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I currently administer a Filemaker 16 Server and only use Oracle Java for the admin console (web publishing is turned off). We want to get rid of Java rather than start paying for it. Rather than upgrade to FMS18, is it possible to use OpenJDK instead of Java for the FMS16 admin console? If so, is there anyone that can provide some guidance on how to do that?

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Not officially, no.  And thus not supported.  You only have 2-3 months of support left on FMS16 as it stands - if support is important to you then upgrade to FMS18.

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