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The Report Services Instance could not be found

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  • I am trying to open Sql Server 2008 Management Studio Reporting Services on a Windows Server 2008 server, but getting an error stating that a Report Services Instance could not be found . I tried configuring it in Reporting Services Configuration Manager , and finding the following:

    1) In Web Service URL , there is an "!" icon with a message stating that: "Report Server Web Service is not configured. Default values have been provided to you. To accept these defaults simply press the Apply button, else change them and then press Apply. " Selecting Apply simply refreshes the same message... it does not go away. The Results message states:

    • Reserving url http://+:80 (checked)
    • The Url has already been reserved.

    2) In Report Manager URL , there is an "!" icon stating that I need to "Configure Web Service Url before the Report Manager Virtual Directory," which I am assuming will be possible once I figure out why Web Service URL can't be configured.

    All of the SQL Services are running, and can be start/stopped, including the Report Service. Not sure where the Url has been reserved... (this is an uninstall/reinstall of SQL Server). Is this a registry entry that perhaps is an artifact in the registry?

    Monday, August 09, 2010 5:30 PM

Answers

  • Hi,

    The total issue might be caused because the reporting services is not configured properly. Which account is specified for the Service Account? By default, it should be NetWork Service. Then, configure the URLs.  See http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms156305.aspx for more details about reporting services configuration tool.

    thanks,
    Jerry

    • Marked as answer by Bill2010 Wednesday, August 11, 2010 1:47 AM
    Tuesday, August 10, 2010 6:41 AM

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  • Hi,

    The total issue might be caused because the reporting services is not configured properly. Which account is specified for the Service Account? By default, it should be NetWork Service. Then, configure the URLs.  See http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms156305.aspx for more details about reporting services configuration tool.

    thanks,
    Jerry

    • Marked as answer by Bill2010 Wednesday, August 11, 2010 1:47 AM
    Tuesday, August 10, 2010 6:41 AM
  • How do you mark Jerry Nee post as answer, could you post the details. I have the exact same issue after uninstall/reinstall sql server 2008 instance, all services or just reporting services. Service Account is network service. then configure first the report server web services by selecting Apply, the "!" icon would not go away and the url link would not be activated. I even dropped the reporting database and created new database, deleted the msrs10.mssqlserver folder before reinstall. I know the reporting service is not configured properly, actually NOT able to configued.

    Friday, August 20, 2010 7:30 PM