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Report Server Command Prompt Utilities (SSRS)

SQL Server Reporting Services includes several command line utilities that you can use to administer a report server. These utilities are installed automatically when you install a report server.


Command file

Supported Deployment mode


RSS utility


Native mode and SharePoint mode. The SQL Server 2008 R2 release introduced SharePoint mode support.

The rs utility is a script host that you can use to perform scripted operations. Use this tool to run MicrosoftVisual Basic scripts that copy data between report server databases, publish reports, create items in a report server database, and more. To learn more about using scripts to administer a server, see Scripting Deployment and Administrative Tasks.

Powershell cmdlets

SharePoint only

For a list of the of the powershell cmdlets, see PowerShell cmdlets (Reporting Services SharePoint Mode).

Rsconfig utility


Native only

The rsconfig utility is used to configure and manage a report server connection to the report server database. You can also use it to specify a user account to use for unattended report processing. For more information, see Reporting Services Report Server (Native Mode). To learn more about connection configuration, see Configure a Report Server Database Connection (Native Mode).

Rskeymgmt Utility


Native only

The rskeymgmt utility is an encryption key management tool. You can use it to back up, apply, recreate, and delete symmetric keys. You can also use this tool to attach a report server instance to a shared report server database. Rskeymgmt can be used in database recovery operations. You can reuse an existing database in a new installation by applying a back up copy of the symmetric key. If the keys cannot be recovered, this tool provides a way to delete encrypted content that you no longer use. To learn more about key management and storage of sensitive data, see Store Encrypted Report Server Data and Configure and Manage Encryption Keys.


If you prefer to use a tool that has a graphical user interface, you can use the Reporting Services Configuration manager instead of rsconfig and rskeymgmt.

See Also


Reporting Services Configuration Manager (SSRS)

Tools (SSRS)

Reporting Services Report Server (Native Mode)