Hey, everybody, go install Tableau Server and share data insights!

Installing Tableau Server is about as easy as it gets with server software. Still, if you're new to it, you can use someone to help you figure out what to prepare and how to go through it. And now we've got you covered.

Take a look at the brand-new Tableau Server: Everybody’s Install Guide.

Everybody’s Install Guide explains how to plan for, install, and manage a single-machine instance of Tableau Server.

We know there are a lot of Tableau Desktop champions who will get the task of deploying and managing the first Tableau Server in their company. These folks know Tableau inside and out, but they might not have the knowledge of a full-time IT person. That’s why we wrote this guide—to empower smart, motivated Tableau Desktop users who want to accelerate data-informed collaboration in their business.

But it's not just about the new administrator. We think IT professionals will also find the guide useful for quick trial deployments and to help Tableau Desktop champions through the installation process.

This guide goes beyond outlining the planning and installation options to help ensure your deployment is performant, scalable, and secure. Lessons include:

  • How to size for appropriate hardware
  • How to install and configure the essential server components
  • How to manage users
  • How to set up permissions and groups
  • How to configure and optimize for specific data sources
  • How to back up your server

And we’re not done just yet. We plan on updating the guide with a few more chapters in the coming months, including a chapter on how to hook Tableau Server into your single sign-on solution. We also plan to deliver more content in this format (we hear you, enterprise customers!), and we're eager to hear what you think about this approach.

Please give us your feedback. Each chapter of Tableau Server: Everybody’s Install Guide includes a form you can use to quickly submit your feedback. If you have guides you’d like to see or areas that we need to cover with more end-to-end focus, please submit those ideas, too. We’d love to hear from you, and we hope you like what you see.

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