Supported in Tableau Server version 2019.1 and later.
Tableau Prep Conductor is licensed through Data Management, on a per Deployment basis, which is User-Based or Core-Based. A Deployment includes a licensed production Tableau Server installation and licensed non-production Tableau Server installations that support the production installation. For more information on Deployment, see the Tableau Deployment Guide(Link opens in a new window).
For more information on how Tableau Prep Conductor licensing works, see License Data Management.
When you install Tableau Server and enable Tableau Prep Conductor, using the Data Management product key, Tableau Prep Conductor is automatically enabled by default by the setup program.
For multi-node installations, by default, one instance of Tableau Prep Conductor is enabled on any node that has backgrounder installed. In the example below, Tableau Prep Conductor is enabled on node 2 and 3 where the backgrounders are also enabled, but not on node 1,4, and 5.
Below is a visual representation of that work-flow:
New Tableau Server Installations: Step 1 (New Install): Install Tableau Server with Tableau Prep Conductor
Existing Tableau Server Installations: Step 1 (Existing Install): Enable Tableau Prep Conductor
Server administrators can install Tableau Server and enable Tableau Prep Conductor.
Server-level settings can be configured by Tableau Server administrators, and site-level settings can be configured by Tableau Server and Site administrators.