If the issue persists, uninstall and re-install Tableau Desktop. For more information, see Upgrading Tableau Desktop in the Tableau Knowledge Base.
If steps 1 and 2 do not resolve the issue, on the computer running Tableau Desktop, click the Start button and then select All Programs > Accessories > Run.
Enter services.msc and then click OK.
Verify that FLEXnet Licensing Service or FLEXnet Licensing Service 64 is listed as “Started” in the Status column. If FLEXnet is not listed as “Started”, right-click the name of the service and then select Start.
If running Tableau as an administrator does not resolve the problem, then the issue may be that FlexNet is not being run as an admin. To allow Tableau to run optimally, set the FlexNet executable to always run as admin.
Navigate to C:\Program Files\Common Files\Macrovision Shared\FlexNet Publisher
Right-click FNPLicensingService64.exe > Properties > Compatibility > Check 'Run this program as an administrator'
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