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


Published: 06 Apr 2016
Last Modified Date: 13 Feb 2017

Issue

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

 

Environment

  • Tableau Desktop 9.3
  • Tableau Desktop 10.0

Resolution

As a workaround, install the 32-bit version of Tableau Desktop. 

Cause

A necessary installation component failed to start.
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