Run Tableau Online Sync Client as a Service

Published: 30 Nov 2015
Last Modified Date: 26 May 2016


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


  • Tableau Online 
  • Tableau Desktop


  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 Online Sync Client
  3. Log in to Tableau Online 
  4. In the Tableau Online Sync Client, select Run Continuously
  5. Log on to Windows as a local administrator to allow the Sync Client to run continuously. 
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