged to be logged in to AquaConnect at once.


            Unlike the virtual screen share sessions in Lion (which you may want to look into), AquaConnect configuration using directory authentication is quite painless on both the client and server.


            Simon Brown

            Beezwax Datatools

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            • 3. Re: Using FileMaker 11 with Aqua Connect Terminal server

              Matthew, Simon,


              Thanks very much for the feedback.   I was able to get a 14 day demo and installed it on my development server.  Using the Microsoft RDC it seems to work much better then RDC with Windows Terminal server.  I have more testing to do,  but so far this looks like a nice solution.


              Bruce Herbach

              Herbach Consulting