Tableau Licensing Service Abnormally Slow to Start

Published: 20 Feb 2015
Last Modified Date: 22 Mar 2019


When starting the Tableau Licensing Service (tablicsrv), the service might take longer to start than usual and the vendor daemon (tableau.exe) does not start. The tablicsrv.log file shows the following:

16:08:56 (tableau) License server system started on <hostname>
16:08:56 (tableau) No features to serve, exiting
16:08:56 (tableau) EXITING DUE TO SIGNAL 27 Exit reason 4
16:08:56 (lmgrd) tableau exited with status 27 (No features to serve)
16:08:56 (lmgrd) tableau daemon found no features.  Please correct
16:08:56 (lmgrd) license file and re-start daemons.

In addition, Tableau Server prompts for activation when running Manage Product Keys, and no keys display in the dialog after choosing Cancel.


Tableau Server


Activate Tableau Server with a valid license key.


The license key has an expiration date in the past or no license keys are activated. 
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