HOWTO: Download and install FileMaker Pro 17 clients


  • Instructions how to download and install FileMaker Pro 17 client software from the Partners Network.  
  • Windows and Mac versions available
  • Software is provided free if used with ERIS Hosted FileMaker Servers.  
  • Compatible with FileMaker Server versions 15, 16, 17


  • You must be connected to the Partners Network.
  • Host Compatibility:  FileMaker Pro 17 can connect to the following hosts:FileMaker Server 17, 16 and 15 

System Requirements

Please note that OS X Yosemite 10.11 is no longer supported. Please update your operating system before upgrading to FileMaker Pro 17.

 Operating System*

 Windows 10 Pro Edition
 Windows 10 Enterprise Edition
32-bit and 64-bit
Anniversary update
 Windows 8.1 Standard Edition 
Windows 8.1 Pro Edition
System updates 2919355 and 2999226
 Windows 7 SP1 Professional Edition
 Windows 7 SP1 Ultimate Edition
System update 2999226
macOS High Sierra 10.13  
macOS Sierra 10.12  

*Version stated is the minimum requirement. FileMaker Pro may also work with later operating systems certified by FileMaker, Inc. Operating systems not listed in the table above have not been tested and are not supported.

  Minimum Requirements Recommended Requirements

CPU: 1 GHz or faster x86 or x64 processor

CPU: 1 GHz or faster x86- or x64-bit processor
RAM: 2 GB or more

 Mac RAM: 2 GB RAM: 4 GB or more

Mac Installation Instructions:

  1. Mount the volume containing the installation files at smb:// 
  2. Log in with your Partners username and password
  3. Double-click the disk image FileMaker17 Advanced.dmg (.dmg file) on the networked volume.
  4. Double-click the FileMaker Pro 17 Advanced.pkg installer application.

Windows Installation Instructions:

  1. Mount the network drive containing the installation files at \\\filemaker\Filemaker-client-17\Win using the File Explorer
  2. Log in with your Partners username and password. Example:  partners\abc0
  3. For 32bit installer go to 32Bit folder and double-click setup.exe
  4. For 64bit installer go to 64Bit folder and double-click setup.exe

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