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Installing Quark License Administrator

Mac OS

Quark License Administrator (QLA) is a server-based, license management system. When you purchase two or more licenses of a Quark application, QLA, which is included with the application, simplifies the installation and maintenance of the application on multiple computers.

There are three main steps to installing QLA:
  1. Installing the QLA Server application on a computer on your network.
  2. Registering and downloading a license file from the Quark Web site and placing it in the QLA Server folder.
  3. Installing the QLA Client application on a computer on your network

Installing the QLA Server

NOTE You must run the QLA Server software on a computer with a fixed IP address.

  1. Insert the QLA installation CD into your computer
  2. Double-click the QLA Server Installer icon. The Authenticate dialog box displays
  3. Enter your system name and password.
  4. Click OK. The Welcome dialog box displays
  5. Click Coninue. The User Information dialog box displays.
  6. Enter the user name and password for the system administrators who will administer QLA.
    NOTE The user name and password you enter during installation are the user name and password you will use to log on to the QLA Client to manage licenses and view the system logs.
  7. Check Install as Service if you want QLA to be installed as a service. If you do not want to have QLA installed as a service, uncheck the Install as Service check box.
  8. Click OK. The Registration Information dialog box displays.
  9. Check Register and Download a License file. A browser window will open later to download the license file.
  10. Click OK. The License Agreement dialog box displays.
  11. Click Continue. The Agree/Disagree dialog box displays.
  12. Click Agree. NOTE You must accept the terms of the license agreement to continue.
  13. The Select Destination dialog box displays.
  14. Click Continue. The Installation Type dialog box displays.
  15. Click Install. The Computer Specifications dialog box displays.
    NOTE You will use the information in the Computer Specifications dialog box when you register for the QLA license file on the Internet. Write down this information for quick reference.
  16. Click OK. The Computer Specifications dialog box closes.
  17. Click Quit. The QLA Server is installed. NOTE You need to download the QLA license file and install the QLA Client to complete the QLA installation process.

Registering and Downloading a License File

During the QLA Server installation process, a browser window will open after you click Install in the Installation Type dialog box. You must download this license file before you can use QLA to regulate license usage on your network. After you download this license file, you must place it in the QLA Server application folder.

  1. A browser window opens to www.quark.com/products/qla/
  2. Choose your language from the Language drop-down menu
  3. Choose your region from the Region drop-down menu
  4. Click Continue. The Quark License Administrator Log On page displays.
    • If you already have an account, enter your user name and password. Click Continue. Skip to step 7 of the installation instructions.
    • If you do not have an account, you need to create one. Click New Account. Follow the next steps for setting up your account.
  5. The Account Setup page displays
  6. Enter your log-on information.
    • Customer number
      This number appears on the invoice for your Quark software.
    • User Name and Password
      You will need this user name and password if you want to download and/or change your license file in the future. Note that this is a separate user name and password from the user name and password assigned in QLA Server.
  7. Enter your system information.
    • Accounting and System administrator e-mail addresses
      You can enter up to ten system administrator e-mail addresses, separated by semicolons. When choosing the e-mail addresses, Quark recommends that you use a company or department address such as SystemAdmin@company.com rather than an individual’s address.
    • Server Name/Server IP Address
      This is the IP address of the computer where QLA Server is installed. This value is displayed in the Computer Specifications screen of the installer, and is also included in the "MachineInfo.txt" file in the QLA Server application folder.

      To find this address manually on Mac OS:
      1. Choose Apple > System Preference.
      2. Click the Network icon.
      3. Choose Built-in Ethernet from the Show drop-down menu.
      4. Click the Ethernet tab.
    • Server Port Number
      This is the network port used by QLA Server. This number must be between 1024 and 65535. Quark recommends using 10000 unless that port number is reserved by another application. The value is displayed in the Computer Specifications screen of the installer, and is also included in the "MachineInfo.txt" file in the QLA Server application folder.

      To display the list of unavailable port numers on Mac OS:
      1. Launch the Network Utility (Applications > Utilities > Network Utilties).
      2. Click the Port Scan
      3. Enter the computer's IP address.
      4. Click Scan.
    • Server Host ID
      This is the unique host ID of the computer where the primary instance of QLA Server is installed. This value is displayed in the Computer Specifications screen of the installer, and is also included in the "MachineInfo.txt" file in the QLA Server application folder.

      To find this ID manually onMac OS:
      Launch the Network Utility (Applications > Utilities > Network Utility).
      1. Choose Apple > System Preferences
      2. Click the Network icon
      3. Choose Built-in Ethernet from the Show drop-down menu
      4. Click the Ethernet tab

        NOTE If you have installed QLA on a backup server enter that information in the Enter Backup Server Details section of the web page.
  8. Enter the product serial numbers to manage from this server. If you have several serial numbers, separate them with semicolons (;).
  9. Click Submit. The https://qlaweb.quark.com dialog box displays
  10. Click OK. The Download License File page displays
  11. Click Download Now. The Downloads window displays. Close the Downloads window when the license file has been downloaded.
  12. Click Log Off in the browser window and close the Web browser.
  13. Open the QLA Server Application folder.
  14. Cut the downloaded "QLALicense.dat" file from the downloaded location.
  15. Paste the "QLALicense.dat" file into the QLA Server Application folder.

Installing Quark® License Administrator Client (Control Panel) on Mac OS®

  1. Insert the QLA installation CD into your computer.
  2. Double-click the QLA Client Installer icon. The Authenticate dialog box displays.
  3. Enter your system name and password.
  4. Click OK. The Welcome dialog box displays.
  5. Click Continue. The Server Information dialog box displays.
  6. Enter the server name and server port number (and backup server name and backup server port if a backup QLA Server has been installed). This is the same server name and server port number that you entered in for the downloaded license file.
  7. Click OK. The License Agreement dialog box displays.
  8. Click Continue. The Agree/Disagree dialog box displays.
  9. Click Agree. The Select Destination dialog box displays.
    NOTE You must accept the terms of the license agreement to continue.
  10. Click Continue. The Installation Type dialog box displays.
  11. Click Install. Click Quit.
After you have installed the QLA Server, downloaded and placed the license file in the QLA Server Application folder, and installed the QLA Client, you can begin using QLA.

NOTE The QLA Server must be running at all times for QLA to work correctly.