Managing plug-ins > Enabling the Install Plug-In File script step to update plug-ins
 

Enabling the Install Plug-In File script step to update plug-ins

If your hosted database files use the Install Plug-In File script step, you can enable the script step to update server-side plug-in files.

To enable the Install Plug-In File script step to update a FileMaker Script Engine (FMSE) plug-in file:

1. In Admin Console, click the Connectors > Plug-ins tab.

2. For Server Plug-ins, set FileMaker Script Engine Plug-ins and Install Plug-in File Script Step to Enabled.

The Install Plug-In File script step updates the plug-in file in the folder on the master machine in your FileMaker Server deployment.

Windows: [drive]:\Program Files\FileMaker\FileMaker Server\Database Server\Extensions\

macOS: /Library/FileMaker Server/Database Server/Extensions/

To enable the Install Plug-In File script step to update a Web Publishing Engine plug-in file:

1. In Admin Console, click the Connectors > Plug-ins tab.

2. For Web Publishing Plug-ins, set Web Publishing Plug-ins and Install Plug-in File Script Step to Enabled.

3. In a single-machine deployment, restart the Web Publishing Engine to apply this change. In a multiple-machine deployment, restart the Web Publishing Engine first on the master machine, then on the worker machines, to apply this change from the master machine to the worker machines.

The Install Plug-In File script step updates the plug-in file in the folder on the machines running the Web Publishing Engine.

Windows: [drive]:\Program Files\FileMaker\FileMaker Server\Web Publishing\publishing-engine\cwpc\Plugins\

macOS: /Library/FileMaker Server/Web Publishing/publishing-engine/cwpc/Plugins/

Notes 

Enabling web publishing plug-ins and the Install Plug-In File script step restarts the Web Publishing Engine and disconnects any clients.

Because plug-ins are different for Windows and macOS, you should only execute the Install Plug-In File script step from a client that is running on the same operating system as the host machine.

For information on using the Install Plug-In File script step, see FileMaker Pro Help.

Related topics 

Changing plug-in file permissions (macOS)