for the purpose of testing a filemaker app, you don’t need to really use web publish, unless that is actually the working enviornment you have to test. I’m not very clear on what you are trying to accomplish here, so it’s generalization of fucntionality.
If I was testing a filemaker app(database) running under fmserver using vnc would be a decent way having remote control via eggplant, but for multiple users it can present a problm as only one user can have control at a time, this is where remote desktop with multiple accounts would be superior, given you have some fast hardware.
With FM server and client running on the same machine, you lose most of the netowork overhead, but without a better description of what you are trying to accomplish, we’re just wasting bandwidth here.
In the short:
vnc beats the pants off other remote control solutions if you have eggplant, I often use my eggplant host machine for mundane tasks on my headless pc’s and macs stationed in other areas of our labs, so I don’t have to get out of my chair ( that’s another story)
remote desktop and windows server requires $$$ and $taff, so give vnc a try, you can certainly pay for an eggplant license in short order givent he cost of hiring a windows admin, even at recent graduate salaries, and as I’m fond of saying, eggplant doesn’t take vacations, call in sick or needs benefits.
Sorry, I have to get back to work now…eggplant is calling for some keystrokes