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Tableau Server Cannot Start Normally Because Some Processes (backgrounder/data server) Cannot Start Correctly and Shows UNLICENSED Error


Published: 19 Mar 2022
Last Modified Date: 19 Mar 2022

Issue

Tableau Server cannot start normally because some processes (backgrounder/data server) cannot start correctly and an UNLICENSED error is shown.

Environment

  • Tableau Server
  • Core-based license key

Resolution

Option 1

Deactivate the core-based license to see if the issue gets resolved.

Option 2

Add the required core-based license key to meet requirements.

Option 3

Remove the additional worker node(s) to meet the current figuration capacity.

Cause

If using a core license, the core licensing key and the allowed number of cores must meets the current system configuration.
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