Reporting Services Log Files and Sources

A Reporting Services report server and report server environment support a variety of log destinations to record information about server operations and status. There are two basic categories of logging, execution logging and trace logging. Execution logging includes information about report execution statistics, auditing, performance diagnosis and optimization. Trace logging is information about error messages and general diagnostics.

Applies to: Reporting Services SharePoint mode | Reporting Services Native mode

The following table provides links to additional information about each log, including the log location and how to view the log contents.

Log Description
Report Server Execution Log and the ExecutionLog3 View The execution log is a SQL Server view stored in the report server database.

The report server execution log contains data about specific reports, including when a report was run, who ran it, where it was delivered, and which rendering format was used.
SharePoint trace log For report servers running in SharePoint, the SharePoint trace logs contains Reporting Services information. You can also configure Reporting Services specific information for the SharePoint Unified Logging service. For more information, see Turn on Reporting Services events for the SharePoint trace log (ULS)
Report Server Service Trace Log The service trace log contains very detailed information that is useful if you are debugging an application or investigating an issue or event.

C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSRS12.MSSQLSERVER\Reporting Services\LogFiles
Report Server HTTP Log The HTTP log file contains a record of all HTTP requests and responses handled by the Report Server Web service and Report Manager.
Windows Application Log The Microsoft Windows Application log contains information about report server events.
Windows Performance logs The Windows Performance logs contain report server performance data. You can create performance logs, and then choose counters that determine which data to collect. For more information, see Monitoring Report Server Performance.
Setup log files Log files are also created during Setup. If Setup fails or succeeds with warnings or other messages, you can examine the log files to troubleshoot the problem. For more information, see View and Read SQL Server Setup Log Files.
IIS Logs Log files created by Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS). For more information, see How to enable logging in Internet Information Services (IIS).
Video View a short video that demonstrates the use of Microsoft Power Query to view Reporting Services log files.

view a video about Power Query and SSRS logs

See Also

Reporting Services Report Server (Native Mode)
Errors and Events Reference (Reporting Services)