We had to find a solution for our training room and we found a working solution (in cooperation with our technical friends).
We copied the whole qliksense installation folder to a folder from which users can execute programs (but users themselves don't have a write access to it). In our case c:\pgm which was created previously for these kind of situations...
We encountered a problem with logins that tried Qliksense in the past on these workstations, so we added in the copy procedure the following:
rename the ...\AppData\Local\Programs\Qlik folder to Qlik_old
rename the ...\AppData\Local\Programs\Common Files to Common Files_old
and we put a shortcut on the desktop that points to:
and it seems to work without admin rights (we use training accounts which have only very limited permissions), only odbc connections give a problem, but this was not necessary for our course.
I can publish the script but i need to remove first a few company related lines...
Attention, this is for version 3.1SR3 of Qliksense, in 3.2 there is a server authentication necessary..., we don't know yet how to tackle this for the trainingroom...
I'm not sure if this is still an open question. But I had contact with Qlik support regarding this question. Apparently the requirements for Sense Desktop are among others 64bit non-server OS and (local) admin rights.
I know its not really a solution but maybe it helps anyway.
Our company seems to have found a solution using a container or virtual machine where the user can have admin rights without affecting other things.
It is a bit slow and occasionally stops working, but better than nothing.
I believe that Qlik could remove the need for admin rights by allowing us to change some of the default file locations and port numbers.
Every time I fight with this old-school security rights. New software need more privileges rather than Notepad. Give user full access to his system folder:
This folder is used by user and must be opened for him. Also for stabile work user must have privileges for changing his Registry change in Windows HKCU\