Can NVivo 9 run over Citrix XenApp?

If you’re responsible for deploying NVivo 9 across an organization, you can choose to do this via Citrix XenApp. Specifically, NVivo 9 has passed Citrix Ready Verification Tests for Citrix XenApp 6.0.

Citrix XenApp is an on-demand application delivery solution that allows NVivo 9 to be virtualized, centralized, and managed centrally, and instantly delivered as a service to users anywhere on any device.

QSR has demonstrated interoperability between NVivo 9 and Citrix XenApp in the following environments: 

  • Windows 7 (32-bit and 64-bit)
  • Windows XP (32-bit)
  • Windows Vista (32-bit)
  • Mac OSX 10.6.5 Snow Leopard and Mac OSX 10.4.11 Tiger

When published on Citrix XenApp, NVivo 9 can operate in either standalone mode or server mode. In either mode, performance of the software is comparable to running the software on the client locally.

Both the 32-bit and 64-bit versions of NVivo 9 have been tested on both single server farms and two-server farms, on Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2, running Citrix XenApp Server 6.0.

If you choose to publish NVivo 9 on Citrix XenApp, we recommend the following: 

  1. 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 9 can be saved for each user.
  2. 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 9, you may need to turn on ‘Desktop Experience’ on the server. This can be done by adding the ‘Desktop Experience’ feature via the Windows Server 2008 Server Manager.
  3. When publishing NVivo 9 on Citrix XenApp via the Citrix Delivery Services Console, we recommend that you select Application as Type , and select Accessed from server as Application Type .


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