Standard installation

NVivo Server 11 R2

This page explains how to install the NVivo Server software. Refer to Before you install, to understand what components are installed, where files will be located and server configurations that are not supported.

If you are using NVivo Server 11, refer to Standard installation (NVivo Server 11).

Install NVivo Server

  1. Log on to the server using an account with administrator privileges.

  2. Download the NVivo Server 11 R2 ISO file, and mount the disk image (the .iso file).

  3. Open the root folder of the mounted drive, and then double-click setup.exe or right-click and select Run as administrator.

  4. Click Install, and then follow the prompts to:

  • Install any prerequisite components. You may be asked to restart your machine—on restart the installation will continue automatically. You may also be prompted to configure roles and services manually.

  • Accept the license agreement and enter your license key.

  • Configure the environment for NVivo Server compatibility. You may need to navigate away from the installer to configure settings at this point. For more information, see Configure the environment for NVivo Server compatibility for firewall port requirements.

  • Choose the Complete set up option.

  • Specify the location to install NVivo Server.

  • Specify a default NVivo Server administrator account.

  • Specify the user interface language.

  1. Click Install to continue the installation.

  2. Select an SSL certificate to host NVivo Server Manager using a secure connection (https). The installer detects certificates in the LOCALMACHINE > MY certificate store location. You may need to navigate away from the installer to configure a certificate at this point.
    NOTE: If you don’t select a certificate, NVivo Server Manager is hosted on an insecure connection (https). If you want to select a certificate later, you can run the upgrade.bat file to be able to select a certificate. For more information, see Working with SSL certificates and Upgrade NVivo Server.

  3. Click Continue and then Finish to complete the installation.

NOTE: After you install, launch NVivo Server Manager to activate the server licence and grant users access.

Manually add server roles and services (if required)

The NVivo Server installer attempts to add roles and services automatically. If this process fails or if you don’t have an internet connection, you may need to add roles and services using your Windows Server installation DVD.  

Windows Server 2008 R2

Windows Server 2012 or 2012 R2

Windows Server 2016 and 2019