Installing FileMaker Pro Advanced on Your aACE Server (FMS 17)

Please follow our help guide for Installing the FileMaker Client.

  • If you are using aACE Software's FileMaker Pro 17 license, set the User Name to "For Use by aACE Software Only".

Configuring FileMaker Pro Advanced

  1. After the installation, open the app and display the Preferences dialog:
    • Mac — FileMaker Pro Advanced > Preferences 
    • PC — Edit > Preferences
  2. Mark the Use advanced tools flag and click OK. (Note: This grants the ability to use developer-specific tools such as the Script Debugger and the Data Viewer.)
  3. Quit FileMaker to ensure the change takes effect.
  4. Re-open FileMaker and click File > Hosts > Show Hosts….
  5. At the Hosts dialog, next to the "Search Hosts” field in the upper-left corner, click on the Plus button.
  6. At the “Add Favorite Host” dialog, in the “Host’s Internet Address” field, enter “”.
    Note: This will display the available FileMaker databases hosted on your server, enabling quick access.
  7. Click Save.