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).
On this page
- Start NVivo Server Manager and activate the server license
- Create a new server connection from NVivo
- Consider project locations and backups
- Give users access to the server
Once you have finished installing the software, you must open the NVivo Server Manager and activate the server license.
To start NVivo Server Manager
In your Internet browser, enter the web address https://<servername>/NVivo11 (Use "http://" 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:
Open NVivo Server Manager in your Internet browser—enter the web address https://<servername>/NVivo11 (Use "http://" if you have chosen not use a certificate.)
Click the Licensing tab.
On the left, click the Licenses tab.
For the license you want to activate, click Activate.
In the Activate License dialog box, enter the required details.
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.
In NVivo, click the File tab, and then click Options.
Click the Connections tab.
Click the Add button.
Enter your server connection details, and then click OK to close the Connection Properties dialog box.
Before users connect to the server and start creating and working with NVivo projects, you might want to:
- Decide whether you want to change the default location for new projects—you can choose the location where projects and log files are stored.
- Set up a regular backup schedule so that you can restore projects if necessary.
Next, give users access by adding them to appropriate user groups, depending on the permissions they need.
Once users are added to user groups, they can set up a connection to NVivo Server 11 R2 from within the NVivo client and start creating and working with share projects. The NVivo client Help provides instructions for setting up connections. Refer to Provide assistance to NVivo users for tips on helping users who are having difficulty accessing NVivo Collaboration Server or opening server projects.