NVivo for Windows is designed to work in a networked environment with NVivo Server.

The network between NVivo and NVivo Server requires a minimum connection speed of 100 Mbps (although 1,000 Mbps is recommended) which is typical of a local area network (LAN).

Internet connection speeds however, are typically within 3 Mbps – 25Mbps (DSL) which is too slow for connections between NVivo and NVivo Server. However, ‘thin-client’ software products are available that allow users to connect remotely to their applications using the Internet. These products would allow NVivo to connect to NVivo Server over the Internet.

Thin client software products include:

  • Citrix XenApp
  • Citrix XenDesktop
  • Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection
  • Microsoft Remote Desktop Services
  • Quest Software vWorkspace