When Tableau Desktop is installed, part of the installation is VC_redist for 2015. If VC_redist for 2017 is installed, it will not allow an earlier version of VC_redist to be installed, causing the installation of Tableau Desktop to fail.
To resolve this error, try the steps below:
1. Uninstall Visual C++ Redistributable 2017
2. Reinstall Tableau Desktop.
If you have any questions about uninstalling Visual C++ Redist 2017, let me know. I'm glad to help!
I'm a new user and trying to learn Tableau. I haven't had much success trying to install the desktop version, but I will use the online version to learn the basics. If I become a better user I will install the Desktop version and have our IT group look at uninstalling the Visual c++ Redist.
Thank you for the quick response.
We have seen this regularly installing both desktop and prep. Uninstalling the Visual C++ Redistributable 2017 is likely to render another application on the user's host unusable, do you have another potential solution?