I should note that I'm NOT using FileMaker server -- I'm just trying to do the basic peer-to-peer sharing under Windows XP x64
Put a copy of the file on your local machine and open it with Filemaker Pro.
Select Sharing | FileMaker Network from the File Menu and make sure that you have enabled this file for network sharing. Under "Network Access to File" make sure that "all users" is selected.
Now put the file back on the server and use FileMaker Pro installed on the server to open the file.
Now your other users should be able to use Open Remote from their installed copies of FileMaker Pro to open the file.
Well, I followed these steps where I loaded the .FP7 file locally on my machine, and edited the Network share settings. That part worked fine. After I uploaded the edited files back to the file server. I got this same error again, when I tried to open them across the network.
I opened and edited 3 different Seedcode .FP7 files locally -- (SeedcodeComplete, SeedcodeMedia, SeedcodeData)
It's possible that I didn't define the specific users correctly
OK, I got the different SeedCode files to open remotely - but only if there are shared out from one user workstation to the other user workstation -- in a peer-to-peer fashion. I still have to see if the file sharing will work from the main file server.
File sharing settings on the server do not affect whether a file is available to other users via open remote and it is dangerous to your file's integrity to open it directly from the server instead of using Open Remote. It is best NOT to share the directory in which you place the file.
Launch FileMaker Pro on the server and open the file.
Then other users launch FileMaker on their computer and use Open Remote to connect to the hosted file.