Install Configure And Troubleshooting Sql Server Reporting Services

In this post i'm explaining how to Install Configure And Troubleshoot Sql Server Reporting Services.

System Requirements

1. Windows Server 2003 / Windows 2000 Server/ Windows vista / Windows XP/ Windows Server 2008
2. IIS 5.0 or later is required for Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Reporting Services (SSRS) installations.
3. ASP.NET 2.0 is required for Reporting Services. When installing Reporting Services, SQL Server Setup will enable ASP.NET if it is not already enabled.
4. SQL server 2005 with SP1(In case you need to reinstall reporting services its advised to reinstall full SQL server rather then just reporting services).
5. SQL Server Setup requires Microsoft Windows Installer 3.1 or later and Microsoft Data Access Components (MDAC) 2.8 SP1 or later. You can download MDAC 2.8 SP1 from this Microsoft Web site.


Follow the steps mentioned in the link below

Run the Reporting Services Configuration tool, connect to the report server instance you've installed, and review the status indicator for each setting to verify that it is configured.

Configuring and troubleshooting reporting services

In browser window type http://localhost/reportserver (http://-computer name-/ReportServer-instance name-).
You can also go and try running report server directly through IIS.

First of all , go to start menu > run , type inetmgr to open IIS Manager
Now click on Web sites > Default Web Site > right click on Reports (Your report directory ) [in my case it's Reports$SQLExpress] ,and select properties

In properties window , go to Directory security tab > Authentication and access control > click on Edit

here Check the checkox saying enable anonymous access > copy the User name from the user name box , which should be entered automatically

And Uncheck it Again , don't apply anything for now , i mean don't allow anonymous access

open browser and type http://localhost/ReportServer or whatever is ur report server url , in my case it's http://localhost/ReportServer$SQLExpress,

login by giving username and password

You should see this window having two tabs , Contents , properties

click on properties tab, Now click on new role assignment

In the Group or user name Text box paste the user name u copied from iis manager , assign whatever roles u want to give

only Content Manager role will do as well

Click on Ok to finish this

Now Again open IIS Manager , and go to properties window of your ReportServer directory

Now Check the CheckBox saying allow anonymous access

Click on apply and this will resolve your issues

Good luck

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Unknown said...

I use a different software for SQL Reporting Services run by our system. I have serious concerns with IIS and its MS variations.

Anonymous said...

I have serious concerns with IIS and its MS variations ... Don't you just love the generic scare tactic ... I've been an IIS user for more that n 10 years ... not even one problem.

Anonymous said...

open sql manager
and connect to sql report service
add new user name it to the usert that apper in the error page

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