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System requirements for Qlik NPrinting Server

This section lists the minimum hardware and software requirements for Qlik NPrinting Server.

Qlik NPrinting will work on both physical and virtual machines. However, virtualized applications are not supported. For example, Qlik NPrinting Engine will not work if it is installed on a computer with virtualized versions of QlikView Desktop and Microsoft Office distributed from a different computer. QlikView Desktop and Microsoft Office must be installed locally on the same physical or virtual machine where the Qlik NPrinting components are installed.

For more information on virtual applications, see What is Application Virtualization?

Requirements

The hardware requirements listed on this page are for configurations where each Qlik NPrinting component is installed on a different computer. If you install more than one component on the same computer, the minimum hardware requirements increase.

  • Platforms:
    • Microsoft Windows Server 2012
    • Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2
    • Microsoft Windows Server 2016
    • Microsoft Windows Server 2019
  • Processors (CPUs): Multi-core x64 compatible processors with a minimum of two cores.
  • Memory: 8 GB minimum
  • Qlik NPrinting can only be installed on C drives.
  • Disk space: 500 MB minimum if audit trail is turned off, or 2.5 GB if audit trail is enabled.
  • Storage: Only Windows, local or shared, storage is supported.
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer is not supported by Qlik NPrinting. However, if Microsoft Internet Explorer Enhanced Security Configuration is turned on, it may cause errors. For more information, see Microsoft Internet Explorer Enhanced Security Configuration is blocking QV.exe.

  • Server clocks:

    Qlik NPrinting Server and Qlik NPrinting EngineWindows server clocks must be synchronized within a tolerance of 2 seconds. A Windows server synchronizes its clock with the domain controller clock, so, if Qlik NPrinting Server and Qlik NPrinting Engine are in the same domain, clocks will be in sync. You should not manually remove this option. If you install Qlik NPrinting Server and Qlik NPrinting Engine on different Windows server domains, you must ensure that clocks are synchronized within a tolerance of 2 seconds.

  • Platform security: TLS 1.2 must be enabled.
Information noteLicense activations request access to the Qlik Licensing Service. Open port 443 and allow outbound calls to license.qlikcloud.com.

Use of a proxy is supported. For more information about setting up a proxy service in Windows, see Licensing service proxy Setup

Additional software installed

During the Qlik NPrinting Server installation, third-party software is installed if not already present. The following table notes the installed software and version for each Qlik NPrinting Server version.

Additional software versions with Qlik NPrinting Server installation
Version Version number PostgreSQL RabbitMQ Erlang
IR 21.14.3 10.11-3 3.8.3 22.2
SR1 21.14.4 10.17-1 3.8.3 22.2
SR2 21.14.5 10.17-1 3.8.21 24
SR3 21.14.7 10.17-1 3.8.21 24
SR4 21.14.8 10.19-1 3.8.21 24
SR5 21.14.10 10.21-1 3.8.21 24

The following software is installed during the Qlik NPrinting Server setup, and is unchanged with new service releases or Qlik NPrinting version upgrades:

  • Microsoft Visual C++ 2013 Redistributable x64 (12.0.30501)

  • Microsoft Visual C++ 2015-2022 Redistributable x86 (14.30.30704)

  • Microsoft Visual C++ 2015-2022 Redistributable x64 (14.30.30704)

  • .NET framework: 4.7.2 or later
    Information note

    .NET framework is installed when you install Qlik NPrinting Server, Qlik NPrinting Engine, or Qlik NPrinting Designer.The installation of .NET framework requires an internet connection. If .NETframework is not already installed on a computer without an internet connection, the installation stops. Before you begin the installation of Qlik NPrinting Server, Qlik NPrinting Engine, or Qlik NPrinting Designer, you must install the .NET framework on computers without an internet connection.

    If an internet connection is not available on a computer with .NET framework already installed, the installer will skip this part of the installation.