Resolving "Tablicsrv is not a valid Win32 application" Error

Product(s): Tableau Server
Version(s): All
Last Modified Date: 16 Aug 2016

On some machines, the following error message can occur during an attempt to start Tableau Server: "***Unable to start service <service name>: (193)". When referring to the Event Viewer, this error is reported as "Tablicsrv is not a valid Win32 application". This error message can occur as the result of a file named "Program" existing at the root of the drive where Tableau Server is installed.

To resolve this issue, delete or move the file named "Program" from the root of the drive.

After you move or delete the "Program" file, Tableau Server should be able to start successfully. If this issue occurs during initial installation of Tableau Server, uninstall, and then re-install Tableau Server.


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