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Upgrading from Trial to Licensed Version of Tableau Server


Published: 27 Mar 2017
Last Modified Date: 27 Mar 2017

Question

How to upgrade from a trial to a licensed version of Tableau Server, follow the steps below.

 

 

Environment

  • Tableau Server 10.0.1
  • Windows

Answer

Step 1 

From the machine on which the trial version of Tableau Server is running, open the Command Prompt, right click, and select Run as administrator.

Step 2 

Use the following prompt to navigate to the Tableau Server bin directory:

cd C:\Program Files\Tableau\Tableau Server\<version>\bin

Step 3 

Type the following command to stop Tableau Server: tabadmin stop

Step 4 

Click the Windows button and select Tableau Server > Manage Product Keys.

Step 5 

In the Manage Product Keys dialog box, click the Activate button.

Step 6 

In the Activate Tableau Server dialog box, enter the product key you purchased, and click the Activate button.

Step 7 

Return to the Command Prompt, type the following command to start Tableau Server: tabadmin start

Step 8 

Type the following command to confirm that Tableau Server has restarted: tabadmin status -v

Additional Information

Troubleshooting

Sometimes the upgrade to the licensed version may not complete successfully, if Tableau Server was not stopped prior to activating the new product key. One way you can determine whether the upgrade was successful is by referring to the Tableau Server Licenses page. If you see that the number of available Interactors reflects the trial and not the licensed version, the upgrade was unsuccessful. Use the following procedure to complete the upgrade.

Step 1 

On the machine running Tableau Server, open the Command Prompt, right-click, and select Run as administrator.

Step 2 

Type the following prompt to navigate to the Tableau Server bin directory:

cd C:\Program Files\Tableau\Tableau Server\<version>\bin

Step 3 

Type the following command to stop Tableau Server: tabadmin stop

Step 4 

Type the following command to start Tableau Server: tabadmin start

Step 5 

Type the following command to confirm Tableau Server has restarted: tabadmin status -v

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