There must be an easy answer here that is alluding me. I have just set up
all our Filemaker files on a dedicated NT computer and use FM Server 5. I
would like to modify the files using a remote NT computer. So far, it's nice
and speedy. I like that.
But-- when I open up a file on the remoter computer (as the only "guest")
and attempt to add a field, I am advised that the file is being shared and
cannot be modified. (This is the result whether I have the Filemaker file
directly in the filemaker Server 5 folder or use shortcuts.)
As recommmended, I do not have FMP 5 on the server, so I cannot work on the
files there. The only thing I can think of is to close the files on the
server, set the folder in which the filemaker files reside to file sharing,
and then open them up via file sharing on the remote computer. But file
sharing is taboo in the Filemaker world. So I'm surprised that this is how
you have to work on them.
I know smart database developers plan out their databases, set them up, then
transfer them to the server and forget about them. However, I cannot do
that; our business is constantly changing, and the database must change with
I would appreciate anyone's thoughts on this. Thank you.