Supported in Tableau Server version 2019.1 and later.
Tableau Prep Conductor is licensed through the Data Management Add-on, 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 Licence the Data Management Add-on.
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.