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I've inherited a FM 8 Server(osx) and the password is unknown.  Is there a way to reset the server password without having to reinstall the server software?
Just to make sure I'm clear, this isn't a password for a database, this is the actual server software to manage databases.

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not as far as I know. but re-installing is done is seconds. make a note of all params, (there are not so much in fact) and re-install, that's far quicker than trying to work around it.
Don't forget to re-apply upgrades after the basic install: if an upgrade fails, it's because there is a process sometimes difficult to kill for the installer. Simplest way is to reboot the server after the basic installation and in between each upgrade if this pb happens.
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In Windows you can do this by deleting a registry key, so I expect there's a preferences file somewhere in the FileMaker .app that will do the same thing, if you can find it.

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