Did you install on in a custom location, not the default? If so, is security on the folders correct (Properties >> Security tab).
Are there any other settings changes you've made that are not default?
Worst case scenario that I can think of is you uninstall Server, delete all directories and existence of Tableau (except for your backup files), and do a fresh install.
Tableau Server is new to this machine. Therefor I have no backups to preserve. Tableau Desktop was installed several months before.
After each failed installation I removed the "Tableau Server" folder to be sure to have a fresh install.
The last time I tried I gave "Everyone - Full Control" to the "Tableau Server" folder before installation.
The installation is of the easy type: Enter, Enter, Enter, Finish. The only customizations are:
Installation folder: D:\Site_Programs\Tableau Server
User Authentication: Active Directory
Default ip-port stays 80. Open port in firewall. Do not include sample data.
Server Run As User: NT AUTHORITY\NetworkService
License Server says I still have a 13 days trial license.
Good info, thanks. We need this sort of detail. I believe you need to use a valid Run As User account. If you're just testing then using your own Active Directory (AD) account is fine. Be sure to read the entire "Run As User" section.
When I configured the services to use my Admin-account it started working and I could enter the final step: creating the first account.
My other Tableau Server runs in another Active Directory domain and has no problem using the default "NT AUTHORITY\NetworkService". I think the domain admins of the current domain restricted access to AD. I will request a service account and reconfigure TS.
Thanks for helping me out!!