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Is there any reason why a runtime solution could not be stored on a PC in a peer to peer network and used on various PCs in the network but never simultaneously?

It looks like I have some folks who want to use it that way, but I want to make sure there are no showstoppers before I move in that direction.

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I am not 100% sure what the exact question is but I do not believe there is an issue with running a runtime and client on the same machine. However, keep in mind that the runtime will not interface with the rest of your "shared" files on the Peer to Peer or served files. Runtimes are standalone solutions.

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I started using FM since v2.x.

In FM4.x, I was told that you the runtime is peer-to-peer enabled.

In FM5.x, I was told that the runtime is for meant to be stand alone. FM stop support the peer-to-peer sharing, possibly due to commercial reason. I had tried that it was still possible. But not sure how stable it was.

Now, think about your approach. If the runtime supports peer-to-peer networking, then the end-users doesn't need to purchase FM. That is, it is good for end-user but it hurts the sales of FM.

From then on, I didn't try peer-to-peer sharing on runtime.

My suggestion is that as FM Inc mentioned that it is meant for stand alone, therefore it is not advisible to use runtime for peer-to-peer sharing. However, the runtime may be hosted at FM server for sharing (because users paid for the FM server, at least!? may be you can check with FM Inc).

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Omega Goh

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You can host it on the server, but only one user can access the file at any one time.

If you can't afford a solution to run on clients, either look at IWP, CWP or wait for FM 9 which will hopefully have affordable thin clients.

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OK, there is some confusion here about all this.

1. The runtime engine cannot be a guest of anything.

2. The data files assocaietd with a particular runtime engine can be placed on FileMaker Server and accessed with FileMaker Pro. These are just ordinary FileMaker Pro files. Register their runtime extension with the Server if you want them to open automatically when the Server launches.

3. The data files can also be opened with either FIleMaker Pro or FIleMaker Pro Advanced. There is then limited ability to share them peer to peer.

HTH

Steven

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