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FileMaker® 12 In Depth by Jesse Feiler

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27. FileMaker Server and Server Advanced

About FileMaker Server

You use FileMaker Server to make your FileMaker Pro databases available to many users at once across a network. On its own, the FileMaker Pro software can host files for networked access from up to ten users at a time, in what’s called a peer-to-peer configuration. The stability, security, and management features of FileMaker Server make it a preferred solution even for many environments that could manage with peer-to-peer solutions. However, small shops (particularly those with part-time FileMaker use) can function quite effectively with peer-to-peer configurations. As you learn in this chapter, the actual sharing is accomplished by one user running FileMaker Pro and allowing up ...

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