After the installation is complete and the software is activated, verify that all necessary components start properly.
Start QPR Servers
If you made a standalone installation, you can get most of the servers running by launching the clients. In that case you only need to launch QPR Web Application Server after the clients are up and running. Otherwise launch also QPR Foundation Server, QPR BizArchitecture Server, and QPR Metrics Server before launching QPR Web Application Server. Note that manual start-up QPR Web Services Server requires the /noservice command line switch. This switch is supplied automatically when using the Start menu shortcut for QPR Web Services Server.
If you installed the service(s), just launch the main service and there's no need to launch the servers manually.
Start QPR EnterpriseArchitect / QPR ProcessDesigner and QPR Metrics Clients
When servers are running, launch QPR EnterpriseArchitect / QPR ProcessDesigner and QPR Metrics. Verify that both can connect to the servers and open models.
Launch QPR Portal
Go to QPR Portal at http://<your_hostname>/QPR2012-2/Portal/qpr.isapi.dll (note that the path can be different when using Apache). Go to the Scorecards tab and verify that all necessary plug-ins are installed. You will need either a browser capable of rendering SVG or Microsoft Silverlight to view scorecards and strategy maps.
Optional: Launch Microsoft Word
If you included QPR Add-In for Microsoft Office to the installation, launch Microsoft Word 2007 or 2010 to see that the add-in gets loaded successfully. Note that it is normal for the first launch after the installation to take a while.