I think you will find that by default the IIS server has port 80 turned off to the WAN.
It is a special little setting that you always overlook and I can't tell you more... but it catches me out with PHP configs every time.
If you check the router error log it helps you troubleshoot it. I think it is an error 22 but I also remember a 6.
You also have to make sure that you are sharing out of Port 80 on the server.
I know this seems really obvious... but look carefully...!
Message was edited by: Lyndsay Howarth It may have been the Firewall settings...
When trouble shooting these kinds of things:
1. Is the web server running?
you can test this ON the server by opening any browser
then type in "http://localhost/" (no quotes) this is your HOST
an alternate is "http://127.0.0.1/"
also try the IP address of the server (from the server)
if you have domain attached to the server, you can test for that, too.
IF you do NOT get a standard welcome/home/index... page then you web server is probably not running.
IF you do NOT get the web server running, your FMP/IWP (or CWP) will not be running.
2. IF you have your web server running and if you have your FMS running (and all the settings show "on"), did you test the sample database that comes with the installation?
the name of this file is "FMServer_Sample.fp7"
get at the testing for everything to be working correctly from the FMS Admin Console.
or in your browser "http://[host]:16000/test" (no quotes), substitute your host from above
IF the sample database does not work with IWP, go back to your installation and if you need to re-install.
If you don't start with the basics and get these running correctly, your database won't work either!
3. IS your database set for sharing with IWP? Does it have any privilege sets that allow IWP? does the database show up in the Admin Console? What do you see beside this database in the console?
Thanks for your respond.
2-Test of sample database successful.
3-Database set for sharing with IWP and all the privileges set to allow IWP. Database show up in the admin console
But still no luck
Thanks Lyndsay for your respond
I am also assuming , it has something to do with Windows server 2003 IIS configuration. when you say "you will find that by default the IIS server has port 80 turned off to the WAN." you mean on router or in IIS properties. I was trying to find out where it is , i couldnt find it, On router the port is open .
Sorry, I meant at the router...
It was something really basic that I had never seen turned off before and had been done by their ISP on install.
I can't find the screen dumps I took but will ask if someone else has a copy.
finally i found the problem. I should do that at the very begining. CALLING my internet provider. I dont know if its same in USA but in canada they block all 80 and 591 port numbers who has residential internet access. That way they force you to use static business account. Thats why People werent being able to access IWP database only but accessing filemaker pro database because they use different port I hope this information will help others.
thanks for your help
I think I am experiencing the same problem with FMSA12.
What did you do to correct the situation? ... did you take out a business account?