Using One License for Two Tableau Desktop Installations

Published: 14 Feb 2014
Last Modified Date: 05 Aug 2020


Can I use my Tableau Desktop license to install Tableau Desktop on my second computer?


Tableau Desktop


Tableau Desktop is licensed per user.  For each Tableau Desktop license, you may install and activate one copy of Tableau Desktop on your primary computer and a second copy on your secondary portable or home computer. 

Additional Information

  • For more information about installing Tableau Desktop, see Download and Install Tableau Desktop.
  • If you are using your Tableau Desktop license on two computers, both can remain activated simultaneously. It is only necessary to deactivate if you need to move one of your copies to another computer. For more information, see Move or Deactivate Tableau Desktop.
  • You can install multiple major versions of Tableau Desktop on the same computer. For example, if you need to share workbooks with a colleague who uses Tableau Desktop 9.3, but you want to try out features of Tableau Desktop 10.1, you may have both versions installed on the same computer and this counts as one copy for licensing purposes.

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