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How To Collect Log Files From Qlik Sense Enterprise on Windows

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Mar 11, 2024 7:52:42 AM

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Mar 19, 2015 7:27:22 AM


The Qlik Sense log files can be easily collected using the Log Collector

The Log Collector is embedded in the Qlik Sense Management Console. It is the last item listed in the Configure Systems section.

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For instructions on how to use the Log Collector, see Log collector (




The user must be a root admin and have administrative permissions.

Using the Log Collector

The best way to gather these logs is to use the Qlik Sense Log Collector. If the tool is not included in your install, it can be downloaded from this article. 

  1. Login to Windows Server on Qlik Sense node
  2. Open Windows File Explorer
  3. Navigate to Log Collector folder at C:\Program Files\Qlik\Sense\Tools\QlikSenseLogCollector
  4. Press Shift key and right click on QlikSenseLogCollector.exe 
  5. Select Run as different user
  6. Enter Qlik Sense service account credentials.
  7. Configure log collection
    • Date range to collect logs from (minimum of 5 days if possible)
    • Support case number to include in ZIP file name
    • Select options 
    • Include Archive logs
  8. Click Collect
  9. If Qlik Sense is not automatically accessible on the node, further options are presented.  
    • Qlik Sense is running and on this host
      this option to get more options on automatic log collection
    • Qlik Sense is not running or accessible
      this option allows to define the path to local Qlik Sense log folder
    • Qlik Sense is located elsewhere
      this option allows to enter FQDN of remote Qlik Sense server
  10. Wait until collection is finished
  11. Click Close
  12. Open generated ZIP file in C:\Program Files\Qlik\Sense\Tools\QlikSenseLogCollector
    Note, no need to unzip the file, simple double click on the ZIP file to browse its content
    • Confirm it contains JSON and TXT files, if system info options were enabled in Step 6
    • Confirm there is one folder per node in the deployment, named in same way as the node
    • Confirm there is a Log folder representing Archived Logs from persistent storage
  13. If ZIP content is incomplete, repeat steps above or contact support for further guidance
  14. If ZIP content is accurate, attach ZIP file to support case for further analysis by Qlik
The Log Collector is not officially provided as part of Qlik Sense Enterprise product, but it is included as part of the Qlik Sense installation as means to assist Qlik Support and facilitate the task of log collection.

Please report any issues with the tool in Support Tools GitHub site.

What does the Qlik Sense Log Collector access?

This list provides an overview of what system information the Qlik Sense Log collector accesses and collects.

  • WhoAmI (information)
  • Port status (information)
    C:\Windows\System32\netstat.exe -anob
  • Process Info (information)
    C:\Windows\System32\tasklist.exe /v
  • Firewall Info (information)
    C:\Windows\System32\netsh.exe advfirewall show allprofiles
  • Network Info (information)
     C:\Windows\System32\ipconfig.exe /all
  • IIS Status (iisreset /STATUS Display the status of all Internet services.)
     C:\Windows\System32\iisreset.exe /status
  • Proxy Activated (information)
     C:\Windows\System32\reg.exe query "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings" | find /i "ProxyEnable"
  • Proxy Server (information)
     C:\Windows\System32\reg.exe query "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings" | find /i "proxyserver" 
  • Proxy AutoConfig (information)
     C:\Windows\System32\reg.exe query "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings" | find /i "AutoConfigURL" 
  • Proxy Override (information)
     C:\Windows\System32\reg.exe query "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings" | find /i "ProxyOverride" 
  • Internet Connection (information)
  • Drive Mappings (information)
     C:\Windows\System32\net.exe use
  • Drive Info (information)
     C:\Windows\System32\wbem\wmic.exe /OUTPUT:STDOUT logicaldisk get size
  • Localgroup Administrators (information)
     C:\Windows\System32\net.exe localgroup "Administrators"
  • Localgroup Sense Service Users (information)
     C:\Windows\System32\net.exe localgroup "Qlik Sense Service Users"
  • Localgroup Performance Monitor Users (information)
     C:\Windows\System32\net.exe localgroup "Performance Monitor users"
  • Localgroup Qv Administrators (information)
     C:\Windows\System32\net.exe localgroup "QlikView Administrators"
  • Localgroup Qv Api (information)
     C:\Windows\System32\net.exe localgroup "QlikView Management API"
  • System Information (information)
  • Program List (information)
     C:\Windows\System32\wbem\wmic.exe /OUTPUT:STDOUT product get name
  • Service List (information)
     C:\Windows\System32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\powershell.exe -command "gwmi win32_service | select Started
  • Group Policy (information)
    C:\Windows\System32\gpresult.exe /z
  • Local Policies - User Rights Assignment (information)
     C:\Windows\System32\secedit.exe /export /areas USER_RIGHTS /cfg
  • Local Policies - Security Options (information)
     C:\Windows\System32\secedit.exe /export /areas
  • Certificate - Current User(Personal) (information)
     C:\Windows\System32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\powershell.exe -command "Get-ChildItem -Recurse Cert:\currentuser\my | Format-list"
  • Certificate - Current User(Trusted Root) (information)
     C:\Windows\System32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\powershell.exe -command "Get-ChildItem -Recurse Cert:\currentuser\Root | Format-list"
  • Certificate - Local Computer(Personal) (information)
     C:\Windows\System32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\powershell.exe -command "Get-ChildItem -Recurse Cert:\localmachine\my | Format-list"
  • Certificate - Local Computer(Trusted Root) (information)
     C:\Windows\System32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\powershell.exe -command "Get-ChildItem -Recurse Cert:\localmachine\Root | Format-list"
  • HotFixes (information)
    $FormatEnumerationLimit=-1;$Session = New-Object -ComObject Microsoft.Update.Session;$Searcher = $Session.CreateUpdateSearcher();$historyCount = $Searcher.GetTotalHistoryCount();$Searcher.QueryHistory(0, $historyCount) | Select-Object Title, Description, Date, @{name="Operation"; expression={switch($_.operation){1 {"Installation"}; 2 {"Uninstallation"}; 3 {"Other"}}}} | out-string -Width 1024
  • UrlAclList (information)
     C:\Windows\System32\netsh.exe http show urlacl
  • PortCertList (information)
     C:\Windows\System32\netsh.exe http show sslcert

Manually collecting log files

Any versions of Qlik Sense Enterprise on Windows prior to May 2021, do not include the Log Collector.

If the Qlik Sense Log collector does not work then you can manually gather the logs.

For information on when logs are archived, see How logging works in Qlik Sense Enterprise on Windows.

Older Qlik Sense Versions (3.1 and earlier)

Persistence Mechanism Current Logs(Active Logs) Archived Logs

Shared (Sense 3.1 and newer) C:\ProgramData\Qlik\Sense\Log Defined in the QMC under
CONFIGURE SYSTEM > Service Cluster > Archived logs root folder
Example enter (\\QLIKSERVER\QlikShare\ArchivedLogs)
Synchronized (Sense 3.1 and older) C:\ProgramData\Qlik\Sense\Log C:\ProgramData\Qlik\Sense\Repository\Archived Logs

Note: Depending on how long the system has been running, this folder can be very large so you will want to include only logs from the time frame relevant to your particular issue; preferably a day before the issue began occurring.

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How logging works in Qlik Sense Enterprise on Windows 

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