Since Tableau is running as a service, it'll automatically startup when the server is rebooted. You can verify the StartupType is Automatic.
To add some information,
1. By default, "Tableau Server Application Manager (tabsvc)" service will start automatically.
2. It seems that you've found tabadmin commands : autostart
It's the command to change if tabsvc's auto start behavior, the default is on, as mentioned in 1.
3. I suggest change autostart behavior via tabadmin, and change Log On account via Tableau Server Configuration, instead of modify them directly in Services.
Thanks for your response Lei. May I know what happens if I change the other services to Run as user accounts(domainname/username) instead of Local system/local service
Trinadha K wrote:
May I know what happens if I change the other services to Run as user accounts(domainname/username) instead of Local system/local service
By "the other services", do you mean the following three?
FLEXnet Licensing Service
Tableau Server License Manager
In general, if your Active Directory account can do everything (I mean access right) that the service accounts can do, the services are supposed to run normally with the Active Directory account. Meanwhile, if your Active Directory account has more rights than the service accounts, there might be security issues.
For your reference, according to Choosing the Service Account
This a predefined local account that has administrator rights on the local computer. A service that is running in the security context of the Local System account presents the local computer's credentials to remote servers. A service that is running in the security context of the Local System account cannot establish an authenticated session because the Local System account does not belong to the Everyone group in the domain. As a result, a service that uses this account can only access network resources by using a null session.LocalService
This is a predefined local account that has authenticated user rights on the local computer. A service that is running in the security context of the LocalService account presents anonymous credentials to remote servers. As a result, a service that uses this account can only access network resources that permit anonymous access.
Trinhda - Just curious, why would you want to change which account the services run on? What are you trying to accomplish?
As Gary and Lei mentioned before, services will start automatically by default unless changed with tabadmin autostart.