Getting Started with QuarkXPress Server 2018 - February 2019 Update

Installing QuarkXPress Server

The topics below describe how to install QuarkXPress Server.

Installing QuarkXPress Server: macOS

To install QuarkXPress Server:

  1. Disable any virus protection software. If you are concerned about a virus infecting your computer, run a virus check on the installer file and then disable your virus detection software.

  2. Double-click the Installer icon and follow the instructions on the screen.

  3. When prompted, enter the validation code.

    Do not discard the validation code. You will need it if you have to reinstall.
  4. In the Quark License Server Details screen, enter the IP address and port number of the main Quark® License Administrator (QLA) server in the License Server Host Name/IP Address and License Server Port fields. Optionally, enter the IP address and port number of a backup QLA server in the Backup License Server Host Name/IP Address and Backup License Server Port fields.

  5. In the Port and Folder Settings screen, enter a value in the Port field and specify the location of the QuarkXPress Server document pool.

  6. In the Subrenderer Configuration screen, enter the number of renderers you want to run. The number of available renderers is determined by the QLA license file.

  7. Complete the installation.

After its initial launch, QuarkXPress Server creates a "Preferences" folder for each renderer. For example, if you have two renderers, QuarkXPress Server creates two folders named "Preferences sub1" and "Preferences sub2". QuarkXPress Server creates preferences files at the following location: [drive]/Users/[username]/Library/Preferences/Quark/QuarkXPress Server Renderer

Installing QuarkXPress Server: Windows

To install QuarkXPress Server:

  1. Disable any virus protection software. If you are concerned about a virus infecting your computer, run a virus check on the installer file and then disable your virus detection software.

  2. Double-click the Installer icon and follow the instructions on the screen.

  3. In the Software Verification screen, enter the validation code. 

    Do not discard the validation code. You will need it if you have to reinstall.
  4. When the License Server Details screen displays, enter the IP address and port number of the main Quark License Administrator (QLA) server in the Host Name or IP Address and License Server Port fields. Optionally, enter the IP address and port number of a backup QLA server in the Backup Host Name or IP Address and Backup License Server Port fields.

  5. When the Configuration Settings screen displays:

    • Enter a port number for QuarkXPress Server.

    • To install QuarkXPress Server as an automatic service that launches when the computer starts up, check Install QuarkXPress Server as a service. You can choose Local or Domain from the Choose System drop-down menu. If you choose Domain, enter values in the Domain, User, and Password fields.

  6. When the Destination screen displays:

    • The screen displays the drive and folder where QuarkXPress Server will be installed. To install QuarkXPress Server elsewhere, click Browse and navigate to the desired folder.

    • In the Number of renderers to launch field, enter the number of renderers you want to run. The number of available renderers is determined by the QLA license file.

  7. Complete the installation.

  8. When the installation completes, click Finish.

After its initial launch, QuarkXPress Server creates a "Preferences" folder for each renderer. For example, if you have two renderers, QuarkXPress Server creates two folders named "Preferences sub1" and "Preferences sub2". The getserverinfo request returns the path of the QuarkXPress Server preferences under the element PREFERENCESPATH.
The URL for getting the QuarkXPress Server Preferences Path: http://localhost:8080/getserverinfo