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Run Tableau Online Bridge Client as a Service


Published: 30 Nov 2015
Last Modified Date: 08 Sep 2017

Question

How to run the Online Bridge Client continuously or as a service.
 

Environment

  • Tableau Online 
  • Tableau Desktop

Answer

  1. Upgrade to Tableau Desktop 9.3 or a newer version. For more information, see Upgrading Tableau Desktop.
  2. In Tableau Desktop, select Server > Start Tableau Bridge Client
  3. Log in to Tableau Online 
  4. Under Settings > Tableau Bridge, select "Allow Tableau Bridge to maintain live connections to on-premises data."
  5. Log on to Windows as a local administrator to allow the Bridge Client to run continuously. See link below for instructions.
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