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Background -The .qxpelf is created has an invisible file in the QuarkXPress/QuarkCopyDesk folder when the supported application launches and connects to the QLA Server for the first time. The Emergency License file is locked to the Ethernet card/NIC/Mac Address of the machine on which it was created. Any change to the Mac address of the machine will cause the .qxpelf to become damaged. The .qxpelf file will also become invalid if you try to change your system time either forward or backward by more than a few minutes.
In addition, you will receive a damaged .qxpelf error if you allow it to expire. In this case you can make it visible and delete it from QXP folder, along with the XPress Preferences file, which records the current amount of time the .qxpelf file has been used. The .qxpelf file will be regenerated the next time QuarkXPress connects to the QLA Server successfully.
The remaining number of hours of the Emergency Key always displays when QuarkXPress or QuarkCopyDesk launch. No expiration warnings display while working in an application running on an Emergency Key.
In Quark License Administrator (QLA), there are three backup systems put into the technology to allow your users to work should the QLA Primary Server go down. These are, in order:
This article specifically covers functionality of the local QuarkXPress Emergency License File (.qxpelf).