[QGIS-Developer] QGIS Portable installation for Windows

Jürgen E. Fischer jef at norbit.de
Mon Aug 20 09:11:15 PDT 2018

Hi Idan,

On Mon, 20. Aug 2018 at 18:44:45 +0300, Idan Miara wrote:
> Is there a way to make a portable version of QGIS3 ? i.e. unzip and run?
> or for instance to install it on a network drive so other users on the
> network could use it without installing?

Given that the microsoft runtimes are already installed, that should work.

But you'll need to start the qgis batch file at least once (like
etc/postinstall/qgis.bat does).   That will run the qgis-bin*.exe and update
the qgis-bin*.env file next to it to the new path.

After that you can also run the qgis-bin*.exe (eg. by pinning a running QGIS to
the taskbar).  Multiple clients will have to access QGIS with the same path
(unc path or the same mapped drive).


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