Install Switches for Tableau Server

You can use the following installer switches when installing Tableau Server on Windows from the command line:

Switch Description Comments
/SILENT Install/Upgrade: Run Setup in unattended, feedback mode. Dialog boxes and UI are displayed but you cannot interact with them. Tableau Server does not start automatically when installed in silent mode. To start Tableau Server, use tsm start.

Note: Use either /SILENT or /VERYSILENT, not both.

/VERYSILENT Install/Upgrade: Run Setup in unattended, fully silent mode. No dialog boxes or UI are displayed. Tableau Server does not start automatically when installed in silent mode. To start Tableau Server, use tsm start.

Note: Use either /SILENT or /VERYSILENT, not both.

/SUPPRESSMSGBOXES Install/Upgrade: Run Setup with any operating system message boxes suppressed. The default action for the suppressed message box is taken. Any errors related the operating system would normally display are hidden. For example, if an install switch is mis-typed, the error would not display.
/LOG Install/Upgrade: Specify the location of the install log file. If no file location is specified, the log file is written to the user's TEMP folder. The log file is overwritten on each install. Check this log file for errors after installation. Example: <Setup file> /SILENT /ACCEPTEULA /LOG="path\filename"
/DIR Install/Upgrade: Specify a non-default install location. Specifies the location to install server. If not used, Tableau Server is installed to C:\Program Files\Tableau\Tableau Server Example: <Setup file> /VERYSILENT /ACCEPTEULA /DIR="D:\Tableau\Tableau Server"
/DATADIR Optional. The location where the Tableau Server software configuration and data are stored. If you don't provide a path, the default directory C:\ProgramData\Tableau is used for the configuration and data files. Example: C:\ProgramData\Tableau\Tableau Server\data
/ACCEPTEULA Required for silent install on both initial and additional nodes. Install/Upgrade: Accept the End User License Agreement (EULA). If not included when using /SILENT or /VERYSILENT, Setup fails silently.
/BOOTSTRAPFILE Required when adding a node to a cluster. The bootstrap file contains the configuration used by additional nodes.  
/CONTROLLERPORT Optional. The port on which the Tableau Services Manager (TSM) Controller should run.  
/VERSIONFILE Optional. Writes the version to the file path specified so you can later find the cli (since tsm is located in <InstallDir>\packages\bin.<version>\tsm.cmd).  
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