SSRS and Windows Authentication

serhio 96 Reputation points

I try to build the simplest report with SSRS via core application.

The core application has windows authentication, and I would like that any domain identified user could generate a report.

I downloaded the latest to day SSRS version, installed it but then lost in configuration.

('PP-09...' is the machine name taken by default by the SSRS wizard):

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here, I don't know what account to put, I let as is the default built-in.

It ask me for encryption key backup... I am new in this, don't really understand what for, I created a new folder and saved there an encryption key, provided a strong password, and then it completed the task:

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however, when I try to access the /reportServer page I see

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also acceeding http://localhost/reports/ does not really work

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SQL Server Reporting Services
SQL Server Reporting Services
A SQL Server technology that supports the creation, management, and delivery of both traditional, paper-oriented reports and interactive, web-based reports.
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  1. serhio 96 Reputation points

    normally I use Chrome, but this time, as you can see from screens there is IE (in admin mode) I could not have access to the "Manage" anything, even as admin.

    So I needed to change the account as "Network Service" (from the "built-in" one). I have no idea why that restricted me the access.

    For anyone wondering how I resolved the problem, please see more details here

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  1. Joyzhao-MSFT 15,566 Reputation points

    Hi @serhio ,
    You need to set permissions within SSRS in two places to give yourself initial access. The set-up program only gives access to Builtin\Administrators, to gain access in order to do this you need to right click you browser link and choose Run as administrator.

    1. Run internet explorer as Administrator
      1. Open the report Manager URL, this time you should get in
      2. Go to Site Settings in the top right
      3. Click Security then New Role Assignment
      4. Enter your domain\username and select System Administrator, click ok
      5. Add other users as necessary
      6. Click home, Folder Settings, then New Role Assignment
      7. Enter your domain\username and select Content Manager, click ok
      8. Add other users as necessary
      9. Re-open internet explorer (non-admin) and recheck the url.

    Hope this helps.
    Best Regards,

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  2. Olaf Helper 42,386 Reputation points

    I don't see in your post that you setup the ReportServer database, what is mandatory to get SSRS running.
    Have you a database engine installed & running? Have you setup SSRS database successful?

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