Run Tableau Online Bridge Client as a Service

Published: 30 Nov 2015
Last Modified Date: 07 Mar 2018


How to run the Online Bridge Client continuously or as a service.


  • Tableau Online 
  • Tableau Desktop


  1. Upgrade to Tableau Desktop 9.3 or a newer version. For more information, see Upgrading Tableau Desktop.
  2. In Tableau Desktop, select Server > Start Tableau Bridge Client
  3. Log in to Tableau Online 
  4. Under Settings > Tableau Bridge, select "Allow Tableau Bridge to maintain live connections to on-premises data."
  5. Log on to Windows as a local administrator to allow the Bridge Client to run continuously. See Run Tableau Bridge as a Windows service for instructions.
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