Installing FileMaker Pro Advanced on Your aACE Server (FMS 18)

Please follow our help guide for Installing the FileMaker Client.

  • If you are using aACE Software's FileMaker Pro 18 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 flag to Use advanced tools and click OK.
    Note: This enables developer-specific tools such as the Script Debugger and the Data Viewer.
  3. Click File > Hosts > Show Hosts….
  4. At the Hosts dialog, next to the "Search Hosts” field in the upper-left corner, click the Plus button.
  5. 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.
  6. Click Save.
  7. At the confirmation dialog, mark the flag to "Always permit connection to this host" and click Connect.