Importing and Setting License Level for Users in an Active Directory Group

Published: 29 Jan 2013
Last Modified Date: 03 Jul 2013


This article describes how to make an imported Active Directory group default to licensed users.


Tableau Server


  1. On the Tableau Server machine, open the Command Prompt as an administrator.

  2. Change directory to the Tableau Server bin folder. For example:
    • On a 32-bit machine: cd c:\Program Files\Tableau\Tableau Server\[version]\bin
    • On a 64-bit machine: cd c:\Program Files (x86)\Tableau\Tableau Server\[version]\bin
  3. Run the following command:

    tabcmd syncgroup "ADGroup" --license LicenseLevel

    Where ADGroup is the name of the Active Directory group you are importing, and LicenseLevel is the license level (viewer, interactor, or unlicensed) that you want to apply to all users imported from the group.

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