This topic summarizes the approaches that you can use to configure Reporting Services. It also includes a list of topics that explain how to configure specific components, features, or server capabilities. To configure Reporting Services, you can:
Use the Reporting Services Configuration Manager. Many of the topics in this section contain information about how to configure specific features through this tool.
Use Management Studio to customize server properties, enable My Reports, enable trace logs, and set site-wide defaults. For more information about site settings, see Reporting Services Report Server (Native Mode) for Management Studio. Note that you can create and run script that sets server properties programmatically. For more information, see Script Deployment and Administrative Tasks and Report Server System Properties.
Use Report Manager to grant permissions to access the report server. Permissions are conveyed through role assignments that you define for each user or group account. For more information, see Roles and Permissions (Reporting Services).
Optionally, modify configuration files to change application settings. For more information about each file and guidelines for modifying them, see Reporting Services Configuration Files.
In This Section
Configure Report Server URLs (SSRS Configuration Manager)
Describes how to define the URLs used to access the report server and Report Manager.
Configure the Report Server Service Account (SSRS Configuration Manager)
Provides recommendations and steps on how to modify service account and password.
Create a Report Server Database (SSRS Configuration Manager)
Describes how to create a report server database, required for storing server metadata and objects.
Configure a Report Server Database Connection (SSRS Configuration Manager)
Describes how to modify the connection string used by the report server to connect to the report server database.
Configure a Report Server for E-Mail Delivery (SSRS Configuration Manager)
Describes how to configure a report server to support e-mail report distribution.
Configure the Unattended Execution Account (SSRS Configuration Manager)
Describes how to configure a user account to process reports in unattended mode.
Configure Report Builder Access
Reporting Services Configuration Files
Reporting Services Configuration Manager (Native Mode)
Reporting Services Security and Protection
Reporting Services Report Server (Native Mode)