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get Connection lost error when trying to connect to FileMaker Server Admin

XServe;10.3.8;FM Server 7;FM Pro 7 Mac Client;FM Pro Server Admin Mac Client

I cannot connect to FileMaker Server Admin from my Server Admin client.  I can connect to to the server with the FileMaker Pro Client.  When trying to connect to the server, I get this message:

Could not connect to FileMaker Server "Yadda"

This occurs whether the firewall is up or down.  I have opened ports 5003 & 25003 on the firewall.  (But again, I can't connet even when the firewall is down).

Ideas?

Thanks
je
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billmercerCommented:
Are you by any chance running a copy of the FileMaker client application on the same machine as the server? That can cause this error.



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jesterepsilonAuthor Commented:
Well, I was hoping that was it because I was running a client on that machine.  However, I shutdown the client and tried to reconnect.  Still got the same error.  Other suggestions?

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je
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billmercerCommented:
If you were running the client and server both on the same machine, you probably need to completely shut down both. To be safe, I'd reboot the server. Per FileMaker, this is an unsupported configuration, and results could be unpredictable.

You could also try repairing permissions, just on general principles.

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lesouefCommented:
It is more than unsupported, it does not work, and cannot work! probably due to the fact that they read and write on a single port 5003.
sorry for that late contribution!
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billmercerCommented:
Lesouef, my point was that since it's unsupported, it could cause more problems than just the port conflict. That's why I suggested rebooting.

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