Citrix XenApp deployment

NVivo 10 for Windows

This topic describes how to deploy NVivo 10 Windows using Citrix XenApp. Citrix XenApp is an on-demand application delivery solution that allows NVivo to be virtualized, centralized, and managed centrally, and instantly delivered as a service to users anywhere on any device.

NVivo 10 Windows Service Pack 2 (or later) allows users to work with YouTube videos (collected with NCapture). To play YouTube videos, users need to have Adobe FlashPlayer 11 and Internet Explorer 8 (or later).

NVivo 10 Windows Service Pack 5 (or later) provides streamlined import from Evernote. To support the import of audio files from Evernote, QuickTime Player 7 (a 32-bit component) is now required for both 32- and 64-bit versions of NVivo 10 Windows.

NOTE  This topic has not yet been updated to include installation of QuickTime for the 64-bit  version of NVivo 10 for Windows.

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Overview

Citrix XenApp is an on-demand application delivery solution that allows NVivo 10 Windows to be virtualized, centralized, and managed centrally, and instantly delivered as a service to users anywhere on any device.

The 32-bit and 64-bit versions of NVivo 10 Windows have been tested, on Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2, running Citrix XenApp Server 6.0 and Citrix XenApp Server 6.5.

If you choose to publish NVivo 10 Windows on Citrix XenApp, we recommend the following:

  • If the Citrix XenApp farm contains multiple servers, we recommend that you use Microsoft Active Directory roaming profiles to make sure application option settings for NVivo 10 can be saved for each user.

  • Purchase an enterprise license for NVivo—this means you only need to use one license key to activate NVivo for all the users in your site. For more information, refer to Understand licensing for NVivo.

  • On Windows Server 2008 or later, Windows Media Player is disabled by default. However, if users would like to work with audio and video formats in NVivo 10, you may need to turn on ‘Desktop Experience’ on the server via the Windows Server 2008 Server Manager.

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Process for deploying NVivo 10 Windows using Citrix XenApp

The overall process for deploying NVivo using Citrix Xenapp consists of the following activities:

  1. Extract the NVivo 10 for Windows  program files

  2. Install NVivo 10 for Windows on the XenApp Server

  3. Enter and activate your license
  4. Publish NVivo 10 for Windows as an application in XenApp

NOTE Your users may also want to use NCapture—a free web browser extension that enables users to gather material from the web to import into NVivo 10 Windows (or later). We recommend that you install NCapture on the client computers rather than the XenApp server.

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Extract the NVivo 10 Windows program files

NVivo needs the following prerequisite software which is included in the NVivo installer.

  • Windows Installer 4.5

  • Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SP1

  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 SP2 Express Edition

  • QuickTime Player 7 (for 32-bit only)

  • Windows Media Player 11

  • Adobe Flash Player 11 (NVivo 10 Windows Service Pack 2 or later)

If you plan to store the data centrally using NVivo Server, you do not need to install the SQL Server Express component that is bundled in the NVivo installer.

If the prerequisite software is already installed on your XenApp server, you do not need to install them again. If your users will not be working with audio or video files, then you do not need to install QuickTime Player or Windows Media Player. You can extract the files from the NVivo installer so that you can install only the software that you need. If you need any of the prerequisite software, you can download it—refer to Software download locations for more information.

The MSI file and application files can be extracted from the NVivo 10 installer using one of the commands below. This creates a number of folders containing application files along with the QSR NVivo 10.msi file.

  • For 32-bit installations, use: NVivo10.x86.exe /a

  • For 64-bit installations, use: NVivo10.x64.exe /a

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Install NVivo 10 Windows on the XenApp Server

Follow these steps to install NVivo using the setup wizard:

  1. Locate and double-click the Windows Installer Package for NVivo that you extracted earlier:

QSR NVivo 10.msi

  1. Follow the prompts to:

  • Install any prerequisite components. You may be asked to restart your computer—on restart the installation will continue automatically.

  • Accept the license agreement.

  • Confirm the location of NVivo program files and choose to include and NVivo icon on your desktop.

  • Choose the supplementary add-ons that you want to install. NCapture is a browser extension that allows you to gather material from the web. The NVivo Add-In for OneNote allows you to bring your OneNote content into NVivo.

  1. Click Install and the installation confirmation is displayed.

  2. Click Finish.

NOTE  If you plan to publish NCapture on the XenApp Server, you also need to install and publish Internet Explorer 8 (or later).

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Enter and activate your license

You need to activate your NVivo license—this is a simple and secure process that ensures valid licenses are used to operate the software.

We recommend that XenApp deployments have an enterprise license. This means you only need to use one license key to activate NVivo for your site.

You can carry out all, some, or none of the steps below on behalf of the user. For example, you could enter the license key for the user and leave the license activation and user profile for the user to fill in later.

To enter and activate a license:

  1. Start NVivo.
  2. On the Welcome to NVivo 10 dialog box, choose to trial the software or enter the license key, and then click OK.

  3. On the License Activation dialog box, enter your details. Fields marked with an asterisk (*) must be completed.

  4. Click Activate.

  5. (Optional) On the User Profile dialog box, you are prompted to set up the default NVivo user profile. You can enter a temporary name and initials or press Cancel. Users will be prompted to enter this information when they run NVivo.

  1. Click OK. 

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Publish NVivo 10 Windows as an application in XenApp

Once you have installed NVivo on the XenApp Server, you can publish it from the Citrix Delivery Services Console so that it is available to users.

To launch the Publish Application wizard:

  1. From the XenApp console, under XenApp, expand the farm or server that you want to publish NVivo to.

  2. Click Applications.

  3. From the Action menu, select Publish application.

The Publish Wizard dialog box opens.

Follow the steps in the wizard as described below:

Step Actions
1 - Welcome
  1. Click Next to continue.

2 - Name
  1. Enter a Display name—for example, QSR NVivo 10.

  2. (Optional) Enter an Application description.

  3. Click Next.

3 - Type
  1. Click Application to choose the type of application to publish.

  2. Click Accessed from a server for the application type.

  3. Select Installed application from the server application type list.

  4. Click Next.

4 - Location
  1. Enter the application location in the Command line box.

  • For 32-bit: "C:\Program Files (x86)\QSR\NVivo 10\NVivo.exe"

  • For 64-bit: "C:\Program Files\QSR\NVivo 10\NVivo.exe"

  1. Click Next.

5 - Servers
  1. Choose the servers on which NVivo will run. You can Add any additional servers to the list. If you select multiple servers:

  • You need to make sure NVivo is installed on each of the servers

  • You should use Microsoft Active Directory roaming profiles to make sure application option settings for NVivo can be saved for each user.

  1. Click Next.

6 - Users
  1. Specify the users who can access NVivo:

  • Allow anonymous users  lets all users log on anonymously and use NVivo.

  • Allow only configured users  only allows nominated users use NVivo. If you choose this option, you need to Add the users to the Configured users list.

  1. Click Next.

7 - Shortcut presentation
  1. (Optional) Configure the appearance and location of the application shortcut.

  • Application icon  This defaults to the standard icon for NVivo. You can choose a different icon.

  • Client application folder  Leave this blank, if you want NVivo to be available from the Applications tab in the Citrix client. Alternatively, enter a folder name, if you want NVivo to be organized into a folder on the user device.

  • Application shortcut placement  You can add the shortcut to the client's Start menu or desktop.

  1. Click Next.

8 - Publish
  1. Click Finish to publish NVivo to the selected servers immediately.

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Software download locations

The NVivo 10 (32-bit and 64-bit) installer packages are available for download from the QSR website. Later releases of these components may become available. However we recommend that you use the versions listed below, as these have been tested with NVivo 10.

https://www.qsrinternational.com/support_downloads.aspx

Installing NVivo 10 and its prerequisites requires Windows Installer 4.5, which can be downloaded (if not already installed).

Windows Installer Packages for NVivo 10’s prerequisites are available for download using the following links:

Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SP1  (231 MB)

Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 SP2 Express Edition (x86) - For the 32-bit version of NVivo 10 only (110 MB)

Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 SP2 Express Edition (x64) - For the 64-bit version of NVivo 10 only (122 MB)

QuickTime Player 7.7 - For the 32-bit version of NVivo 10 only (37.1 MB)

Windows Media Player 11 (x86) - For Windows XP only (24.5 MB)

Adobe Flash Player 11 (16.0 MB)

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