Tableau Server Sign In Menu Does Not Retain Server Name

Published: 25 Oct 2017
Last Modified Date: 25 Nov 2019


If you sign into Tableau Server from Tableau Desktop using a server name rather than a full URL, the name will not appear in the Server Sign In drop down menu when trying to switch between servers. 
For example: 
  • If you sign in with just myserver, it will not appear in the sign in menu. 
  • If you sign in with https://myserver.mynetwork, it will appear in the sign in menu. 



Tableau Desktop 10.3 - 10.4



Upgrade to Tableau Desktop 10.4.2 ; 10.3.6 ; 10.2.8 or 10.1.13 or 10.0.15. For more information, see Upgrading Tableau Desktop in Tableau Help.

Option 2

As a workaround, use the full https:// domain name for the server connection.


This behavior is related to a known issue (ID: 704157) which has been fixed in a recent release of Tableau Desktop.
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