Admin overview, Power BI Report Server

This article is the administration overview of Power BI Report Server, an on-premises location for storing and managing your Power BI, mobile, and paginated reports. This article introduces concepts of planning, deploying, and managing your Power BI Report Server, with links to more information.

Screenshot of Power B I Report Server showing sign in options.

Installing and migration

You need to install Power BI Report Server to start using it. We have articles that explain how to handle this task.

Before you start to install, upgrade, or migrate to Power BI Report Server, take a look at the system requirements for the report server.


If you are deploying a new Power BI Report Server, you use the following document to help you.

Install Power BI Report Server


There is no in-place upgrade for SQL Server Reporting Services. If you have an existing SQL Server Reporting Services instance that you want to make a Power BI Report Server, you need to migrate it. You may want to perform a migration for other reasons as well. Review the migration document for more details.

Migrate a report server installation

Configuring your report server

You have many options when configuring your report server. Will you use SSL? Are you configuring an email server? Do you want to integrate with the Power BI service to pin visualizations?

The majority of your configuration will occur within the Report Server Configuration Manager. Check out the configuration manager documentation for more details.


Security and protection are important to every organization. You can learn about authentication, authorization, roles, and permissions over in the security documentation.

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