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AppLocker Preventing Tableau Bridge From Launching


Published: 18 Mar 2022
Last Modified Date: 08 Jul 2022

Issue

Microsoft AppLocker is preventing Tableau Bridge from launching and the Tableau Bridge login screen is blank.

Environment

  • Tableau Bridge 
  • Windows 10
  • Microsoft AppLocker

Resolution

1. Close all open Tableau Desktop and Tableau Bridge sessions.

2. On Windows, run Command Prompt with admin privilege, then type in or copy/paste the following and hit Enter:

setx QTWEBENGINE_DISABLE_SANDBOX "1" /M 

3. Launch Tableau Bridge and log in.

Cause

Microsoft AppLocker is preventing QT Web Engine from running, even after creating an allow rule for everyone based on path with a path of *, which should allow all executables for all users in any locations.
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