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System requirements for Qlik NPrinting Engine

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

Qlik NPrinting Engine can be installed on both physical and virtual machines. In both configurations, virtualized applications are not supported. For example, the Qlik NPrinting Engine will not work if it is installed on a different computer from QlikView Desktop, and it is distributed as a virtualized application.

By default, only one Qlik NPrinting Engine is available for each Qlik NPrinting Server license. If you want to add additional engines to your Qlik NPrinting environment, you need to purchase them.


These Qlik NPrinting Engine requirements are for configurations where each Qlik NPrinting component is installed on a different computer. If you install more than one component (for example, the server and the engine) on the same computer, the minimum hardware requirements increase.

  • Platforms: Only 64-bit architecture is supported.
    • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 is currently only supported if connections to Qlik Sense are not required.
    • Microsoft Windows Server 2012
    • Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2
    • Microsoft Windows Server 2016
  • Processors (CPUs): Multi-core x64 compatible processors with a minimum of two cores.
  • Memory: 2 GB is required for each core with a minimum of 4 GB of RAMĀ in total.
    • QlikView Desktop must have enough memory to manage the QlikView documents that you use as reporting data sources.
    • A MultiDoc report is a report with data from many QlikView documents. If you create MultiDoc reports, all QlikView documents used as data sources will be opened at the same time.
    • Connecting additional Qlik Sense servers will have an impact on Qlik NPrinting Server system resources.You may need to increase the RAM and CPU usage on Qlik NPrinting Engine and Qlik NPrinting Server computers if you connect to multiple Qlik Sense servers.
  • Disk space: 300 MB minimum
  • Storage: Only Windows, local or shared, storage is supported.
  • QlikView Desktop: QlikView Desktop is required on the Qlik NPrinting Engine computer. QlikView Server and QlikView Desktop must be the exact same version, including the release number. QlikView Desktop must be installed locally on the same physical or virtual computer as the Qlik NPrinting Engine. QlikView Desktop is not required if you are only connecting to Qlik Sense apps.
    • QlikView Desktop 11.20 SR15 or higher and 12.00 SR5 are supported.
    • QlikView Desktop 12.10 SR1 or higher is supported starting from Qlik NPrinting 17.2.2 and includes On-Demand reports.
    • QlikView Desktop November 2017 SR1 or higher is supported for use with Qlik NPrinting 17.3.1 or later.
    • QlikView Desktop Personal Edition is not supported.
  • Qlik Sense:
    • Qlik NPrinting 17.2.1 or later is required to connect to Qlik Sense 3.1.2 or newer.
    • Qlik Sense 2.3 or later is required to create connections to Qlik Sense apps.
    • Qlik Sense 3.0.1 or later is required to distribute reports to a Qlik Sense hub.
    • Qlik Sense 3.1 or later is required if you are connecting to multiple Qlik Sense servers.
  • 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.

Additional software installed

The following software is installed during the Qlik NPrinting Engine setup, unless it is already installed. It must not be removed:

  • PDF X-CHANGE 5.0.269
  • .NET framework: 4.6.2 or higher.

    .NET framework version 4.6.2 is installed when you install Qlik NPrinting Server, Qlik NPrinting Engine, or Qlik NPrinting Designer. The installation of .NET framework version 4.6.2 requires an active internet connection. If .NET framework version 4.6.2 or later is not already installed on a computer without an internet connection, the installation will fail. You must install the .NET framework version 4.6.2 or later on computers without and internet connection before you install Qlik NPrinting Server, Qlik NPrinting Engine, or Qlik NPrinting Designer.If an internet connection is not available on a computer with .NET framework version 4.6.2 or later already installed, the installer will skip this part of the installation.

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