Turn File Sharing off... ?
I am familiar with this message when using FileMaker Pro on a machine with FIleMaker Server active. I mean you don't have 2 copies of FMP on the same machine... do you? Just wondering the circumstances..
...2 different versions of Filemaker on the same machine, and no matter which version you run, you get the message, even after turning sharing off on one of the versions. It's totally maddening... but since it drove me mad already, it's now just slightly annoying... it reminds me that I've been successfull enough to own at least two versions and that my developing career IS making a difference.
BTW, after having 2 versions on one machine, and you delete one version... this message persists, indicating to me that FMP is referencing configuration files outside of the program folder.
My situation is I have a FMA on the server machine. In my solution i frequently need to open an unhosted file. Each and everytime I do that I get that error message. I saw a list of error message that Filemaker says cannot be surpressed, this was not on the list, but I can not find a way to stop this annoying message!
So that means that FMPA has it's sharing turned on and the file you are opening is set to share but because the server is already hosting FMPA can't.
If you turn off the FileSharing on FMPA you will get a different error message as the FIle is still set to share but FMPA can't...
Catch-22!... either way you get an error message.
Your situation appears to be that other services are accidentally running. Tom's case is a bit different in that he knows the services are running but wants to suppress the messages.
If you delete rather than uninstall FM you might have this kind of problem.
Also check that you don't have FM Server installed and running because if you don't use it it is just going to conflict with the operation of FM Pro.
No way you can turn it off then. It's on the list because it CAN be surpressed. Just not in your scenario.
If FMS is not hosting any files when you're doing this you can shut down the database server part of FMS, but if you still have hosted files you can't surpress the message.
Tom, I have the same problem, but for a different scenario.
I have a local (non hosted) file which needs access to a shared (hosted) file.
As soon as I open the hosted file, I get the dialog. But of course I'm not *trying* to host the already hosted file, just access it from the non-hosted local file. Personally, I think it's a misfeature/bug.
I've given up trying to solve this one. It just irritates all my clients.