Also, you can test with a new version of desktop without upgrading Tableau Server if you like. Tableau version installations are independent and you may run 9.3 side by side on the same pc with the same license with version 10.3 if you would like to test differences.
Have the same issue except in reverse. Our default cluster setting uses mr and I want to use tez as the execution engine for BI reporting. Cannot change the default cluster setting because of other dependencies.
The response to the original message doesn't provide any direction on how to resolve this. Either the connector/driver UI needs to provide an input for setting server side properties similar to the ODBC driver configuration under Advanced Properties or the properties should be settable via the Initial SQL UI. The latter doesn't work as noted by the original poster.
Using the generic ODBC driver takes too long to bring up metadata for creating the TDS. We cannot use Tableau as a BI solution without being able to pass server-side properties.