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Configuring Run as Service Account with Windows Local Admin User Account


Published: 12 Mar 2019
Last Modified Date: 31 Jan 2020

Question

How to configure the Run As Service account with a Windows local admin user account.

Environment

  • Tableau Server
  • Windows Server

Answer

For Tableau server 2018.1 or older (Pre-TSM version)
  1. Username format works for run as service account:
    • ​​​username
    • hostname\username
  2. Username format does not work for run as service account:
    • .\username

For Tableau server 2018.2 or later (TSM version)
  1. Username format works for run as service account:
    • ​​​.\username
    • hostname\username
  2. Username format does not work for run as service account:
    • username
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