Error "0x80070643 Fatal Error During Installation" When Installing Tableau Desktop

Published: 06 Apr 2016
Last Modified Date: 28 Dec 2017


When installing Tableau Desktop the following error might occur:

0x80070643 Fatal Error During Installation
Additionally, the following error can be found in the logs: 

Error 0x80070643: Failed to execute MSI package



  • Tableau Desktop
  • Windows


Option 1

  1. Restart the computer.
  2. If this does not work, reinstall the most up recent version of Tableau Desktop (the installation will uninstall and reinstall the software). You can download it here: Tableau Releases

Option 2

Work with your IT team to see if your operating system requires any updates. 

Option 3

Consider disabling firewall or antivirus software that may be conflicting with the installation. For more information, see Internet Access Requirements.


A necessary installation component failed to start. 

Please note that error 0x80070643 is a Microsoft error. 
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