Uninstalling Tableau Server

Published: 10 Oct 2016
Last Modified Date: 10 Apr 2018


How to manually uninstall Tableau Server.


Tableau Server


Step 1

We recommend that you make a backup of your installation of Tableau Server before beginning the uninstallation process. For more information, see Back Up Tableau Server Data.

Step 2

Uninstall the existing server using the Add/Remove Programs in the Control Panel. If you have a distributed environment, use Add/remove Programs on your primary machine.
Note: Uninstalling removes the application software, but leaves your data and configuration settings on the machine.

Step 3

Manually delete the versioned Tableau Server directory. The exact location of the directory depends on your operating system and the bitness of your Tableau Server installation.

  • 32-bit: C:\Program Files (x86)\Tableau\Tableau Server and C:\ProgramData\Tableau\Tableau Server
  • 64-bit: C:\Program Files\Tableau\Tableau Server and C:\ProgramData\Tableau\Tableau Server

Important: Deleting this directory removes your existing content so that a new installer does not try to import it into the new server.

Additional Information

For more information about upgrading to a new version of Tableau Server, see the Upgrade topics in the Server Online Help.
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