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Installing and Activating Tableau Desktop as Administrator


Published: 24 Oct 2014
Last Modified Date: 02 Sep 2015

Issue

Installing Tableau Desktop without administrator rights does not allow the product to activate. 

Environment

Tableau Desktop

Resolution

To install Tableau Desktop with a full administrator access token in Windows:
  1. Locate the installer in Windows Explorer.
  2. Right-click the installer, and then select Run as administrator.

Cause

Tableau Desktop stores licensing information in trusted storage on the machine. Accessing trusted storage to send licensing information to our licensing servers requires administrative rights. 
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