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Activating the Product Key for Tableau Server

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Last Modified Date: 06 Jan 2014
After downloading and installing Tableau Server, you must activate the product key.  To activate a product key, you complete the following procedures:
  • Load the key into Tableau Server
  • Register the key if needed
  • Restart Tableau Server

Load the key into Tableau Server

First you must inform Tableau Server about your new key. You should not need to modify any of your previous keys.

Note: Occasionally when purchasing additional resources for your license, you will need to deactivate the original key. If you must deactivate a previous key, Tableau will inform you when you are given the new key.

Step 1

Select Start > All Programs > Tableau Server <version> > Manage Product Keys.

Step 2

Click the Activate button.

Step 3

Enter the product key and click Activate. Then click Close.

Register the license key

After the license key is added, Tableau may require registration. This opens a window with specific fields to be completed by you after the key is activated. Please complete the fields as completely as possible.

If the window is closed before you complete registration, you may be required to complete this form before you run Tableau Server. Complete the following steps to access the form again and complete registration.

Step 1

Select Start > All Programs > Tableau Server <version> > Manage Product Keys.

Step 2

Complete the form to register your key, and then click Close.

Restart Tableau Server

To ensure all services used by Tableau Server are aware of the license change, you must restart Tableau Server.

Step 1

Select Start > All Programs > Tableau Server <version> > Stop Tableau Server.

Step 2

Select Start > All Programs > Tableau Server <version> > Start Tableau Server.

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