Hi Beverley nice to meet you and thanks for your reply....well i know this is a method for testing on non network computers, sadly at best I get the IWP home page with no dtabase open, at worst file cannot be found.
I have also changed the port numner to 591 with no luck
Each attempt means I close Filemaker and restart to try and get a step closer.
I usede FM6 unlimited for years on windows 2000 with no problems.
Thanks again keep in touch
and apologies for both spelling your name wrong Beverly and the other sp mistakes...on the move on the lap top :|
Maybe this has already been checked, but does your solution have IWP turned on in security with an account you can use?
not sure what you are suggesting techt, the database has no priveliges and anyone can access all features (it is only a test)...basically evry hacker in the world can go home it is open to evry one. nice pic
Under Manage Security, if you open a Privilege Set, Is the "Access via Instant Web Publishing (fmiwp) checked?
This error message has been one that can be difficult to pin-point on both Mac & PC. In my experience it is intermittent. Ultimately you do have to have web services turned on to be able to use IWP... but sometimes when you startup FMP can see it as a port conflict.
Try turning your web services (for IIs or whatever you use) off... then restart your machine... then turn it back on... then launch FMP and try using port 80. If it conflicts, you might be stuck with using port 591... but it should work using 80.
If you get the IWP homepage... you are being successful at turning it on. What you then need is to actually share a file via IWP. That is a 2 stage operation... you have to turn on Sharing from the point of view of the App... which you have done by trying to set the port... You also have to set up a privilege set that has IWP access... and assign a user to that privilege set.... in the specific file
PS, the default address for IWP is:
Message was edited by: Lyndsay Howarth
Hi Andy: Welcome to the Developer Community! Normally when one gets the "unable to share because another user is already sharing" error message, it's because you're running on a machine that has FileMaker Server installed, so it's already using FileMaker's web sharing ports, or you're running another instance of FileMaker Pro client that is already using the port. Either way, it sounds like the problem you're running into is that FileMaker's database sharing port, or IWP's web sharing port is already in use. You also mentined in another post that you "set the port to 591"; did you mean that you chose the menu, File > Sharing > Instant Web Publishing > Advanced Options, and set the Guest Access: TCP/IP Port Number to 591? If so, that's probably the issue. (And sorry if these menus are not exact; it's been many years since I've used FMP9 and don't have a copy installed).
591 is the port on which FMP shares the database with the Web Publishing Engine (WPE). 80 is the port on which the WPE publishes the IWP web pages. If you get the same error when the Guest Access: TCP/IP Port Number is set to 80 in FMP's IWP Sharing setup, then it may be that you have the IIS web server running on your box and it's also trying to use port 80. Or perhaps you've set IIS' port number to 591?
Basically, if you're trying to do IWP using FMP client as the host, then you don't need anything else. It uses its own WPE, so turn off IIS. Leave the IWP port set at 80 because that's what serves IWP to the web, and FMP client will take care of setting the port share the database with its WPE. And as others have mentioned, you need to ensure that the database you're trying to share is correctly configured via File > Sharing > Instant Web Publishing (select the database you want to share from the list in Currently open files, and then check the radio button All Users to allow everyone, or check Specify users by privilege set to use the FMP's native database security to control who gets to see/access the file via IWP).
And here's a link that should help too:
Correction: my bad. 591 is a web sharing port. I confused it with 5003. My apologies. One more reminder that I should never try to do this from memory alone! I still believe this is a port conflict though. I did a quick sweep throught the IWP Guide and it appears that I was corrrect that IIS is not needed when hosting files for IWP using FMP or FMPA client. So if IIS is enabled, I suspect that that may be the conflict.
Dave Simerly wrote:
Basically, if you're trying to do IWP using FMP client as the host, then you don't need anything else. It uses its own WPE, so turn off IIS.
WOW... I'm wondering how on earth after all these years I end up with a confusion over that one. I never had the error until v11 and had always had the web server turned on... and I've read and re-read that documentation hundreds of times... At some point in the dim-distant past it was a requirement...
See... old dogs and new tricks.... it is possible
I know, it all starts to run together after a while. I even tested it out on an XP box with IIS turned off to make sure I wasn't mis-remembering that in addition to the port numbering!
Hey, you got the port numbers right, I got IIS settings right, so between the two of us we have one correct answer!
Just a quick question whether IWP is really what you want...
If you have just purchased FMGo for your iPhone, are you sure you don't just want to use FileMaker Network Sharing? That would be the simplest way for you to access the database(s) hosted on your XP machine from your iPhone. Just set up the file(s) to be shared on your PC and then access them from within FMGo. (IWP has nothing to do with FMGo.)
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Thanks for your help...not used FM9 too much but all seems as you suggest..by default really...It is more that IWP application keeps crashing
I do not appear to have IIs loaded...so don't think it will be that.
Port 80 or 591 just crashes IWP application
Thanks for your suggestions