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?
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It is related to Microsoft Visual C++ 2017 Redistributables. 2015 does not allow 2017 to exist during installation. It is either because you installed Visual Studio beforehand or so.
1. Uninstall the Microsoft Visual C++ 2017 Redistributable (x86) and (x64)
2. Try installation,
3. then reinstall the Microsoft Visual C++ 2017 Redistributable (x86) and (x64).
You may not able to find where to download and reinstall those so here are the direct links:
This is really unfortunate. I'm not going to frack up my development PC for this trial.
@Tableau - please test & provide a trial that installs on:
Office 2016 64-bit
SQL Server 2017
All 64-bit. Please email me when ready to try again.
Thanks Mehmet! I followed these instructions step by step and everything is working great.