Error "Activation key file is out of date" During Offline Activation

Published: 01 Apr 2016
Last Modified Date: 07 Dec 2017


After uploading the offline.qtl file to Tableau Activation site the following error might occur: 
Activation key file is out of date. Please create a new offline activation file for your Tableau product using the following key <KEY>. Then return to this page ( to upload the new file. 


  • Tableau Server
  • Tableau Desktop


  1. Use the key provided in the error message
  2. Create a new offline.tlq
  3. Upload the new file to
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