Knowledgebase: FileMaker
Connecting to the GC FileMaker Server
Posted by David Kempf on 11 July 2014 03:17 PM

Updated Davidjk


To connect your FileMaker client to the Goshen College FileMaker Server hosted at, follow the steps:

PC & Mac:

  1. Open FileMaker Pro
  2. In the File menu, choose Open Remote
  3. In the Launch Center, click the Hosts tab
  4. Click the Add Favorite Host button (the Plus sign in the bottom left) to display the Add Favorite Host dialog box.
  5. In the dialog box, for Host’s Internet Address, enter
  6. (optional) For Favorite Host’s Name, type FM Server. (If you don’t enter a name, only the host’s Internet address is displayed in the Launch Center in the Hosts tab.)
  7. Click Save.
  8. You will now have the GC FileMaker databases available from the Launch Center



  1. Open FileMaker Go
  2. In the Remote Files and Hosts column, touch the Add button (looks like this) --> FileMaker Go Add Remote Host to open the Add Host window.
  3. In the Host’s Internet Address textbox, enter
  4. Set the Host Name to FM Server



10/16/18 -djk