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

Published: 06 Apr 2016
Last Modified Date: 02 May 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 9.3
  • Tableau Desktop 10.0


Option 1

  1. Restart the computer.
  2. If this does not work, reinstall Tableau Desktop 10.2 (the installation will uninstall and reinstall the software). You can download it here:

Option 2

Install the 32-bit version of Tableau Desktop 10.2.1. You can download it from the Alternate download site.

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.
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