FileMaker Server 12.x

posted Aug 14, 2013, 1:35 PM by Andrew Chadick
When installing FileMaker Server on a 2008 R2 x64 server, the install for version 12.02 may seem to go through.  However, when trying to run the "Deployment Assistant" the page that launches my come up with an error indicating "The FileMaker Server Admin Console Start page is not available."

When this happens, you have found yourself in a situation with a known bug.  You must uninstall 12.02, and reboot the server.  
Then go to: http://fmdl.filemaker.com/maint/107-85rel/fms_12.0.4.405.exe
This newest version will install, and launch the Admin Console correctly.  

Note: If you use a non-standard remote desktop port number for accessing this server, the installation of this update/upgrade for FileMaker will make the port non-responsive to RDP.
If this happens, change the port number in the registry and update the firewall to allow the new number.
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