Going through my emails, I found this lost and forgotten question that I had mostly likely thought to answer when I got a moment. Well.. now that it’s almost midnight I think I have a moment
The question: Is there any way to get debugging when the application itself won’t load?
The good news first. Yes there is.
The bad news, you have to look through the logs to find where the issue is.
In the past with FCS 1.5 and the admin panel that was used with it (which in fact you can also use with FMS2 for this particular purpose), the debugging panel that showed the traces in the application would stay open even if the application failed to launch properly. That way, you would be able to see traces to see where the problem was.
In the case with the new admin application for FMS2, when the application shuts down, the application panel in the admin app would just close. This in turn doesn’t let you see if there were any traces that might indicate where the problem was.
Unfortunately the only real way to debug FMS apps is to use traces.. it sucks, but that’s another topic all in itself.
So the application logs are all sitting in the install directory of FMS in the logs directory. You will want to look in the application00.log for the latest stuff. In there shows everything that you have been looking at in the admin application panels.
So that’s it.