Author Topic: Using FM Books Connector When Filemaker Pro is Installed in Terminal Services  (Read 1936 times)

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We are planning to use the following Filemaker Pro Volume License installation on a Windows 2008 Terminal Server:

Referring to a PDF document I downloaded from Filemaker (Running FileMaker Pro 10 on Terminal Services)
Installing FileMaker Pro on a Terminal Services server (Windows Server 2008)
1. Make sure Terminal Services is installed and configured on your Windows Server 2008 SP1 machine and you are logged on as administrator.
2. Do one of the following:
    o If you downloaded your software electronically, double-click the download file to unpack the files.
    o If you have a FileMaker Pro Volume License or Site License CD, insert it into your CD or DVD drive.
3. In the Control Panel, double-click Install Application on Terminal Server.
If you purchased your software online, browse to Setup.exe.
4. Click Next to locate your installation program.
5. Click Next to begin the installation.
6. Choose a setup language, then click OK.
The FileMaker Pro InstallShield Wizard appears.
7. When the License Agreement panel appears, read the Software License Agreement. If you accept the terms of the license agreement, click I Accept.
8. Install FileMaker Pro by following the onscreen instructions.
For details about installation issues, see the Installation and New Features Guide for FileMaker Pro and FileMaker Pro Advanced.
9. When the installation is finished, click Finish.

Can we install FM Books Connector in the same way, or in any way that would work with this setup?

Thank you,

Frank Fallon

Melinda DePalma

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The FM Books Connector will function with Terminal Services. The only difference is how the plug-in is licensed and registered. In a terminal server environment the plug-in is licensed and registered per TS user. This means that you will need a valid plug-in license for each TS user rather than for each machine. Please also note that you will need to ensure that the plug-in is properly installed in the FileMaker extensions folder of the TS user account and that you run the installer files that come with the plug-in download.  You may want to download the demo and test using the demo file before developing and purchasing the plug-in.