The following steps can be used to specify/change Registry values:

  1. Launch Regedit.
  2. Browse to My Computer>> HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE>> SYSTEM>> CurrentControlSet>> Services>> QuarkXPressServer>> Parameters
  3. Update the parameters as required.
  4. Launch QuarkXPress Server.

The following changes can be made through by editing the Registry in this manner:

  • Updating Number of Subrenders (Limit cannot be exceeded than the purchased limit of subrenders)
  • Changing the Server Port Number when Application is running as a Service.
  • Launching Application with Monitoring Parameters -subrenders n -monitorsubrenders –queryinterval 600 –noofretries–recycle

Definitions: These suggested parameters monitor the health check of the Subrenderers:

  • Queryinterval: The time in seconds before sending the next request to the Subrenderer.
  • Noofretries: Number of Retries sets the Subrenderers before restarting the process.
  • Recycle: This will restart the process if it goes into the hang state.


1. Changes to the Windows registry should be made only under the supervision of an IT expert.
2. Back up your Windows registry before making any changes to it.