Error "This Tableau Server is unlicensed." with No Changes to Tableau Server Environment

Published: 05 Jul 2016
Last Modified Date: 14 Aug 2019


When attempting to sign in to Tableau Server, the following error occurs, and users are unable to login:
This Tableau Server is unlicensed. Contact the server administrator.

No changes have been made to the Tableau Server environment.


  • Tableau Server
  • Tableau Server Term licenses
  • Tableau Server Perpetual licenses


The Term license used to activate Tableau Server has expired. This also can occur when a term license and perpetual license are used in combination.
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