Last Modified Date: 03 Mar 2021
Option 1: Verify that the FlexNet Licensing Service is running
From the Windows Start menu, open services.msc.
In the Services dialog box, verify that the status for the FlexNet Licensing Service is Started.
Note: If the Start option is grayed out, right-click FlexNet Licensing Service in the list and select Properties. On the General tab, click Start, then click OK to close the dialog box.
Start the Terminal application.
Navigate to the FlexNet directory:
'/Applications/Tableau Desktop <Tableau version.app>/Contents/Frameworks/FlexNet/'custactutil -view
'/Applications/Tableau Desktop 2018.2.app/Contents/Frameworks/FlexNet/'custactutil -view
Verify that the FlexNet Licensing Service is running. You should see
Trust Flags = FULLY TRUSTED and
Status = ENABLED.
Ensure the license key being used to activate is a "Creator - Desktop & Prep" license key, beginning with the letters "TC." Desktop Professional keys (beginning with the letters "TD") are incompatible with Tableau Prep.
Option 3 (Windows Only): Verify the version of FNPLicensingService64.exe is 18.104.22.168
1. Navigate to the FNPLicensingService64.exe file (C:\Program Files\Common Files\Macrovision Shared\FlexNet Publisher\FNPLicensingService64.exe)
2. Right click on the exe, and choose Properties.
3. Click the Details tab and verify the "File version" shows 22.214.171.124
CauseThe FlexNet Licensing Service that Tableau uses is not running.
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