thanx for the note Glenn!
please tell us more - what was the problem and how did it get fixed?
The problem was installing the latest version of fms13 on Windows Server 2012 Standard. All requirements for the server were met (from my point of viiew) including removing anything from running on Port 80 (netstat report), but before installation could really begin, I received the message "Error something is using port 80".
This server was setup by a SQL developer freind of the client, so had SQL running on the server, but I thought that nothing really unusual for a Windows Server (it uses SQL for SharePoint and other ""essential" system services I thought).
After contacting FMI and supplying some basic info and the System Information NFO file for the system, they advised that SQL would probably be stopping the installation and the message from the FMS installer was "misleading", but the general FMI recommendation is that any Server should only be running 1 Server role (which I knew was the recommendation )
Sure enough, disabling all the SQL services allowed the install to proceed as usual and all good from my point of view.
Yet to speak to the server admin guy
The process took a while from Downunder, but did proceed reasonably and my only negative would be more meaninful messages from the Installer and if SQL Server is going to be a problem, maybe that could be detected as running by the installer and a warning that the install may not work because of this.
You should put in a feature request for that on the installer! http://www.filemaker.com/company/contact/feature_request.html FileMaker personel reads over each request and may contact you for further information or input, but that is a pretty interesting idea if it were only possible!
Done, great idea.