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fredericvillemi
Contributor III

Nprinting 16 - Use network drive for qvw

Hello,

I have a dedicated Nprinting 16 Server and I want to use .qvw which are located on a remote Qlikview server.

I have tried to define the configuration for the .qvw to a network drive letter but in the log, Nprinting Server tells that it cannot access the file.

Is it normal ?  what can I do ?

Thanks

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Employee
Employee

Re: Nprinting 16 - Use network drive for qvw

Network drivers mapped to a letter are not supported by Windows in session zero. This is the reason why you cannot access your QVWs.

The only solution is to use Universal Naming Convention (UNC) paths, so something like \\ServerName\Folder\Something.qvw

If you have a QlikView Server of course you can use QVP.

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devarasu07
Honored Contributor II

Re: Nprinting 16 - Use network drive for qvw

Hi,

are you able to access the network shared folder using your nprint server user ID. if not 1) try to get network folder access for the nprint user, 2) amap drive test 3) define network path at report connection string.like below thread .

Nprinting 16 network share drive

mangalsk
Contributor III

Re: Nprinting 16 - Use network drive for qvw

Hello ,

First you need to map remote drives where you have qvds on server where nprinting is running and then take it

image242
Contributor

Re: Nprinting 16 - Use network drive for qvw

Good morning. 


We found that using the full UNC path is the way to go. Example \\server\c$\nprinting folder\123.qvw. Also make sure the service account you're using to run nprinting has full access to the folder where the qvw lives. 


Jason

lech_miszkiewic
Honored Contributor III

Re: Nprinting 16 - Use network drive for qvw

I would suggest to use qvp connection instead and use a server name. That will boost performance and would be more stable solution

cheers

Lech

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image242
Contributor

Re: Nprinting 16 - Use network drive for qvw

One thing to note about using qvp: If you're using nPrinting 17 with QlikView 11.20, QVP doesn't work well.

Jason

lech_miszkiewic
Honored Contributor III

Re: Nprinting 16 - Use network drive for qvw

Hi Jason - I have to disagree with you as i am using it in such configuration. I have created many setups with NP17 and QV 11.2 and ALL - absolutly ALL of them work.

The other thing is that you have to follow ALL requirements which are clearly listed in Qlik Help document - otherwise your connection will be unstable.

regards

Lech

image242
Contributor

Re: Nprinting 16 - Use network drive for qvw

Hi Lech,

Glad it works well for you on 11.2. I've always had issues so I've used UNC paths. Guess I'll have to revisit that.

Thanks,

Jason

Employee
Employee

Re: Nprinting 16 - Use network drive for qvw

Network drivers mapped to a letter are not supported by Windows in session zero. This is the reason why you cannot access your QVWs.

The only solution is to use Universal Naming Convention (UNC) paths, so something like \\ServerName\Folder\Something.qvw

If you have a QlikView Server of course you can use QVP.

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