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How to: Configure Report Server Integration in SharePoint Central Administration

If you are configuring a report server to run within a deployment of a SharePoint product, you must specify integration settings that determine the connection between the SharePoint technology instance and a Reporting Services report server:

  • You must be an administrator on the SharePoint farm to configure report server integration:

  • You must have installed the Reporting Services Add-in for SharePoint products, which provides the configuration pages and general integration.

  • You must also have a target report server that is already connected to a report server database that was created for SharePoint integrated.

  • If you are configuring Reporting Services to run within a SharePoint server farm, you must also have a SharePoint Web front-end installed on the report server computer.

The settings that you specify are stored in the configuration database. If you are configuring integration for a farm that includes several virtual servers, the settings will be used by all Web front-ends that are enabled in a SharePoint farm and that have an installation of the Reporting Services Add-in.

If you later modify the Report Server service accounts or extend a SharePoint farm to include additional applications, you must re-run the grant database access command to update the access rights in the SharePoint configuration database. For more information, see Configuring the Report Server Service Account.

For more information about the complete set of tasks, see Configuring Reporting Services for SharePoint 2010 Integration.


After you define a report server URL, use caution when modifying it later. Modifying a report server URL will disrupt the connection between the servers, affecting reports and models that are currently processing. If you change the report server URL on a production server, be sure to follow the planned downtime procedures established for your organization.

To integrate a report server with SharePoint

  1. From SharePoint Central Administration, click General Application Settings.

    In the Reporting Services section, you should see the following links:

    1. Reporting services integration

    2. Add a report server to the integration

    3. Set server defaults

    If you do not see the section or the links, the Reporting Services Add-in for SharePoint is not installed on the computer or the feature is not activated. For more information, see How to: Activate the Report Server Feature in Site Settings.

  2. Click Reporting services integration.

  3. In Report Server Web Service URL, specify the report server site that you want to use with the current SharePoint site or farm. The URL can point to a single report server instance, or it can be the virtual server name for a set of load-balanced report servers that run in a scale-out deployment.

    To get the URL, open the Reporting Services Configuration manager, connect to the report server, and click Web Service URL. Click the URL to open a browser and verify it works. It is by design that you may see a configuration error message, if you have not yet completed integration with SharePoint.

    Copy the URL and paste it into Report Server Web Service URL.

    The report server URL includes a server name and a virtual directory that you specified in the Reporting Services Configuration Manager. The following examples illustrate how a report server URL might be constructed:

    • http://your-server-name/reportserver (this example might be used if the report server is on a different computer).

    • https://your-server-name:443/reportserver.

    Do not specify https://localhost for a report server URL that is used throughout a SharePoint farm. A URL address that specifies https://localhost will not be valid for SharePoint Web front-ends that are installed on remote servers.

    If you installed the report server and the SharePoint technology instance side-by-side, check for virtual directory name conflicts. For more information about interoperability issues, see Deploying Reporting Services and Internet Information Services Side-by-Side in SQL Server Books Online.

  4. In Authentication mode, select either Windows Authentication or Trusted Account to specify whether the report server endpoint installed on the SharePoint server sends a header with a security token for an impersonated connection on the report server.

    All requests that originate from a user action on a Reporting Services application page are forwarded by the report server endpoint on the SharePoint Web application to a report server for processing. Depending on the authentication mode, the request may or may not include a SharePoint user identity token in the header.

    If the SharePoint Web application is configured for Windows Authentication and the Kerberos protocol is enabled, you can select Windows Authentication to connect through Windows integrated security. In this case, no user identity token is sent. Optionally, you can select Trusted Account to impersonate the trusted account and pass the SharePoint user information in the request header to the report server.

    For more information about server connections, see Security Overview for Reporting Services in SharePoint Integrated Mode in SQL Server Books Online.

  5. In Credentials, specify credentials which represent a member of the Administrator group on the computer that hosts the report server.

  6. In Activate the Reporting Services Feature, choose what scope you want to activate the reporting services integration feature for, either all site collections or only those you select.

  7. Click OK.

  8. The Integration Summary page is then displayed. The summary shows the results of database access, Windows group membership, and feature activation. If the Web service URL you specified is part of a Reporting Services scale-out deployment, you will see the Reporting Services Scale-out Integration section in the summary page. The scale-out section lists all the Reporting Services instances that were detected in the scale-out deployment. The list does not indicate if each instance has or has not already been integrated with SharePoint. The list is provided as a reminder of the instances you need to verify are integrated by either one of the following methods:

    • Click the Add Instance link next to the instance name.

    • On the Reporting Services Integration page click Add a Report Server to the Integration.

    Click Close when you are finished reviewing the integration summary.

To specify server defaults

  1. In the Reporting Services section, click Set server defaults.

  2. In Report History Snapshots, set a site-wide default value for the number of copies of report history to retain. The default value provides an initial setting that establishes the number of snapshots that can be stored for each report. You can specify different limits in property pages for specific reports.

  3. In Report Processing Timeout, specify whether report processing times out on the report server after a certain number of seconds. This value applies to report processing on a report server. It does not affect data processing on the database server that provides the data for your report. The report processing timer clock begins when the report is selected and ends when the report opens. The value that you specify must be sufficient to complete both data processing and report processing.

  4. In Report Processing Log, specify whether the report server generates trace logs and the number of days the log is kept. . The logs are stored on the report server computer in the folder Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL.n\ReportServer\Log folder. A new log file is started each time the service is restarted. For more information about log files, see Report Server Service Trace Log.

  5. In Enable Windows Integrated Security, specify whether a connection to a report data source can be made using the Windows security token of the user who requested the report.

  6. In Enable running Ad Hoc Reporting, specify whether users can perform ad hoc queries from a Report Builder report. Setting this option sets the EnableLoadReportDefinition property on the report server. If you clear this option, the report server will not generate click through reports for reports that use a report model as a data source.

  7. In Enable RsClientPrint ActiveX control download, specify whether users can download the client side control, which provides printing options.

  8. In Enable Report Builder Download, specify whether clients are able to see the button for downloading the report builder application.

  9. In Custom Report Builder Launch URL, Specify a custom URL when the report server does not use the default Report Builder URL. This setting is optional. If you do not specify a value, the default URL will be used, which launches Report Builder 3.0. To launch Report Builder 1.0 as a Click-Once application, enter the following value: http://<computername>/ReportServer/ReportBuilder/ReportBuilder_1_0_0_0.application.

  10. Click OK.

  11. If you are installing a single server, review the post integration information in How to: Install and Configure SharePoint Integration on a Stand-alone Server.