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"Error 0x80070057. The parameter is incorrect." When Installing Tableau Desktop


Published: 23 May 2016
Last Modified Date: 17 Oct 2017

Issue

When attempting to install Tableau Desktop, the following error message may occur: 

Error 0x80070057. The parameter is incorrect.

Environment

  • Tableau Desktop
  • Windows

Resolution

  1. Refer to the list of database drivers installed with Tableau Desktop for your operating system.
  2. If possible, uninstall these database drivers on the affected computer.
  3. If the pre-existing versions of the drivers are still needed, choose the customized install option, and deselect "Install database drivers". Otherwise, install Tableau Desktop normally.
  4. Attempt to install Tableau Desktop again. 

Cause

This error is a Windows OS error message and indicates that older drivers installed on the computer are interfering with the installation process.
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