In a Sitecore environment, Sitecore 8.2 update 4, the analytics buttons in the launch pad are hidden. This is what I would expect if analytics were disabled (Xdb.Enabled = false) but analytics are enabled.
Then I thought maybe Sitecore couldn't reach Mongo, so I took a different environment where analytics works, I changed the Mongo connection strings to something that was no good, but the analytics buttons are still visible.
Also, the user I am logged in as is an Administrator, so I dont think its a permissions problem.
What else would cause these buttons to be hidden?