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Error "DetectWMIProperty: property not found" After Attempting to Register Tableau Reader or Tableau Desktop


Published: 09 Jan 2017
Last Modified Date: 09 Jan 2020

Issue

After attempting to register Tableau Reader or Tableau Desktop, the following error message might occur: 
"DetectWMIProperty: property not found"

Environment

  • Tableau Desktop
  • Tableau Reader 
  • Windows 10

Resolution

Work with your IT Team to assist with repairing the corrupted Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI).

Cause

This error indicates that Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) has likely become corrupted.
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