Error "Windows Installer returned 1625" Installing Tableau Reader or Tableau Desktop

Published: 01 Feb 2013
Last Modified Date: 21 Jan 2016


When installing Tableau Reader or Tableau Desktop, the following error message might occur:

An error occurred installing the package. Windows Installer returned '1625'.


Tableau Reader
Tableau Desktop


To resolve this issue, right-click the installer, and select Run as Administrator.

Note: If the Windows user account that you are using does not have a password configured, configure a password for the account, and then right-click the installer again, and select Run as Administrator


The error number, 1625, is a code produced by the Windows operating system to indicate that the installation is forbidden by system policy. 
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