8 Replies Latest reply on Aug 22, 2015 4:12 AM by TimAnderson

    FMP12 and the tale of the NOT unique persistent ID


      Can't now add to the discussion of forums.filemaker as I changed things so my posts merge.


      I have a client with more than 8 identical MSI touchscreen machines in a clean-room environment

      As part or an audit to ready for a move to an FMP14 system which we want to use PersistantID to be able to tell which machine was used to perform a specific task

      Windows 7 and FMP12.04


      When you run Get ( PersistantID ) on ALL of them it returns the identical value. Meaning that the >>Returns text representing a unique identifier of the computer or device running FileMaker. is in fact not actually true, and therefore unreliable.

      They all start



      I ran

      wmic path win32_computersystemproduct get uuid

      under Command and each one returned"



      A full explanation of what is going on would be helpful, and whether this is specific to either of these environments

      It would be difficult to install FMP14 speculatively without first believing that this will in fact solve the issue


      john renfrew