Run Server Setup
After you download the Tableau Server installation file, follow the instructions below to install the server.
Important: Do not install the beta version of Tableau Server in your production environment. You should also never restore a production Tableau Server installation using a backup of a beta version.
Double-click the installation file.
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.
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.