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Error "Initialization failed" Upgrading Tableau Server


Published: 27 Oct 2015
Last Modified Date: 18 Oct 2016

Question

When upgrading Tableau Server, the following error might occur:

Initialization failed

Environment

Tableau Server

Answer

On the computer where Tableau Server is installed, perform the following steps using an Administrator account:
  1. Stop Tableau Server.
  2. Perform a backup.
  3. Uninstall Tableau Server.
  4. Restart the computer.
  5. Install the new version of Tableau Server.
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