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Q: How do I activate my Tableau Desktop license?

Please note that Tableau licenses are quite expensive and IS&T has a limited number.

  • If you find that you no longer are in need of the license please respond to your licensing email and let us know that we can reassign it
  • Your license will be reassigned if it is not installed within 30 days


  1. Open Tableau Desktop.
  2. Go to Help > Manage Product Keys...
  3. Click Activate.
  4. Enter your product key and click Activate.
  5. In the Registration dialog, enter your name, "MIT" as your organization, and your MIT email address, and then click Register.
  6. After registration is successful, click Continue.
  7. Close the Manage Product Keys dialog.

How many machines can I install Tableau on?

Moving to new machine

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June 18, 2018

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  1. Dec 23, 2015

    When I did this on my Mac, it asked me to close Tableau and open it again for the license registration to take effect.

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