How to populate FM12 server IP automatically in quickstart menu

Discussion created by savingprivatedata on Sep 18, 2013

We are migrating several users from FM11 to FM12. We wanted to popluate the FM12 Server/database information in the quickstart menu automatically, so we didn't have to walk users through it, or go to each PC.


**NOTE** We are using FM12 Pro Advanced. I haven't tried it on other FM12 client versions.


FM12 installation doesn't create most of the registry hives during installation. Filemaker builds them after you open it for the first time, then adds info each time you open it.


I have identified two registry hives that allowed me to populate the the FM12 server and databases on the users quickstart menu without having to manually configure it.


Top level hive

[HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareFileMakerFileMaker Pro12.0AFavHostInfo]


This is where you enter the IP address and name of the server;

[HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareFileMakerFileMaker Pro12.0AFavHostInfoEntry0]

Replace this IP address with your FM12 server's IP address;


TReplace this name with your FM server's name;





This hive is the switch that tells Filemaker, to enable the above hive;

[HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareFileMakerFileMaker Pro12.0AFavHostInfoSummary]

The default last digit below is "0". Change is to 1 like it's displayed below.