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Error "Login failed ... because the account is currently locked out" Signing in to Microsoft SQL Server


Published: 23 Jul 2014
Last Modified Date: 31 Aug 2015

Issue

When signing in to Microsoft SQL Server from Tableau Desktop, the following error might occur: 
 
[Microsoft][SQL Server Native Client 11.0][SQL Server]Login failed for user '<user>' because the account is currently locked out. The system administrator can unlock it. 

Environment

  • Tableau Desktop 8.2.4 or earlier
  • Microsoft SQL Server

Cause

This is a known error that has been resolved in later versions of Tableau Desktop.
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