Error: "0x80070652" Failure With MSI Package Occur When Installing Tableau Desktop

Published: 14 Jul 2016
Last Modified Date: 22 Apr 2019


When attempting to install Tableau Desktop, the installation begins, then quits, and one of the following error might occur on screen or in the Desktop logs: 

Error 0x80070652: Failed to install MSI package.
Error 0x80070652: Failed to execute MSI package.
"Tableau <version> <build number>
Setup Failed
One or more issues caused the setup to fail. Please fix the issues and then retry setup. For more information see the log file.
0x80070652 - Another installation is already in progress. Complete that installation before proceeding with this install.


Tableau Desktop


Option 1

Restart the computer so that another programs will be forced to terminate.

Option 2

Run the installer as an administrator:
  1. Right click the "TableauDesktop-64bit-9-3-#.exe" installer file
  2. Select the option to "Run as administrator"

Option 3

  1. Check whether Windows Update is currently running. 
  2. If Windows Update is running, allow it to complete, then attempt the install again.

Option 4

Work with your IT team to check if another program failed to update and clear the failed installation.


An issue with the MSI file which is a Microsoft system specific installer file used for many program installations.
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