ReportingServicesService configuration file

Applies to: ✅ SQL Server Reporting Services (2016)

The ReportingServicesService.exe.config file includes settings that configure tracing.

File location

This file could be located in either of the following paths:

\Reporting Services\Report Server\Bin  
\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services\SSRS\ReportServer\bin  

Editing guidelines

You can modify this file to rename the log file or to increase or decrease trace levels. Don't modify any of the other settings. For instructions, see Modify a Reporting Services configuration file (RSreportserver.config). For more information about trace logs, see Report server service trace log.

Example configuration

The following example shows the settings and default values found in the ReportingServicesService.exe.config file.

      <section name="RStrace" type="Microsoft.ReportingServices.Diagnostics.RSTraceSectionHandler,Microsoft.ReportingServices.Diagnostics" />  
          <add name="DefaultTraceSwitch" value="3" />  
      <add name="FileName" value="ReportServerService_" />  
      <add name="FileSizeLimitMb" value="32" />  
      <add name="KeepFilesForDays" value="14" />  
      <add name="Prefix" value="tid, time" />  
      <add name="TraceListeners" value="debugwindow, file" />  
      <add name="TraceFileMode" value="unique" />  
      <add name="Components" value="all" />  
      <alwaysFlowImpersonationPolicy enabled="true"/>  
      <assemblyBinding xmlns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:asm.v1">  
                    <assemblyIdentity name="Microsoft.ReportingServices.Interfaces"  
                        culture="neutral" />  
                    <bindingRedirect oldVersion=""  
                    <bindingRedirect oldVersion=""  
      <gcServer enabled="true" />  

Configuration settings

The following table provides information about specific settings. Settings are presented in the order in which they appear in the configuration file.

Setting Description
RStrace Specifies namespaces used for errors and tracing.
DefaultTraceSwitch Specifies the level of information that is reported to the ReportServerService trace log. Each level includes the information reported by all lower-numbered levels. Disabling tracing isn't recommended. Valid values include:

0= Disables tracing

1= Exceptions and restarts

2= Exceptions, restarts, warnings

3= Exceptions, restarts, warnings, status messages (default)

4= Verbose mode
FileName Specifies the first portion of the log file name. The value specified by Prefix completes the rest of the name. By default, the name is ReportServerService_.
FileSizeLimitMb Specifies an upper limit on trace log size. The file is measured in megabytes. Valid values are 0 to a maximum integer. The default value is 32.
KeepFilesForDays Specifies the number of days after which a trace log file is deleted. Valid values are 0 to a maximum integer. The default value is 14.
Prefix Specifies a generated value that distinguishes one log instance from another. By default, timestamp values are appended to trace log file names. This value is set to tid, time. Don't modify this setting.
TraceListeners Specifies a target for outputting trace log content. You can specify multiple targets using a comma to separate each one. Valid values include:

DebugWindow (default)

File (default)

TraceFileMode Specifies whether trace logs contain data for a 24-hour period. You should have one unique trace log for each component on each day. This value is set to Unique (default). Don't modify this value.
Components Specifies the components for which trace logs are created. The default value is all. Other valid values for this setting include the names of internal components. Don't modify this value.
Runtime Specifies configuration settings that support backward compatibility with the previous version. Runtime settings are used to redirect requests that target the previous version of Microsoft.ReportingServices.Interfaces to the new version.

All of the configuration settings in this section are described in the .NET Framework product documentation. For more information, search for "Runtime Schema Settings" on the MSDN Web site or in the .NET Framework documentation.

Reporting Services configuration files
Report server service trace log