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XV4 File Server Required Configuration

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A Q++Studio File Server hosts the QuarkXPress and InDesign GridTemplates and output files that are shared among local users of a Remote Multi-User Site and is only needed if you have remote multi-user sites, connecting to the main site's database server via the internet (you need one file server per remote multi-user site).


For more details on the various possible work configurations, see network architecture.


The specifications for a Q++Studio File Server are:



Q++Studio File Servers can be installed on a Virtual Machine, such as VMware, or a physical PC-based computer (not on an emulator such as Parallels)..


Pentium Quad-Core processor 2.0 GHz.


File server: 8 GB

Operating System

The recommended version of Windows to use on the PC used as file server for the XV4 64-bit version of Q++Studio, is Windows 10 64-bit or Windows 2016 Server (64-bit) (more details).


You must be logged on as Administrator on any computer on which you want to install and run the Q++Studio Server.


A 15 inch display with a screen resolution of 800 by 600 and 256 colors is sufficient.

Disk Space

You must have a second hard drive at D:\ or E:\, with at least 500GB free space, on which to install the Q++Studio Server. 

This drive D:\ or E:\ can be either physical or logical, but it must be present. 

This drive D:\ or E:\ must be shared completely in read/write mode so that all workstations can map their Q:\ drive to it.


A good quality gigabit network card.


Q++Studio File Servers are only accessed via local (LAN) connections, where bandwidth requirements are negligible.


See anti-virus and firewall settings.

Separately Purchased Software


Additional Requirements

1.Should be a stand-alone computer, not used by anyone.

2.The computer on which the Q++Studio server software is installed must be logged-on as Administrator, and running, at all the times.

3.The entire D:\ drive must be shared to be accessed by all the Q++Studio workstations, as Administrators.

4.Q++Studio users may need to physically access that computer once in awhile, to perform updates or reboot it.

5.The Q++Studio Server must have access to the internet (via SMTP and FTP) at night, usually between 2-4am.

6.As the the server runs 24/7, it should be located so as to prevent overheating.


To allow technical support to assist you, if needed, please install TeamViewer exactly as described here, using the download links of that page. Please always install the Q++Studio bespoke version of TeamViewer as described here or we will not be able to assist you remotely.


See also: database server configuration, workstation configuration.


Topic 181730, last updated on 23-Oct-2023