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Run Server Setup

After you download the Tableau Server installation file, follow the instructions below to install the server.

  1. Double-click the installation file.

  2. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete Setup and install the application.

    The default installation path is C:\Program Files\Tableau\Tableau Server. You can choose a different location, including a different drive, either by browsing to or typing in a new path.

    Note: When you upgrade a Tableau Server that's been installed to a non-default location, you need to navigate to that non-default path during the upgrade. For details, see Upgrade Tableau Server to a Non-Default Location.

  3. After the installation completes, click Next to open the Product Key Manager window.

    If you need to support characters that are not the Latin-1 set, install the Windows Language Packs via Control Panel > Regional and Language Options. The language packs will need to be installed on the primary server as well as any worker machines.