Unable to Access Tableau Bridge (Sync Client) in 32-bit Tableau Desktop

Published: 21 May 2015
Last Modified Date: 08 Jun 2022


In Tableau Desktop 32-bit, the option to Start Tableau Bridge (Sync Client) is missing from the Server menu.


32-bit Tableau Desktop 9.0.1 and later versions


Option 1

Beginning with the 2018.2 release, you can install Tableau Bridge separately from Tableau Desktop. For more information about Tableau Bridge requirements, compatibility with previous version of Tableau Desktop, and Tableau Bridge client installation, see Install Tableau Bridge.

Option 2

If you are unable to upgrade to 2018.2 or a later version. Ensure to upgrade to the 64-bit version of Tableau Desktop. For more information, see Upgrade Tableau Desktop.


Tableau Bridge is available only with the 64-bit version of Windows.

Additional Information

 Beginning with version 9.0.1, The Tableau Cloud sync client is only available with the 64-bit version of Tableau Desktop on Windows. Starting with Tableau Desktop 10.4 Sync Client was renamed Tableau Bridge.

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