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FileMaker Server 12

FileMaker Server is the tool of choice for sharing FileMaker files with more than a handful of concurrent FileMaker users. Whereas the peer-to-peer file hosting available in FileMaker Pro and Pro Advanced can host no more than 10 files for no more than 9 users, FileMaker Server can host as many as 125 files for as many as 250 concurrent FileMaker users. FileMaker Server can also perform regular, automated backups of database files; log various usage statistics; and execute server-side scripts including FileMaker scripts as well as system-level scripts such as Windows batch, Perl, VBScript, and AppleScript.

If you want to share your databases with more than a few users, you should invest in FileMaker Server.

FileMaker Server 12 also includes the FileMaker API for PHP and XML custom web publishing. Note that the PHP Site Assistant has been discontinued.

The following are the operating system requirements for FileMaker Server 12:

  • Mac: OS X 10.6.7 or greater (Intel Mac only), OS X 10.7 or greater (Intel Mac only), OS X Server 10.6.7 or greater (Intel Mac only), OS X Server 10.7 or greater (Intel Mac only)
  • Windows: Windows 2003 Server Standard Edition SP2 (32-bit only), Windows 2008 Server SP2, Windows 2008 Server R2, Windows 7 Professional Edition
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