32-bit Upgrade Resources
Learn more about important changes to operating system requirements for Tableau Desktop, Tableau Reader, and Tableau Public.
Starting with Tableau version 10.5, new versions of Tableau will only run on 64-bit operating systems. Our upcoming summer release, Tableau 10.4, will be the last version of Tableau Desktop, Tableau Reader, and Tableau Public to support 32-bit Windows operating systems. By focusing on 64-bit operating systems, we can deliver new product innovation faster and create experiences that better leverage modern hardware.
This change does not impact users who access Tableau Server, Tableau Online, or Tableau Public via a browser; or Tableau Desktop, Tableau Reader, or Tableau Public for Mac.
We encourage impacted 32-bit users to upgrade to 64-bit operating systems to take advantage of future Tableau features and more powerful processing. If you are on a subscription plan or have a valid maintenance contract, you can upgrade to the current 64-bit version of Tableau Desktop at no additional charge.
For users staying on 32-bit operating systems, you can remain on Tableau version 10.4; we will continue to offer maintenance releases for our 32-bit products—which include bug fixes and security and driver updates—through our standard 30-month support period.
Please submit a support request if you have any questions or concerns.
This change does not impact Tableau Desktop for Mac, or if you access Tableau Server, Tableau Online, or Tableau Public through a browser. See the below table for details on impacted products.
10.5 and later
|Windows 32-bit Desktop|
|Windows 64-bit Desktop|
32-bit Tableau Desktop / Tableau Server
If you are able to upgrade Tableau Desktop users who publish, we recommend a hybrid environment:
10.5 and later
|Publish workbooks and data sources|
|Open downloaded workbooks|
|Connect to published extracts|
If upgrading to a 64-bit operating system isn't feasible:
32-bit Tableau Desktop only
32-bit Tableau Desktop / Tableau Online
Tableau Online is always upgraded to the latest version.
32-bit Tableau Reader
If you have 32-bit Reader users, Desktop authors creating workbooks for their consumption will need to remain on the matching Tableau Desktop version.
32-bit Tableau Public
The Tableau Public platform is always upgraded to the latest version.
Our web authoring capabilities keep getting better and better. Today, most authoring tasks can be accomplished through the web and we add more capabilities every quarter. If your organizations cannot upgrade to a 64-bit version of Tableau Desktop, consider moving to a browser based work flow.
Additionally, you can deploy Tableau Desktop through an application virtualization platform. With application virtualization, Tableau Desktop is run through a centralized resource and deployed to end users through a browser or thin client which is compatible with 32-bit operating systems. Tableau Desktop supports the following application virtualization platforms:
- Citrix environments (non-streaming)
- Microsoft Hyper-V
- Microsoft Azure
- Amazon EC2
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