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Objectives Installing and configuring QlikView Server on a Windows Machine Prerequisites Verified Windows Server 2003 Local Administrative rights ASP.NET v2.0.x Comments Fully patched is recommended but not required Required Required for version 8.x; not necessary for version 7.x unless publisher is being installed as well (not covered in this check-list). Must be installed before QlikView Server is installed for automatic installation and configuration of sample web pages. Note: Backup C:\Program Files \QlikView\Server\HttpServer\config.xml file before updating the QVS if QV Http Server was used before. It might be overwritten when QVS is updated. Web site available from network (if using IIS) Verify that the (empty) web site is accessible from client computers before starting the QlikView Server installation (http://servername)

IIS installed (if not using QvHTTP Server)

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IIS configuration (if not using QvHTTP Server)* Verified Enable Active Server Pages (ASP) extension Web Site configured for Anonymous Access or Integrated Windows Authentication Comments Required Java clients and ZFP requires Integrated Windows Authentication if used together with User CAL’s. See reference manual for more info. Note: QlikView Server Management Console requires Integrated Windows Authentication on virtual folders QvAjaxZfc and QvsManagement. Note: Settings on Default web site are inherited to subfolders. If other web sites are configured, either create a new web site for the QlikView subfolders, or change the settings for all QlikView web sites individually after QVS server installation. Enable Parent Path on Default Website in IIS Make sure Enable Parent Path is checked on the Default Website in IIS. Default Website -> Properties -> Home Directory -> Configuration… -> Options.

* If QlikView Server 32-bit is to be installed on a Windows Server 2003 x64, special attention must be taken when configuring IIS. IIS will, by default, run in 64-bit mode on a Windows Server 2003 x64. Only 64-bit Web Service extensions (like HTTP Tunneling Web Service extension) will be accessible in this mode. If QlikView Server 32-bit is to be installed on a Windows Server 2003 x64, IIS must be configured to run in 32-bit mode. For more information see http://support.microsoft.com/?id=894435. Note: Do not set the IIS to run in 32-bit mode if you plan to install QlikView Server x64

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QlikView Server Installation Verified Select Complete (Install all features checked) or Custom installation (Install all features unchecked) Comments Example web pages for IIS are not installed by default in previous versions (Typical installation.)  If Custom installation is selected make sure that Examples – Example web pages is configured to be installed on local hard drive. If HTTP Tunneling Web Service extension is required (IIS only) check that Server and Control panel – Tunneling is configured to be installed on local hard drive (optional).

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Enter License information

Entering License information in the installation process is optional only in previous versions). Can be done when configuring the server. See “Manual registration”. Verify that the following virtual directories have been created on the web site (IIS): /QlikView /QvAnalyzer /QvJava /QvPlugin /QvZfp (Version 7.x) /QvAjaxZfc (Version 8.x – Integrated Windows Authentication set) /QvsManagement (Version 8.x – Integrated Windows Authentication set)

Verify creation of IIS virtual directories (if running IIS)

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QlikView Server configuration (QVS Control Panel) Verified Install Service / Start Service Comments If License information was entered in the installation procedure (not possible in 8.5) the service can be installed and started (requires Internet access). If the service won’t start, do a manual registration in the next step. Manual registration (must be performed in 8.5) The QlikView Server service needs to be registered manually if no Internet connection is available.  Install the service and enter the registration information. In QlikView Server 8.5 open QlikView Server Management Console and press Register. Press License and verify that the correct LEF-information is available. If not, copy-paste the LEF-information received from QlikTech. Make sure the serial number in the LEF-file matches the registered license. Press Start to start the service. In case of updates from QVS v7.5 to 8.x, move LEF.txt from Program Files\QlikView folder to C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\QlikTech

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Verify service status

Verify that the QlikView Server service started and is configured to start automatically after reboot.

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IIS Post Install Configuration The following are optional, but recommended configurations that could be performed on the IIS after the installation of QlikView Server. This can be done at any time, and does not need to be performed at this stage. Verified Secure web site using Integrated Windows authentication Comments It is recommended to secure the site on the top level (Default Website). Java and ZFP requires Integrated Windows Authentication if used with User CAL’s. Note: QlikView Server Management Console requires Integrated Windows Authentication on both qvAjaxZfc and QvsManagement directory. Configure HTTP Tunneling Web Service extension Communication between QlikView Server and QlikView clients (except ZFP) requires TCP port 4747 to be open in both ends. HTTP tunneling makes it possible to use the HTTP protocol (port 80) through firewalls/proxies instead of opening 4747. Note that tunneling will have impact on performance!     Create a new virtual directory on the website. Name the directory scripts and locate the qvstunnel.dll file. Make sure permissions on the virtual directory are set to both Read and Execute. Add qvstunnel.dll as a web service extension on the web server and enable the extension (IIS Control Panel -> Web Service Extensions -> Add a new Web service extension).

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Verify QlikView Server Installation Verified Comments

Install client software (plug-in, QV Analyzer, Professional, Enterprise)

Install any QlikView client on a remote machine and use File - Open in Server to connect to QlikView Server. If running plug-in use qvp://servername in the address-field in your browser. Make sure TCP port 4747 is open on the client for outbound traffic. If connection fails, try using a telnet session on 4747 to verify connection (from command prompt – telnet servername/FQDN 4747). If port 4747 is closed on either client or server, configure the HTTP Tunneling Web Server extensions (if using IIS) to enable HTTP tunneling. If connection is established but no documents are found (or access is denied) check permissions on the QV documents on the server. Try using Alternative ID in Open in Server dialog, and enter a valid NT-name when prompted.

Connect to server

Connection established

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Verify IIS Configuration Verified QlikView Server web site available Comments Check that QlikView Server web site is accessible from client (http://servername/qlikview/default.asp) Verify that the links for clients are working. Java and ZFP clients require Integrated Windows Authentication for User CAL’s Verify the HTTP Tunneling Web Service extension (if installed) by typing the following URL in your browser: http://localhost/scripts/qvstunnel.dll?testtunnel. A response should be sent back indicating if the Web Service extension is configured correctly. Verify QVS Management web pages Verify that the management web pages are working: http://localhost/qvsmanagement/general.html. NOTE: If you run into security issues when hitting the page, you may need to go to My Computer -> Manage -> Local Users and Groups -> Groups and add users who should be able to access the management web pages manually to the Qlikview Administrators group This may require a restart of the QVS service.

Links for QV clients working

Verify HTTP Tunneling Web Service extension

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Customize Configuration
After the standard installation has been verified the configuration can be customized to support your environment. The example QlikView documents will be replaced with production documents, performance settings can be fine tuned and so on. This should never be done before the standard installation is verified and functioning properly!

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