How to Install Qlik Sense Enterprise on Windows

Installing Qlik Sense Enterprise on Windows on a single node

Installing Qlik Sense Enterprise on Windows opens up a world of powerful data analytics and visualization capabilities for organizations. In this comprehensive guide, we will walk you through the step-by-step process of installing Qlik Sense Enterprise on a Windows server. From preparing the server environment to licensing Qlik Sense, we’ve got you covered. Let’s dive in!

Section 1: Preparing the Server

Before you install Qlik Sense Enterprise on Windows, it’s essential to ensure that the server environment is properly set up. Follow these steps:

    1. Log in to the server where Qlik Sense Enterprise will be installed.
    2. Create the necessary user accounts on the server.
    3. Download the Qlik Sense Enterprise installer from the Qlik Download Site.
      Download Qlik Sense Entreprise
    4. Set up a file share that will store Qlik application data and be accessible to all nodes in a multi-node site :
      • Begin by creating a local folder on your server computer. For instance, you can create a folder named “QlikShare” on the C:\ drive.
      • Right-click on the folder and select “Properties.”
      • Navigate to the “Sharing” tab within the Properties window.
      • Click on the “Share” button.
      • Enter your Windows user name and click “Add.”
        Set up a file share that will store Qlik application data
      • In the “Permission level” column, choose “Read/Write.”
      • Finally, click “Share” to complete the process.
    5. Install Microsoft .NET Framework version 4.8 if it’s not already installed.

Section 2: Installing Qlik Sense Enterprise on Windows

Now, let’s proceed with the installation process of Qlik Sense Enterprise on your Windows server:

  1. Right-click the installer file and select “Run as administrator.” Click “Install” to begin the installation.
  2. Read and accept the Qlik User License Agreement.
  3. Select “Create cluster” when prompted to create or join a cluster.
    Qlik Sense Create cluster
  4. Enter the address of your computer in the “Select the host name” window.
    Qlik Sense Select the host name
  5. Choose whether to create a new repository database or connect to an existing one.
  6. If creating a new database, set the database user password and adjust advanced settings if needed.
    Qlik Sense create a new repository database
  7. On the Configure a new database (2/2), enter the superuser password for the database.
    Qlik Sense - database credential
  8. Provide the necessary information for the Qlik services, including the username and password to run the services on the current computer. Configure additional server settings like the database maximum connection pool size and listening ports.
    Qlik Sense - set the database user password
  9. On the Provide information for the Qlik services (2/2) window, specify the path or URL to the file share created earlier.
    Qlik sense - file share
  10. Choose the installation location for Qlik Sense Enterprise on Windows.
  11. Review the installation options and click “Next.”
  12. Accept the license agreement and proceed with the installation by clicking “Install.”

Upon completion, you’ll receive a confirmation message indicating a successful installation of Qlik Sense Enterprise on Windows.

Section 3: Licensing Qlik Sense

To start using Qlik Sense, you need to activate your site license. Follow these steps:

  1. Open the Qlik Management Console (QMC) by entering the QMC address in your browser (by default, it is https://<QPS server name>/qmc). When you access the QMC for the first time, it displays the Site license properties screen.
  2. Enter the license information provided by Qlik Sense Enterprise.
  3. Fill in the site license properties, including owner name, owner organization, serial number, and control number.
  4. Click “Apply” and you should see a “Successfully licensed” message.

Congratulations! Qlik Sense Enterprise on Windows is now installed and licensed, ready for data exploration and analysis.

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