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Error "0x80070643 Fatal Error During Installation" When Installing Tableau Desktop


Published: 06 Apr 2016
Last Modified Date: 01 May 2018

Issue

When installing Tableau Desktop the following error might occur:

0x80070643 Fatal Error During Installation
 
Additionally, the following error can be found in the logs: 

Error 0x80070643: Failed to execute MSI package

 

Environment

  • Tableau Desktop
  • Windows

Resolution

Option 1

  1. Restart the computer.
  2. If this does not work, reinstall the most recent version of Tableau Desktop (the installation will uninstall and reinstall the software). You can download it here: Tableau Releases

Option 2

Work with your IT team to see if your operating system requires any updates. 

Option 3

Consider disabling firewall or antivirus software that may be conflicting with the installation. For more information, see Internet Access Requirements.
 

Cause

A necessary installation component failed to start. 

Please note that error 0x80070643 is a Microsoft error. 
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