Order of starting up these Quark services should as follows:
  1. QLA
  2. QuarkXPress Server
  3. Quark Publishing Platform Server

To launch the services in that order automatically, you can create dependencies between these services.
  • To create dependency of QXPS on QLA…(Highlighted text should be changed, in case the service name is different)
    • sc config QuarkXPressServer10 depend= 'Quark License Administrator Server 4.5'
  • To create dependency of QPP on QXPS…(Highlighted text should be changed, in case the service name is different)​
    • sc config QPPServer depend= 'QuarkXPressServer10'

If both these commands are run, then once QLA Server is up and running, only then QuarkXPress Server will be started and once QuarkXPress Server is up and running, only then Platform Server will be started.

Note: The dependencies can be configured using the method described above only if all applications are running on the same machine.