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Turn off sign in to proxy server required upon launching Tableau Desktop


Published: 30 Nov 2022
Last Modified Date: 05 Dec 2022

Issue

A sign in to a proxy server is required upon launching Tableau Desktop and the desire is to turn off the prompt.

Environment

  • Tableau Desktop
  • Windows

Resolution

Option 1:

Delete environment variable HTTP_PROXY 

Option 2:

Create following batch file to launch Tableau Desktop:

@echo off
set HTTP_PROXY=
start "" "C:\Program Files\Tableau\Tableau <version>\bin\tableau.exe"
 

Cause

Using a Proxy Auto-Configuration (PAC) file to configure a proxy while environment variable HTTP_PROXY is set.
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