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FileMaker Server 12

FileMaker Server 12
  • Donor partner: FileMaker
  • Platform: Windows, Mac
  • Format: Download
  • Product ID: G-45107
  • Availability: Out of Stock

More informations about this product

Description

FileMaker Server is a dedicated database server for managing FileMaker Pro databases. On a network it opens FileMaker Pro files and makes them available to other machines. On the Internet or on an organization's intranet, it publishes FileMaker data in web pages. It works on both Windows and Mac servers.

FileMaker Server can securely connect up to 250 FileMaker Pro or FileMaker Go users. Every user who accesses database files from a desktop computer needs a copy of FileMaker Pro.

Components of FileMaker Server can be deployed on multiple machines to improve overall performance.

Benefits for Organizations

You can use FileMaker Server to:

  • Simplify administration by managing a large number of FileMaker Pro databases remotely
  • Save time by automating administrative tasks
  • Create custom, data-driven websites with PHP or XML (requires development experience)

Major Capabilities

  • Admin Console: An application interface that allows administrators to:
    • Configure and administer FileMaker Server
    • Work with and monitor hosted databases and clients
    • Track statistical information
    • Create scheduled tasks, such as running FileMaker scripts in hosted databases
    • Manage databases remotely from any computer on the network
  • Custom Web Publishing: Developers with PHP or XML experience can:
    • Integrate a database with another website
    • Determine how users interact with data
    • Control how data appears in web browsers
  • Security: The security capabilities in FileMaker Server allow administrators to:
    • Manage user access through external Active Directory/Open Directory authentication
    • Secure data transfer through SSL encryption

File Format Change

FileMaker Server 12 is not compatible with files created in previous versions. You can convert files from previous versions to the version 12 format with FileMaker Pro 12.

Native 64-Bit Architecture

FileMaker Server 12 offers a 64-bit version, which uses memory more efficiently and reduces the possibility of file corruption.

Support

The FileMaker support page offers a knowledge base, forums, product documentation, and a phone number for help with issues like installation and registration at no charge. You can purchase support packages for technical issues and troubleshooting from this page.

Choose Carefully

The administrative fee for this product is not refundable, and the product cannot be exchanged.

Obtaining This Product

Expect two emails. When your donation request has been approved, TechSoup will send a message to your organization email address with preliminary information about obtaining this product. Shortly after, the donor partner will send an email with information needed to complete the installation or activation.

System Requirements

Windows

  • Hardware:
    • Dual-core processor
    • 2 GB or more RAM for 32-bit operating systems, 4 GB recommended; 4 GB or more RAM for 64-bit operating systems, 8 GB recommended
    • 80 GB available hard-disk space (additional minimum 10 GB free space for database files)
  • Software:
    • Windows Server 2003 R2 with SP2 (32-bit); Windows Server 2008 Standard with SP2 (32-bit or 64-bit); Windows Server 2008 R2 with SP1 (64-bit); Windows 7 Professional with SP1 (32-bit or 64-bit)
    • Not supported — Windows 8; Windows Server 2012
    • For the Admin Console:
      • Computer with one of the operating systems above or Windows XP Professional with SP3
      • Java 6 Update 29
    • Internet Explorer 8.0 or later; Firefox 9.0 or later; Safari 5.1 or later
  • For Instant Web Publishing — host computer with continuous access to the Internet or intranet via TCP/IP

Mac

  • Hardware:
    • Intel dual-core processor
    • 4 GB or more RAM, 8 GB recommended
    • 80 GB available hard-disk space (additional minimum 10 GB free space for database files)
  • Software:
    • Mac OS X and Mac OS X Server v10.7 (Lion) or v10.8 (Mountain Lion)
    • For the Admin Console:
      • Computer with one of the operating systems above
      • Java 6 Update 29
    • Safari 5.1 or later; Firefox 9.0 or later
  • For Instant Web Publishing — host computer with continuous access to the Internet or intranet via TCP/IP

Rules, Eligibility and Restrictions

  • Products will be distributed under this program to qualifying organizations only, not to individuals.
  • Four of each FileMaker product may be requested within a fiscal year (July 1 to June 30).
  • This offer is available only to nonprofits with 501(c)(3) designation.
  • This offer is not available to organizations in U.S. territories.
  • Organizations that advocate, support, or practice discrimination based on age, ethnicity, gender, national origin, disability, race, size, religion, sexual orientation, or socioeconomic background are not eligible to participate in this program. Organizations must be willing and able to attest that they do not discriminate on any of these grounds in order to receive donations.
  • FileMaker products may not be transferred or resold.