Error "Unable to complete offline activation" for Tableau Desktop when processing the activation.tlf file
Published: 13 Jul 2016 Last Modified Date: 31 Mar 2020
When attempting to process the activation.tlf file for an offline activation of Tableau Desktop, the following error may occur:
Unable to complete offline activation.
Try one of the following solutions:
Ensure that you are processing the activation.tlf file only on the computer or virtual machine which created the offline.tlq. The activation.tlf file is specific to the computer that created the offline.tlq and cannot be reused on other computers.
Attempt double-clicking the activation.tlf file with elevated (administrator) permissions.