ReencryptSecureInformation Method (WMI MSReportServer_ConfigurationSetting)

Generates a new encryption key and re-encrypts all secure information in the catalog using this new key.


Public Sub ReencryptSecureInformation(ByRef HRESULT as Int32, ByRef ExtendedErrors() As String)
public void ReencryptSecureInformation (out Int32 HRESULT, out string[] ExtendedErrors);


    [out] Value indicating whether the call succeeded or failed.

  • ExtendedErrors[]
    [out] A string array containing additional errors returned by the call.

Return Value

Returns an HRESULT indicating success or failure of the method call. A value of 0 indicates that the method call was successful. A non-zero value indicates that an error has occurred.


The ReencryptSecureInformation method allows the administrator to replace the existing encryption key with a new key.

When this method is invoked, the report server generates a new encryption key and iterates through all encrypted content to re-encrypt it with the new encryption key.

Delivery extensions can store secured information in their delivery settings structures. When ReencryptSecureInformation is called, the report server loads each subscription and the corresponding delivery extension to re-encrypt information stored in the associated settings.

If this method is run on a computer in a scale-out deployment, each computer in the scale-out deployment will need to be initialized again.


Namespace: root\Microsoft\SqlServer\ReportServer\RS_<EncodedInstanceName>\v10\Admin

Platform: Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition; Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition; Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition; Windows Vista; Windows XP Professional with Service Pack 2 (SP2) or Service Pack 1 (SP1); or Windows 2000 (all versions)