How to: Start Report Manager

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Report Manager is an ASP.NET application that you can use to manage content and operations on a report server instance. To start Report Manager, you must type the Report Manager URL. The Report Manager URL is defined in the Reporting Services Configuration tool. If you are not sure what the URL address is for Report Manager, start the Report Services Configuration tool and open the Report Manager URL page.

On a new installation, only local administrators have sufficient permissions to work with content and settings. To grant permissions to other users, a local administrator must create role assignments that provide access to the report server. The application pages and tasks that a user can subsequently access will depend on the role assignments for that user. For more information, see How to: Grant User Access to a Report Server (Report Manager).


If you are using Windows Vista or Windows Server 2008, you must configure Report Manager for local administration. For more information, see How to: Configure a Report Server for Local Administration on Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008.

To start Report Manager from a browser

  1. Open Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 or later.

  2. In the address bar of the Web browser, type the Report Manager URL. By default, the URL is http://<ComputerName>/reports. The report server might be configured to use a specific port. For example, http:// <ComputerName>:80/reports or http:// <ComputerName>:8080/reports.

See Also


How to: Configure a URL (Reporting Services Configuration)
How to: Configure Report Manager


Administration: How-to Topics (Reporting Services)
Configuring Report Server URLs

Other Resources

Report Manager
Planning for Browser Support

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