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Upgrade Tableau Server Overview

Tableau Server on Windows now includes Tableau Services Manager (TSM), which replaces the Configuration Utility and the command line tool. If you need help for an earlier version of Tableau Server, see the Tableau Help page.

The articles in this section help you upgrade and existing installation of Tableau Server on Windows. They describe the recommended steps of planning and testing before actually performing the upgrade. There's information about best practices, and when you're ready to actually perform your upgrade, steps for upgrading a single node server and a multi-node installation. Where possible, we call out possible pitfalls and help you to avoid these.

Important: Your upgrade steps depend on which version you are upgrading from. When you are ready to actually upgrade, be sure you follow the procedure that applies to your installation:

- Upgrading from version 2018.1 or earlier: Upgrading from Tableau Server on Windows version 2018.1 or earlier requires special steps. If you are upgrading from Tableau Server on Windows version 2018.1 or earlier to Tableau Server on Windows version 2018.2 or later, follow the instructions in Upgrade from Tableau Server 2018.1 or earlier to Tableau Server with TSM.

- Upgrading from version 2018.2 or later: If you are upgrading from Tableau Server on Windows version 2018.2 or later, follow the instructions in Upgrade Tableau Server. Do not follow the steps for a pre-TSM to TSM upgrade.