Results 1 to 7 of 7
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Location
    Burbank & Santa Cruz de la Sierra
    Posts
    3,716

    Unanswered: Need a quick answer about Reporting Services in SQL Server 2005?

    Hi all,

    I apologize in advance for the lack of homework before posting, but I am just looking for a quick answer, or a quick point in the right direction to figure this out.

    I have a developer from an adjacent team that wants to use Reporting Services in a SQL Server 2005 installation.

    From what I found online during what I thought was a definitive search yesterday, I gave him the MSDN SQL Server 2005 DVD and told him that Reporting Services is now part of the standard installation. Which is what my brief search yesterday indicated to me.

    He did the installation (full, according to him) and said he could not find Reporting Services.

    So, the quick question is...

    Where is Reporting Services in SQL Server 2005? I don't have a separate MSDN DVD that contains it as was the case on SQL Server 2000. This further supports my (wavering) position that it is part of the standard installation.

    Thoughts? Direction? Collective kicks in the posterior?

    Thanks!
    aka "Paul"
    Non est ei similis.

    I just read "100 Things To Do Before You Die". I was surprised that "Yell for help!!" wasn't one of them

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Location
    Massachusetts
    Posts
    5,800
    Provided Answers: 11
    Check services for "SQL Server Reporting Services (instancename)" to see if it is installed AND running. One thing is you can defer the configuration of Reporting Services until after the install. The default is to have the installation do it for you, which your neighbor may have done. If so, check http://hiscomputer/reports to see if anything is there. Oh, and he DID have IIS installed on his machine beforehand, right? It is sort of a requirement.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Location
    Burbank & Santa Cruz de la Sierra
    Posts
    3,716
    Thanks very much for the info, Mr. C!!! I do appreciate it. I assume he has IIS set up, but I will check with him and pass on your other suggestions!

    I am just glad to know that I didn't mis-interpret the stuff I found online yesterday, and that I am not then required to go tell him "oh, sorry, I was wrong about it being a part of the standard installation".

    I have not yet graduated in my department to the use and care of 2005, but since I am the keeper of the MSDN disks, of course the minions that have actually been allowed to move on to 2005 assume I know all, and see all.

    Thanks again very much! I hate asking questions like that when google would probably tell me the answer (feels too much like asking a homework problem), but today is a crazy day on the farm and I just don't have the time today.
    aka "Paul"
    Non est ei similis.

    I just read "100 Things To Do Before You Die". I was surprised that "Yell for help!!" wasn't one of them

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Location
    Massachusetts
    Posts
    5,800
    Provided Answers: 11
    Quote Originally Posted by TallCowboy0614
    ...the minions that have actually been allowed to move on to 2005 assume I know all, and see all.
    You have access to this site, and SQLTeam. That makes you better than omniscient ;-).

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Location
    Burbank & Santa Cruz de la Sierra
    Posts
    3,716
    Yes, true dat.

    And that's why when I forwarded your suggestions to Dude, I simply said "this was posted on a database board in response to my query". Purposely keeping the name of the board hidden safely away in my toolkit.

    Knowledge is power, you know.

    I would be in good shape if belly fat was also power.
    aka "Paul"
    Non est ei similis.

    I just read "100 Things To Do Before You Die". I was surprised that "Yell for help!!" wasn't one of them

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    In a large office with bad lighting
    Posts
    1,040
    If he brings up Management Studio (gosh how I hate that thing) and selects Reporting Services instead of Database Engine, he will find it.

    -- This is all just a Figment of my Imagination --

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Location
    Burbank & Santa Cruz de la Sierra
    Posts
    3,716
    Thanks Tom...info forwarded on to him. Hopefully that will do it for him and I can get back to the fires at hand.
    aka "Paul"
    Non est ei similis.

    I just read "100 Things To Do Before You Die". I was surprised that "Yell for help!!" wasn't one of them

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •