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.

Name Command file Supported Deployment mode Description
RSS utility rs.exe Native mode and SharePoint mode. The SQL Server 2008 R2 (10.50.x) 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 Microsoft Visual 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 Script deployment and administrative tasks.
PowerShell cmdlets SharePoint only For a list of the PowerShell cmdlets, see PowerShell cmdlets for Reporting Services SharePoint mode.
Rsconfig utility rsconfig.exe 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 (Report Server Configuration Manager).
Rskeymgmt Utility rskeymgmt.exe 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 backup copy of the symmetric key. If the keys can't 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 (Report Server Configuration Manager) and Configure and manage encryption keys (Report Server Configuration Manager).


If you prefer to use a tool that has a graphical user interface, you can use the Report Server Configuration Manager instead of rsconfig and rskeymgmt.

Report Server Configuration Manager (native mode)
Reporting Services tools
Reporting Services report server (native mode)