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Serving FMP6 and Web Companion clients


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I need to serve databases to FM clients as well as via the Web Companion. This used to work fine under OS9.

I now have all the databases on an OSX machine (10.2.6) running FM Server 5.5. FMP6 clients reach them OK. According to the Server Admin Guide, I should be able to publish these files to the web with FMP. So I install FMP6 on the same machine. Fire it up, "Open Remote.." to the Server files and enable the Web Companion. This does not work however.

In fact, using some simple test files, I found that enabling web sharing on a non-FM Server hosted file prevents other FMP6 clients from seeing that file. Is this a problem with FM Server and FMP being on the same machine?

P.S. The web access is only for intranet use so I am not that concerned about security.

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It's not good practice to run FMS and FMP simultaneously on the same machine -- it'll reduce performance significantly at the very least.

Close the files in FMS before opening them in FMP to activate the Web Companion. Then close FMP and restart FMS. Then try opening them in FMP again.

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Another problem to watch out for is the default layouts Web Companion chooses on the machine acting as the Web Server. I had to change the layouts everytime I opened the files till a helpful FM Forum member gave me the following advice. Close the files on FM Server. Copy them to the machine that will be the Web Server. Open the files with FMP and configure the default layouts. Close the files and copy back to the machine that has FMS and start serving again. The next time you open the file with FMP on the machine to be the Web Server, your default layouts will be retained.

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