3 Replies Latest reply on Apr 17, 2012 11:58 AM by Stephen Huston

    Launching FileMaker Pro 12 to a server?


      Hi all,

      We just installed a server in our office and want toput our database there.

      My understanding is that FM can have up to 5 users at once.

      However, I put the file on the server and I can't use it if someone else is using it.

      Is there a step that I missed?

        • 1. Re: Launching FileMaker Pro 12 to a server?

          Make sure you enable Sharing and specify what users/groups you want to use to share the file.

          • 2. Re: Launching FileMaker Pro 12 to a server?

            What is the error message you are getting when the second user tries to open the file?


            If you are sharing the file through FileMaker Pro, then the first user to open the file will be the host(presuming that you have sharing enabled on that file as LeeSnover suggested). Every user after that should access that using File -> Open Remote and find the shared file that way, instead of opening it directly from the disk.


            If it is hosted on FileMaker Server, and you are still running into this issue, I would open up your FileMaker Server admin console, click the "Database Server" link on the left side, and make sure that the checkbox labeled "Limit Number of FileMaker Pro Connections" is some number of

            • 3. Re: Launching FileMaker Pro 12 to a server?
              Stephen Huston

              Are you trying to use a single license version of FileMaker? Hosting allows multiple users, but they must each have a valid license. Peer-to-peer hosting does not change the licensing requirements for each copy, just the allowable connection number to the host machine (if all are properly licensed).

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