Yes, you can run the dashboard from anywhere that can reach the desired log folders and file folders (just use file share paths and Governance Dashboard 1.1 SR1).
The more recent versions of QlikView Desktop 11.20 (SR2 and later) support Windows Server 2012.
Are you referring to the no officially stated support of the Governance Dashboard in Server 2012? (which is true).
We've had several customers use the Governance Dashboard with Server 2012. There is a known but unsolved issue related to the installation files and permissions put down by Microsoft that some customers have seen. However, as far as I can tell, this does not preclude you from using the Dashboard on Server 2012.
Thanks for the reply. We have been unable to run 11.20 SR7 on Windows Server 2012 R2. The installer will not run. It is true that there is support for Windows Server 2012 but not R2.
Are there instructions on how to install the dashboard to work from a "remote" version of desktop?
This is a bit out of my area of knowledge - however, from what I gather in the Release notes, support for Server 2012 R2 was added in SR6. See https://d1cf4w4kkla6tb.cloudfront.net/qlikview/11.20/12451/QlikView%2011.2%20build%2012451%20SR7%20Release%20Notes.pdf
I'm not sure I know what you mean by "remote version of desktop". Do you want to open the Governance Dashboard on your local machine (using qv.exe) and reload it there? As long as you can access the log folders and folders containing the source documents you want to scan, there is no problem doing this - with the caution that scanning files across a network adds time to the reload.
In that case, just use the folder path you would normally use to access those folders. For example, use \\ServerName\sharedfolderName\QlikViewServer\ or \\ServerName\c$\programdata\QlikView\QlikViewServer.
Is this what you are trying to do?