Report Server Installation Options

Use the Report Server Installation Options page of the Microsoft SQL Server Installation Wizard to specify options that determine how a report server instance is installed. The availability of an installation option depends on whether you are also installing a local instance of SQL Server Database Engine at the same time you are installing the report server, and whether other default values are available to use.

If Setup cannot perform a default report server configuration because one or more requirements are not met, the Installation Wizard allows only the minimal installation option; copying the files you need, but requiring you to use the Reporting Services Configuration tool to configure the report server after setup is finished.

If a Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) certificate is installed on the computer and associated with the default Web site, Setup detects the certificate and configures the report server to use SSL when connecting to other systems. If you do not have SSL installed or if Setup cannot use it, you can configure a report server manually to use SSL through the Reporting Services Configuration tool or by setting SecureConnectionLevel in the RSReportServer configuration file. For more information on how to change the SecureConnectionLevel in the configuration file, see Using Secure Web Service Methods in SQL Server Books Online.


  • Install the default configuration
    Installs a report server instance using the default values for the report server databases, service accounts, and virtual directories. When you choose this option, the report server instance is ready to use when Setup is finished. Setup creates the report server database using a local Database Engine instance, and configures a report server to use default values.

    This option is available only if the default values used in a report server installation are valid for your system. This option is recommended for developers who want to install all components locally, and for users who are evaluating the software.

    To view information about the default Settings that Setup uses, or to find out why the default configuration cannot be installed, click Details. To learn more about the default configuration, see Default Configuration for a Report Server Installation.

  • Install but do not configure the server
    Installs the report server program files, creates the report server Windows service account, and registers the report server Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) provider. This installation option is referred to as a "Files-only" installation. You can choose this option if you do not want to use the default configuration. If the default configuration cannot be installed, this is the only option available.

    After Setup completes, you must create the report server database and configure the report server before it can be used. To configure a report server and create the database, use the Reporting Services Configuration tool. For more information, see Creating a Report Server Database and Configuring a Report Server Database Connection.

See Also


Installing Reporting Services Using Setup
Default Configuration for a Report Server Installation
Selecting Reporting Services Components to Install

Other Resources

How to: Start Reporting Services Configuration
How to: Create a Report Server Database (Reporting Services Configuration)

Help and Information

Getting SQL Server 2005 Assistance