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Two Servers won’t play nice

Question asked by Operadad on Feb 12, 2014
Latest reply on Feb 14, 2014 by CarlHenshall

Two Windows 2008 R2 servers.

Both Virtual and on the same network.

 

Installed FileMaker Server 13 in a two server configuration.

The “data” server sees the “web” sever.

Edited the deployment, and everything succeeded.

The client has a 25 user license for WebDirect.

 

Now, in the FileMaker Serve Admin Console.

The web server is “On” and we can turn Web publishing “On”.

 

We can open the test page (http://ip_address:16000/test)

 

So far, this is great. everything is as we expect.

 

In the admin console, we select “Web Publishing”, PHP, and Enable PHP publishing, Save. Then, FileMaker WebDirect, Enable FileMaker WebDirect, Save.

 

Great, that should do it.

 

Go back to Status page and...“PHP is disabled” and “FileMaker WebDirect is Disabled”.

 

Through much gyration, tribulation, and re-start-u-lation. There’s no joy. We can't get them to turn on.

 

Anyone have any idea? If there is another discussion that addresses this very issue, I am delighted to read it, but so far I haven't found an answer. All internal firewalls have been turned off.

 

As an aside, getting into these servers is not a trivial matter. It's one of those things where you have to tell the person on the other end of the phone line to perform the action. We can only see the screen that the remote operator is using.

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