FMS 5.5 on Windows Server 2003?



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FMS 5.5 on Windows Server 2003?

Postby Shatterbug » Sun, 13 Feb 2005 16:08:04 GMT

Anyone hosting Filemaker Server 5.0/5.5 on Windows Server 2003?  Any
recommendations, caveats or horror stories?


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