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Error "Event ID 4096" in Windows Event Viewer Logs


Published: 05 Mar 2014
Last Modified Date: 25 Apr 2017

Issue

When you review the Windows Event Viewer log files, you might see an error similar to the following:
 
The description for Event ID 4096 from source Tableau Server (<process>) cannot be found. Either the component that raises this event is not installed on your local computer or the installation is corrupted. You can install or repair the component on the local computer. 

Environment

Tableau Server 

Resolution

Event ID 4096 in the Windows Event Viewer logs is usually benign, and can be ignored as long as Tableau Server is running as expected. 

Take the following troubleshooting steps to verify that Tableau Server is running as expected.

Step 1: Confirm that Tableau Server is running

  1. On the computer running Tableau Server, open the Command Prompt window as an administrator and navigate to the Tableau Server bin folder:
    • cd "C:\Program Files\Tableau\Tableau Server\[version]\bin"
  2. At the command prompt, run the following command: tabadmin status -v

Step 2: Check the Tableau Server administrative views

  • Use the Tableau Server administrative views to verify that Tableau Server is behaving as expected. For more information, see Administrative Views in Tableau Help.
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