If your installation includes any server functionality, you probably will want to configure it to start the necessary servers automatically. One case where this is not relevant is if you only need to run Design Studio while being connected to a Management Console that e.g. your IT department has set up.
When referring to "server functionality", we mean RoboServers and the Management Console (license
server). In fact these two functionalities are provided by the same server
RoboServer, depending on the arguments given to it
when it is started.
The section Starting RoboServer contains a detailed
description of the command-line arguments to the
program and we will not repeat them here. Suffice to say that the
-service argument is what enables the RoboServer program to
execute robots. Similarly, the
-MC argument is what enables
the Management Console functionality (see also Starting the Management Console).
With this in mind, we will turn to the details on how to make
RoboServer start automatically (whatever the arguments). This
is quite different on Windows and Linux.