can see server from Filemaker Pro, but files do not show as available on the server
Posted 28 February 2010 - 07:20 PM
For years, we ran Filemaker 9 Server on an SBS 2003 box. We had Filemaker Pro 9 on the desktops, and we had no problem using the Filemaker Pro client and going file -> open -> remote and clicking on the server name in the left hand pane and the files in the right hand pane. We only used it as a database server - not at all web publishing.
We recently upgraded our server from SBS 2003 to SBS 2008 which is of course Windows 2008 64 bit. I have Filemaker 10 Server, and since FIlemaker 9 is not certified on Windows 2008, I installed FM 10 Server. I installed Bonjour 64 bit, and the install seemed to go fine and all the files are open (I first tried copying the files to the databases folder) and then I removed them and did an upload a database task. In each case, everything looked normal. Of note - in case it was an issue with 64 bit, I also have a spare server with Windows 2008 Server 32 bit on it, so I also tested in that case and got the exact same results on the client. See below.
On the client (all Windows XP) with Filemaker 9.0.3 Pro, if I click File -> Open remote, I see the server and its IP address in the left hand pane, but where I used to see the databases/files to open - there is nothing. Not even the sample file - which I think used to be there. I have brought down the files to the local workstation and opened them to check the file sharing - and it is indeed on. I have even turned it off - closed - reopened - turned on sharing again and closed again and then re-uploaded/added the databases to the FM server. I have also tried using Filemaker Pro 10 as the client - same result. I can see the server, but I can't see the databases on the server.
I'm at a total loss. This should be pretty easy, but I'm just not seeing the databases in filemaker pro. Any help is appreciated.
Posted 01 March 2010 - 08:55 AM
After I opened up ports 5003, 16000, and 16001 - the other machines on the LAN could see the files on the server. I can't complain, it's in installation documentation, but no one really reads that anyway. There should be a dialog box that comes up during the install. Anyway, all fixed.