I've got a twist on a problem I've seen on the forums. I have FMS 9.03 installed on a server running Windows Server 2003, and get the error "The database server is not available" whenever I go to the admin console.
Everything I've found in the forums says this is usually caused by multiple instances of the software running on the same network using the same license. As far as I know, this is not the case in my situation.
Whenever I get the message, I try to start the database server, and nothing happens. I check the event log (no indication of any problem), and check to make sure the service is running (it is).
I have tried restarting the machine, as well as restarting the service, and neither has worked. It's apparently running fine, because we're able to work in the hosted databases without any problems.
Anyone have any suggestions?