Tableau Reader Silent Install (How-To Guide)

Tableau Reader is a free desktop application that you can use to open and interact with data visualizations built in Tableau Desktop. This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to perform a silent installation of Tableau Reader from the command line using the EXE installer.

How to Install Tableau Reader Silently

Tableau Reader Silent Install (EXE)

  1. Navigate to:
  2. Download the TableauReader-64bit-20xx-x-x.exe to a folder created at (C:\Downloads)
  3. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  4. Navigate to the C:\Downloads folder
  5. Enter the following command:
    • TableauReader-64bit-20xx-x-x.exe /install /quiet /norestart ACCEPTEULA=1
  6. Press Enter

After a few moments you should see the Tableau Reader Desktop Shortcut appear. You will also find entries in the Start Menu, Installation Directory, and Programs and Features in the Control Panel.

Software Title:Tableau Reader
Vendor:Tableau Software, LLC
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:TableauReader-64bit-20xx-x-x.exe /install /quiet /norestart ACCEPTEULA=1
Silent Uninstall Switch:TableauReader-64bit-20xx-x-x.exe /uninstall /quiet /norestart
Repair Command:TableauReader-64bit-20xx-x-x.exe /repair /quiet /norestart
Download Link:
PowerShell Script:

The information above provides a quick overview of the software title, vendor, silent install, and silent uninstall switches. The download links provided take you directly to the vendors website. Continue reading if you are interested in additional details and configurations.

Additional Configurations

Create a Tableau Reader Installation Log File

The Tableau Reader installer offers the option to generate a log file during installation to assist with troubleshooting should any problems arise. You can use the following commands to create a verbose log file with details about the installation.

Tableau Reader Silent Install (EXE) with Logging

TableauReader-64bit-20xx-x-x.exe /install /quiet /norestart /log "%WINDIR%\Temp\TableauReader-Install.log" ACCEPTEULA=1

Change the Tableau Reader Default Installation Directory

You can change the default installation directory by using the following command line parameters. In this example, I’m installing Tableau Reader to “C:\Tableau\Tableau Reader”

TableauReader-64bit-20xx-x-x.exe /install /quiet /norestart ACCEPTEULA=1 INSTALLDIR="C:\Tableau\Tableau Reader"

Exclude Tableau Reader Shortcut During Install

The Tableau Reader installer creates a desktop shortcut by default. If you don’t want the desktop shortcut, then you can run the following command line switches to exclude it.

Tableau Reader Silent Install (EXE) with No Desktop Shortcut

TableauReader-64bit-20xx-x-x.exe /install /quiet /norestart ACCEPTEULA=1 DESKTOPSHORTCUT=0

Disable Tableau Reader Auto Update Check

Tableau Reader Silent Install (EXE) with Auto Updates Disabled

TableauReader-64bit-20xx-x-x.exe /install /quiet /norestart ACCEPTEULA=1 AUTOUPDATE=0

Disable Tableau Reader Telemetry

Tableau collects data that helps them learn how their products are being used so they can improve existing features and develop new ones. If you don’t want to participate in this option, you can opt out during the install by running the following command line switches.

Tableau Reader Silent Install with Telemetry Disabled

TableauReader-64bit-20xx-x-x.exe /install /quiet /norestart ACCEPTEULA=1 SENDTELEMETRY=0

How to Uninstall Tableau Reader Silently

Check out the Tableau Reader Install and Uninstall (PowerShell) post for a scripted solution.

  1. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  2. Enter the following command:

Tableau Reader Silent Uninstall (EXE)

TableauReader-64bit-20xx-x-x.exe /uninstall /quiet /norestart

Always make sure to test everything in a development environment prior to implementing anything into production. The information in this article is provided “As Is” without warranty of any kind.

Jason Bergner

I am an accomplished Software Engineer at Patch My PC, leveraging more than 18 years of hands-on experience in Configuration Manager administration and application packaging. I am driven by a genuine passion for solving complex problems and consistently strive to discover innovative and effective solutions. Sharing my extensive knowledge of application deployments is a true joy for me, and I am honored to contribute to the community here at Silent Install HQ.

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