Insights 1.12.2 Single Server Installation Guide for Windows

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In this guide we'll run you through installing qTest Insights 1.12.2 on a Windows Machine

Before you begin

Before you install qTest Insights 1.12.2, make sure following things are done:

  • Your machine needs to satisfy qTest's recommended hardware requirements
  • qTest Manager 8.7.3 has been deployed 
  • qTest Sessions 4.0.2 has been deployed
  • Access to the server where you install qTest Manager's Database, connect to your Manager database and create a schema for Insights as following instructions:

Connect qTest DB using postgres user

C:\Program Files\PostgreSQL\9.5\bin>psql -h [Your_Postgres_server_address] -U postgres -W [Your_qTest_DBName]
Password for user postgres: //enter your password here

Create Insights schema

create schema insights;

Install qTest Insights 1.12.2

1. Download qTest Insights installation package 

2. Extract the package

Extract the package, access the directory "qtestctl" 

3. Modify the configure file 

Open the file \qtestctl\qtest.config file, modify following section only

apps = [‘insights’]
external {
postgres {
  host = '<IP address of Postgres server>'
  port = <Postgres port>
    auth {
user = ‘postgres’ 
    pass = '<password of postgres user>'
    db {
    qtest = '<qTest Manager database>'
    session = '<Sessions database>'
/* application configurations */
Insights {
//Insights HTTP Port, make sure the port is not being used by other application
  httpport = <qTest Insights port>
//Insights Admin Port, make sure the port is not being used by other application
  adminport = <qTest Insights admin port>
scheduler {
//Scheduler host (same machine with Insights)
server = '<qTest Insights server>'


4. Install and Start

Open the console on your machine (run as Administrator role), change the current path to qtestctl directory and follow steps:

4.1 Execute this command to initially set up the application

 C:\[path_to_qtestctl]>qtestctl.bat --offline start

4.2 The command will take control of the Command Prompt. Keep it running. Open your web browser, access to qTest Insights using its URL http://<Insights_host>:<Insights_http_port> to validate if it has started successfully.

HINT: Open http://<Insights_host>:<Insights_http_port>, if you get the message "Access denied. Please login again through qTest", that means Insights has started successfully.


4.3 Go back to the Command Prompt and stop the running process (CTRL + C to terminate)

4.4 Execute this command to run qTest Manager as a Windows service


4.5 Start the Windows service

 C:\[path_to_qtestctl]>net start qtest


That's everything and you now have qTest Insights being installed and started.



For some reason, if you want to stop the server. Open CMD (Run as Administrator role)

 C:\[path_to_qtestctl]>net stop qtest

For some reason, you want to uninstall qTest Insights. Open CMD (Run as Administrator role)



Now, you need to connect it to your qTest Manager, access to your qTest Insights and follow steps in the section "Set up qTest Insights"

Set up qTest Insights

Access your Administration page


Under System Configuration page, scroll to section MISCELLANEOUS and enter qTest URL into the field qTest server's Domain.

Scroll to Insights section and enter Insights URL

http://<IP of the machine where you installed qTest Insights>:<Insights port which you've specified in the config file>

Test Connection and save the configuration.



That's it! You now can access qTest Insights via its option in 9box icon




In order for the Insights Scheduler (it is to send scheduled report to your email) to work properly, make sure that you do configure your Email Server in qTest Manager's System Configuration page.







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