Mac to filemaker server 3.0 on NT network 
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 Mac to filemaker server 3.0 on NT network

I am configuring Mac's and PC's to read a database file on the server of a
new NT school network using Filemaker Server 3.0.
At the moment on the pc side the user simply chooses
Start Menu - Database Folder and a database called -Students (This contains
the individual timetable for each student at the school) i.e.. you open up
the specific database file directly. Not the application first.

I want the same access for the Mac side.
PROBLEM: To stop getting the (You have exceeded the allowable number of
users on the network message) you have to configure the Students database in
the share menu as a multi-user. You then have no problem opening up this
file across the network.

On the Mac environment however I can't access the Students database
directly. If you try an open Filemaker on the local computer you produce the
(You have exceeded the allowable number of users on the network message)

Can I:
1)create a shortcut or something to the Students database that is sitting on
the NT server.
2) AT the moment no client computer can open up Filemaker Application at all
with out the error. We have a multi site license for the school



Tue, 30 Apr 2002 03:00:00 GMT
 Mac to filemaker server 3.0 on NT network

Where is your "students" database located ?
Are you launching the NT's FMPro application when "students" is opened ? -
Sounds like it too me.
Are you serving the "students" database using FMServer 3.0 on your NT server
? - Does NOT sound like it to me.
Are you sharing the Win FMPro application from an NT server ?

Files served by FileMaker Server, are available to FileMaker Pro running on
clients, regardless of the client's OS.

What we do:
The served (multi-user) databases are all resident on the FileMaker Server.
A single-user file is located on each local desktop.
This single user file references one of the served databases.
This "initial" served database contains iconic scripts that can in turn
reference all/any other served databases.
Users launch the local single-user file, and so also launch a local copy of
FMPro.

Why we do this:
The local (single-user) database ALWAYS points at the same "initial" file.
Any changes to served databases - adding, changing, removing served fm
files - does not impact on the local file.
Though - we DO have to update the "initial" served database that is
referenced by the local file.
In case it becomes corrupted, a copy of this single-user file is kept in a
"publically" accessible location on one of our file-servers. Our users know
they can go to that file-server and freely copy this file locally.

I noticed your .au address. Where are you located ?
--
Doug Bodero
Systems Manager
Trinity Lutheran College
Gold Coast, Australia


Quote:
> I am configuring Mac's and PC's to read a database file on the server of a
> new NT school network using Filemaker Server 3.0.
> At the moment on the pc side the user simply chooses
> Start Menu - Database Folder and a database called -Students (This
contains
> the individual timetable for each student at the school) i.e.. you open up
> the specific database file directly. Not the application first.

> I want the same access for the Mac side.
> PROBLEM: To stop getting the (You have exceeded the allowable number of
> users on the network message) you have to configure the Students database
in
> the share menu as a multi-user. You then have no problem opening up this
> file across the network.

> On the Mac environment however I can't access the Students database
> directly. If you try an open Filemaker on the local computer you produce
the
> (You have exceeded the allowable number of users on the network message)

> Can I:
> 1)create a shortcut or something to the Students database that is sitting
on
> the NT server.
> 2) AT the moment no client computer can open up Filemaker Application at
all
> with out the error. We have a multi site license for the school




Wed, 01 May 2002 03:00:00 GMT
 
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