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Applying Windows Updates to Tableau Server


Published: 20 Dec 2017
Last Modified Date: 07 Jun 2018

Question

How to apply Windows Updates to Tableau Server.

Environment

  • Tableau Server
  • Windows

Answer

All the following steps must be performed as an Administrator, if you encounter difficulties, please contact your IT team. 
  1. Stop Tableau Server and disable auto start by running the following commands from the Tableau Server bin directory (as Administrator)
    • tabadmin stop
    • tabadmin autostart off
    • tabadmin config
  2. Ensure that all necessary Windows patches/updates have been installed on Tableau Server nodes in the cluster.
  3. Additionally, please confirm that any required operating system reboots have been performed and completed.
  4. Re-enable auto start, and start Tableau Server by running the following commands from the Tableau Server bin directory (as Administrator)
    • tabadmin autostart on
    • tabadmin config
    • tabadmin start

Additional Information

By default, your bin directory is located at C:\Program Files\Tableau\Tableau Server\<version>\bin
  • Where <version> is your version of Tableau Server.
  • For example, go to the Tableau Server 10.3 bin directory by typing the following: cd C:\Program Files\Tableau\Tableau Server\10.3\bin
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