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#1 Bikeman17  apprentice

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Posted 17 October 2011 - 02:42 PM

I just installed FM Pro 11 on two Windows 7 (home edition) machine and I cannot see my main file on the server. I set up the Windows Firewall properly to enable FM Pro 11. Settings are ok with my main file. On the client machine, I can see the server but when I click on it, no name appears on the right-hand window. Do I need to upgrade to Windows Server?

Any tips is welcome
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Posted 17 October 2011 - 03:14 PM

Is Access by FileMaker Network enabled in the privilege set for the user account in the server file?
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#3 Bikeman17  apprentice

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Posted 17 October 2011 - 04:11 PM

Absolutely! Beside I tested it on a Windows XP - Mac network and it worked fine.
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Posted 17 October 2011 - 06:55 PM

Check Bonjour is installed and the ports are open.
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Posted 18 October 2011 - 12:36 PM

One thing that tripped me up when moving to Windows 7 from XP was that the default workgroup name had changed. However, I don't think this should cause a problem with seeing FM Server.
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Posted 18 October 2011 - 12:56 PM

Well I run two regular licenses not FM Server
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Posted 19 December 2011 - 09:00 AM

Have the same thing... If all network connections are OK, type in the address manually (eg. fmnet:/hostip/databasename.fp7) in the 'Open Remote' window.
Even though not visible, it connects...
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Posted 04 September 2012 - 07:38 AM

Ok I don't want to hijack this thread but I'll attach what I'm getting on Windows 8.

FM11 installs and runs but whenever I try to connect to our server it says "no files"

I know this works on other clients (mac and older windows) but not on Win8.

Firewall is turned off, and if I try a direct path I get a "file not found".

The software found the server on it's own but it won't see the files on the server.

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Posted 06 September 2012 - 12:02 PM

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Posted 07 September 2012 - 04:05 AM

Check the domain name. The default has changed in Windows 7.
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Posted 30 October 2013 - 09:40 AM

CalSun,

 

Have you ever resolved the issue below? 

 

Ok I don't want to hijack this thread but I'll attach what I'm getting on Windows 8.

FM11 installs and runs but whenever I try to connect to our server it says "no files"

I know this works on other clients (mac and older windows) but not on Win8.

Firewall is turned off, and if I try a direct path I get a "file not found".

The software found the server on it's own but it won't see the files on the server.

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#12 Gus  novice

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Posted 01 November 2013 - 07:13 AM

For the benefit of other users, I noticed that the file "server.pem" was not installed in the FM11 client program folders. So I copied it from another computer which was able to connect and the server files were visible.


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Posted 14 June 2014 - 07:40 AM

Calsun

Resolved the issue using a small file called server.pem which was not installing on windows 8. simply find it on a windows 7 installation and copy it to the same location on your win 8 machine.

Hope that helps.


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