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FileMaker Server 9 Tutorial


This tutorial unlocks the mysteries of FileMaker Server and explains how to configure and administrate on both Windows and Macintosh platforms. Several special introductory sections explain FileMaker Server's role in providing security for FileMaker Pro files, new features in FileMaker Server 9, and various deployment options. The concluding sections of the tutorial provides users with best practices for effective and correct deployment of FileMaker Server. To begin learning, simply click on one of the movie links.

Introduction & Overview

What is Covered?
What is Not Covered?
How Are These Tutorials Organized?

What is FileMaker Server & Why Use It?

FileMaker Server pt. 1
FileMaker Server pt. 2
FileMaker Server's Role in Security pt. 1
FileMaker Server's Role in Security pt. 2

New In Version 9

Product Segmentation
FileMaker Server 9
FileMaker Server 9 Advanced
Uniform Administration Console pt. 1
Uniform Administration Console pt. 2
Server Side Scripting

Installing Different Versions

Master vs. Worker Server
Three Possible Options & One That Isn't
What is Installed On Windows?
What is Installed On Macintosh?

The Uniform Administration Console pt. 1

What is It?
How is It Different than the SAT Tool?
Cross Platform Similarities & Differences

The Uniform Administration Console pt. 2

Launching the Admin Console Start Page
OS Level Controls For Services & Daemons
Starting & Stopping On Windows OS
Starting & Stopping On Macintosh OS

The Uniform Administration Console pt. 3

Database Server Settings Overview
Web Publishing Engine Settings Overview

Windows OS Server Configuration

Database Server General Settings Overview (Win OS)
Database Server (Win OS)
Security (Win OS)
Default Folders (Win OS)
Logging (Win OS)
Server Side Plug-Ins (Win OS)
Web Publishing General Settings (Win OS)
PHP/XSLT/XML (Win OS)
Instant Web Publishing (Win OS)
ODBC/JDBC (Win OS)

Windows OS Server Administration

Clients (Win OS)
Databases (Win OS)
Schedules (Win OS)
Run a Backup (Win OS)
Run a ScriptMaker Script (Win OS)
Run an OS Level Script (Win OS)
Statistics (Win OS)

Macintosh OS Server Configuration

General Settings Overview (Mac OS)
Database Server (Mac OS)
Security (Mac OS)
Default Folders (Mac OS)
Logging (Mac OS)
Server Side Plug-Ins (Mac OS)
Web Publishing General Settings (Mac OS)
PHP/XSLT/XML (Mac OS)
Instant Web Publishing (Mac OS)
ODBC/JDBC (Mac OS)

Macintosh OS Server Administration

Clients (Mac OS)
Databases (Mac OS)
Schedules (Mac OS)
Run a Backup (Mac OS)
Run a ScriptMaker Script (Mac OS)
Run an OS Level Script (Mac OS)
Statistics (Mac OS)

Best Practices pt. 1

Dedicated Hardware
Hard Drive Subsystem
Operating System
Running at the Log-Out Prompt
Other Services & Daemons

Best Practices pt. 2

Processors
NIC Cards
Memory
Cache Configuration
Ports Management

Best Practices pt. 3

Network Typology
Switches vs. Hubs
10/100/1000
UPS
Heat/Humidity/Dirt
Secured Physical Environment

Best Practices pt. 4

Backups
How To Backup
How Not To Backup
Logs
What Logs?
Why Use Logs?
Reading the logs

Summary

Review pt. 1
Review pt. 2

Credits

About the Author


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