10 Replies Latest reply: Nov 20, 2009 8:47 PM by Holly M. RSS

    Server has no user CAL

      Hello, I'm sort of new to QlikView, so bear with me if this one seems a little silly.


      Licensing layout: I replaced someone else where I work and should (in theory) be getting his QV licenses (QV Enterprise is installed on my new machine).

      Problem #1 - Less important: We couldn't get QV to work under his license number on my machine, so we re-used another of our admins' licenses (already in use on his machine) for the software installation on my machine. QV Enterprise works fine on my machine now, and we actually have paid for all of the licenses for the copies that are in use now, but it'd be nice to be able to use the actual license I'm supposed to have.

      Problem#2 - Bigger concern: When I try to pull up a dashboard from the web portal, I get the message:
      Access denied! The server (QlikViewServerName) has no USER CAL for your account. Please contact your system administrator.

      My name and user ID have been added to the file that handles all of our security rights administration, and my user ID has replaced his on the file that contains our licenses (not sure if this file is used by the app or if this is just something local within our intranet). Is there some step somewhere that we're missing?

      Holly Markel :-)

        • Server has no user CAL
          Jerry Somsen

          For Question #2. Depending on what version you have : Have you deleted him from the user cal list under the tab "Cal Info" on the QV Server Management Console?


            • Server has no user CAL
              Amien Amien

              can someone tell me what a CAL (client access license) really is? my license of qlikview is a CAL license as i understand .. but is it that the developer software is free because we have a server? CAL licenses only some with the server of qlikview? can i use the same license on my workstation and laptop?

              sorry for the intervention :)

                • Server has no user CAL

                  Hi there Amien,

                  I just noticed that no one ever really answered your question. :-) I don't know if this is the case everywhere, but I know that what I've been told and what I've seen are two different things. What I've been told is that for each person on each machine, you need a separate CAL, but what I've seen is that I can (now that I'm finally able to use my own license ;-) ) use my same license number on any machine that I log in on for QV Enterprise. I also know that even once I was able to get my CAL to work on QV Enterprise, the web interface (I.E. plugin) wouldn't take my license key until we removed the user CAL from my predecessor's account on the server.

                  Does that help?

                  Holly M.

              • Server has no user CAL


                Open the Qlikview Management Console on the Qlikview Server. Navigate to the Cal Info tab and here you will see the users that your CALs are allocated to at present and how many of your CALs have been allocated. You may need to delete user(s) from the list to free up a CAL for you.

                Kind Regards,


                  • Server has no user CAL

                    Is the QlikView Management Console the same thing as the QlikView Server Control Panel? I'm not seeing an app by that name on the server. I did find a button in the Server Control Panel that is for Managing User CAL's, but when I click on it, it tells me "This control panel no longer supports the management of CALs. Please use the web based control panel for this task." I'm not quite sure where to find this.

                      • Server has no user CAL

                        In internet explorer on the server type http://calqlikview/qvsmanagement/ where servername is the name of your server and you will see the web based version. Here you will be able to delete the CALs. You will need to be a member of the Qlikview Administrators group on the machine to do this and the account also needs to be a domain account and not a local account.

                        Kind Regards


                          • Server has no user CAL

                            When I tried that, I got the following error message:


                            Failed to connect to command center at url: http://localhost:8081/qtcc.asmx. Extended technical information is:

                            Exception details

                            System.Net.WebException: The underlying connection was closed: An unexpected error occurred on a receive. ---> System.IO.IOException: Unable to read data from the transport connection: An existing connection was forcibly closed by the remote host. ---> System.Net.Sockets.SocketException: An existing connection was forcibly closed by the remote host at System.Net.Sockets.Socket.Receive(Byte[] buffer, Int32 offset, Int32 size, SocketFlags socketFlags) at System.Net.Sockets.NetworkStream.Read(Byte[] buffer, Int32 offset, Int32 size) --- End of inner exception stack trace --- at System.Net.Sockets.NetworkStream.Read(Byte[] buffer, Int32 offset, Int32 size) at System.Net.PooledStream.Read(Byte[] buffer, Int32 offset, Int32 size) at System.Net.Connection.SyncRead(HttpWebRequest request, Boolean userRetrievedStream, Boolean probeRead) --- End of inner exception stack trace --- at System.Web.Services.Protocols.WebClientProtocol.GetWebResponse(WebRequest request) at System.Web.Services.Protocols.HttpWebClientProtocol.GetWebResponse(WebRequest request) at System.Web.Services.Protocols.SoapHttpClientProtocol.Invoke(String methodName, Object[] parameters) at CPGlobal.CommandCenterWebService.CommandCenterWebService.CheckPrerequisites(String Cert) at CPGlobal.ExtendedAuthenticatedRole.AuthorizeMe()


                            Any guesses what would cause that?