System Requirements Mail & Deploy

Here are the minimum hardware and software requirements for Mail & Deploy (Server, Client and Hub) 


Requirements for Mail & Deploy Server

The following requirements must be fulfilled in order to install and use Mail & Deploy Server:

  • An environment capable of executing 64-bit applications
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 4.7 or higher
  • 500 MB of free disk space
  • Service Account
    The service account is used to run Mail & Deploy Server. The minimum requirement is, that the service account has local administrator rights.


Additional optional Requirements

Optional requirements depending on which features of Mail & Deploy you want to use may be:

  • Service Account (optional)
    • If you want to use QlikView documents with Mail & Deploy, the service account needs to have access to a licensed local QlikView Desktop Client. The best way to ensure this is to log in as the service account on the computer you want to install Mail & Deploy Server to and start QlikView Desktop Client; if that results in only a Personal Edition to be opened, you need to ensure a proper license before you can continue.
    • If you want to use QlikSense apps with Mail & Deploy, the service account needs to have full access to those Qlik Sense apps. The service account needs to be an account explicitly available for Mail & Deploy; otherwise, license issues might occur when Mail & Deploy connects to a QlikSense app.
    • If you use section access, the service account should be ADMIN
    • If you want to read data from or save data to network drives, the service account needs to have read and/or write permissions on those network drives. A domain account is recommended in this case.

  • Qlik Sense (optional)
    If you want to use Qlik Sense apps with Mail & Deploy, a Qlik Sense Server must be in reach of the computer on which Mail & Deploy Server is installed. Mail & Deploy Server does not have to be installed on the Qlik Sense server; a working network connection is sufficient, as long as necessary ports are not blocked by a firewall. However, installation directly on the computer on which Qlik Sense is installed is also possible. The service account needs to have full access to the Qlik Sense apps to be used (see above for service account requirements).
    • version Qlik Sense September 2018 Patch 1 or higher

  • QlikView Desktop Client (optional)
    If you want to use QlikView documents with Mail & Deploy, a licensed QlikView Desktop client needs to be installed on the computer that runs Mail & Deploy Server and the service account needs to have access to it (see above for service account requirements). Mail & Deploy Server needs to be able to access these QlikView documents through the file system.
    • version QlikView Desktop Client 11 or higher

  • SMTP Server (optional)
    If you want to distribute reports by sending e-mails through Mail & Deploy Server, the computer that runs Mail & Deploy Server needs to have access to an SMTP server (i.e. there needs to be an SMTP server and it must not be blocked by a firewall). Mail & Deploy can either use windows authentication (e.g. the service account will be authenticated) or custom username and password for authentication.
Please note, that detailed information about the number of CPUs and RAM required cannot be given here because that heavily depends on the complexity and size of QlikView documents and Qlik Sense apps involved, the number of executions to be performed at a given time etc.


Requirements for Mail & Deploy Client

The following requirements must be fulfilled in order to install and use Mail & Deploy Client:

  • An environment capable of executing 64-bit applications
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 4.7 or higher
  • 500 MB of free disk space
  • Mail & Deploy Server Connection
    The computer needs to have a connection to the computer that runs Mail & Deploy Server and the firewall must not block the port used for the communication between Mail & Deploy Server and Mail & Deploy Client; this port, however, can be configured in Mail & Deploy Server Control Panel (see Control Panel).


Additional optional Requirements

  • Microsoft Office (optional)
    If you want to design reports based on Microsoft Office formats (Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word) then the respective Microsoft Office application needs to be installed on the computer and licensed.
    • Excel 2013 has a bug when using Excel native pivot tables and named ranges. Please contact support@mail-and-deploy.com to discuss the workaround.

  • PDF Viewer (optional)
    If you want to design reports that will be created in PDF format, a PDF viewer needs to be installed in order to preview these reports during the design process.


  • Licensed (local license or leased license) QlikView Desktop Client version 11 or higher (optional)

  • Connectivity to QlikView Server, in case of leasing a license (optional)

  • Connectivity to Qlik Sense Enterprise September 2018 or higher (optional)

  • Windows account (for administrators and designers)
    • should have writing rights to the folder c:\mail & deploy\client\
    • should have a token or professional/analysis license to connect to Qlik Sense Enterprise


Requirements for Hub Access

  • Windows 7, 8.1
    • Chrome
    • Firefox
    • Internet Explorer 11
  • Windows 10
    • Chrome
    • Firefox
    • Internet Explorer 11
    • Edge
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