After you install

NVivo Server 11 R2

Once you have finished installing the software, you must open the NVivo Server Manager and activate the server license.  Next you should consider where you want to store server projects and set up a backup schedule. Then you can give users access to NVivo Server so that they can start creating and working with server projects.

If you are using NVivo Server 11, refer to After you install (NVivo Server 11).

Start NVivo Server Manager and activate the server license

Once you have finished installing the software, you must open the NVivo Server Manager and activate the server license.  

To start NVivo Server Manager

  1. In your Internet browser, enter the web address  https:///NVivo11 (Use “https://” if you have chosen not use a certificate.)

You may be prompted to enter your NVivo Server user credentials. The first time you launch NVivo Server Manager, you may be prompted to install the Microsoft Silverlight plug-in.

The NVivo Server Manager home page is displayed.

To activate the license key:

  1. Open NVivo Server Manager in your Internet browser—enter the web address https:///NVivo11 (Use “https://” if you have chosen not use a certificate.)

  2. Click the Licensing tab.

  3. On the left, click the Licenses tab.

  4. For the license you want to activate, click Activate.

  5. In the Activate License dialog box, enter the required details.

  6. Click Activate.

NOTE  If activation fails because you do not have an Internet connection, you can request an activation key from QSR International to activate your license—refer to Add and activate server license keys (How to activate if Internet activation fails) for more information.

Create a new server connection from NVivo

  1. In NVivo, click the File tab, and then click Options.

  2. Click the Connections tab.

  1. Click the Add button.

  1. Enter your server connection details, and then click OK to close the Connection Properties dialog box.

  2. Click OK.

Consider project locations and backups

Before users connect to the server and start creating and working with NVivo projects, you might want to:

Give users access to the server

Next, you need to provide NVivo client users with access to the server. You can:

  • Give users access by adding them to appropriate server groups depending on the server permissions they need—for example, in a team, most users will need to connect to the server and work on existing projects, but one or two users may need to create new projects.
  • Learn about how client access licenses are allocated to users when they connect to the server. You can decide whether you want all users to connect as concurrent (floating) users on a ‘first come, first served’ basis or whether you need  to give some users guaranteed access to the server and their projects

Once users are added to server user groups, they can set up a connection to the server from within the NVivo client and start creating and working with NVivo server projects. The NVivo client Help provides instructions for setting up server connections. Refer to Provide assistance to NVivo users for tips on helping users who are having difficulty accessing the server or opening server projects.