Refreshes Fail in Tableau Bridge 2018.2 with Error: "Tabprotosrv cannot start or shut down unexpectedly"

Published: 03 Aug 2018
Last Modified Date: 19 Aug 2020


Extract refreshes scheduled in Tableau Bridge 2018.2 may fail with the following error:
status code=3001. Failed to refresh data source: <data source name> due to the followin gerror:
IPC_NamedPipe::Select(WaitForMultipleObjects): Timeout. Tabprotosrv cannot start or shut down unexpectedly.
Unable to connect to the server "<server name>".
Check that the server is running and that you have access privileges to the requested database.

Refreshes in Tableau Bridge 2018.1 and Tableau Desktop 2018.2 succeed.


  • Tableau Bridge 2018.2


This behavior is related to known issue ID 808869 and was resolved in the 2018. release of Tableau Bridge, and all more recent versions.

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