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Error "The Tableau Server account failed to obtain the required permissions on the install directory" Installing Tableau Server


Published: 24 Jul 2015
Last Modified Date: 24 Oct 2016

Issue

When you try to install Tableau Server, the following error occurs:
The Tableau Server account failed to obtain the required permissions on the install directory
Additionally, the tabconfig.log may show the below error:
Permissions check on xxx failed
and the install fails to complete.

 

Environment

Tableau Server

Cause

Run As user permissions are not set correctly.
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