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Tableau Server Is Not Compatible With Windows Server 2022


Published: 20 Sep 2021
Last Modified Date: 28 Sep 2021

Issue

When installing Tableau Server on Windows Server 2022 it throws the error seen below:
 
This job failed due to unexpected error: 'ServiceOperationTimeoutException'
One or more services failed to reach their expected state. node1: backgrounder_0.20213.21.0902.2150: Failed to reach requested state. Current state: UNINSTALL_FAILED Error Message: java.util.concurrent.TimeoutException: Command '[C:\ProgramData\Tableau\Tableau Server\data\tabsvc\services\backgrounder_0.20213.21.0902.2150\backgrounder\control-backgrounder.exe, uninstall]' timed out after 170 SECONDS
Initialization terminated at step 3 of 34: Removing services failed.

Environment

  • Tableau Server 
  • Windows Server 2022

Resolution

As documented in Tableau Technical Specifications, Windows Server 2022 does not currently meet the requirements for Tableau Server.

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As a workaround, use a supported version of Windows Server instead, such as Microsoft Windows Server 2016, or 2019 (x64).

Cause

Environmental software conflicts.
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