Can you save the screen shot as a .png file? I'm not able to view it with the .tiff extension as Photoshop treats it as a gif image.
I update the attachment and posted the image in the original post. Thanks for your time.
I note that your Host is unspecified/blank.
So the previous step ask you to select the Single server deployment, then it indicates that the following web server "apache" is detected on the machine (localhost). See the screen shot below. The next screen indicates that the web server test failed and to select another host (image shown in origninal post). But it should be able to detect the web server on the localhost? correct?
I would assume it would detect it. Did you do a FULL installation of the FM Server, or a custom install? Some custom installs may fail to install needed components.
It was a full installation.
That's a weird one... particually the new path for the /library/server.
It was weird enough to find out that v12 had different PHP roots depending on OS version for Macs when I did my own installs.
try putting in 127.0.0.1 (or is it 127.0.0.0?) as the host. It means the same as localhost.
It obviously thinks the Apache server is not running.
check your web server / php installation using phpinfo() in a test PHP file. This will give you an idea of what the server thinks is it's active PHP.ini
I think you'll find a symlink at /Library/WebServer/Documents to the new location but I don't think the document path is the issue.
Apache is good is this respect: it either starts or it doesn't. The only thing, on my machines, that has ever stopped Apache from starting is a bad conf file. If that's the case the logs will tell you where to look.
Well, this is what I found out:
So it tested the phpinfo()file and Apache is running with php version 5.3.15, but FMP server won't recognize it.
In the Apache Environment, this is the main document root folder /library/server/web/data/sites/default
I'm just wondering if I should install the client version of 10.8 instead, as the server version seems to be complicating things?
Maybe Fielmaker doesn't recognize this version of PHP? Should I use the FMP server PHP version on the FMP install disk?
The FMI Knowledge base addresses this issue.
Supported PHP versions.
Manually installing the FileMaker API for PHP
Thanks, then the issue is that it doesn't recognize this installation of Apache. I'm going to start with a clean install of 10.8 client and seee if that helps.
Well I'm at a road block here Any suggestions?
1) installed a clean version of the OS, OS 10.8.2 client. So I'm not using 10.8 server anymore.
2) installed a clean version of FMSA 11.04.404 ( latest version) with the developer license for testing.
3) enabled php in the .conf file.
4) tested Apache server status for localhost and Apache is running:
5) when trying to set-up the FMSA server deployment it:
1) recognizes the Apache server on this machine. ( that is shows "Apache" in the drop-down menu of selectable web servers).
2) it says "The FileMaker server installation is unable to communicate with the web server you previously selected".
6) It says that it is error in communicating with the web server, not that Apache is not running.
error message " An error was encountered communicating with the server, and the web server is not configured"
I'm not sure what it means by the "web serer is not configured"?
This is frustrating to me as our solution is still in .fp7 and our clients are buying new machines.
FileMaker has stated that Custom Web Publishing won't work on Mountain Lion:
Thanks for the posting this information – that is exactly the issue. If I had seen this earlier, it would have saved me a lot of time and frustration.
It's very frustrating as I'm still using FMP 11 too. I just installed FMSA 12 v3 on OS 10.8 client and it works fine with regards to this issue – so at least the issue was resolved in version 12.