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http://localhost/Reports/Pages/Folder.aspx

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  • I am looking at people within the domain to be able to access the report. I tried to create custom web site with the host header name eg. www.example.com and updated in RSWebApplication.config file. However still not able to view via http://www.example.com/reports

    Not sure where am i missing in the 2005 Reporting Services Configuration? Kindly advise.


    You dont need to modify IIS header nor RSWeb config. The default will just listen to any connection.

    You need to do is make sure in your current domain DNS server, put a  A record (host record) pointing www.example.com to your IP address.

    If you dont have an DNS server, you will have to modify everyone who want to access your report local hosts file like what you've done with your local workstation.

    Just remember for other workstation, you should point www.example.com to your workstation private IP not 127.0.0.1


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    • Marked as answer by ngs5 Wednesday, March 09, 2011 8:03 AM
    Tuesday, March 08, 2011 9:59 AM

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  • Assuming you are using 2008 or 2008 R2, use the Reporting Services Configuration Manager, then choose either the Report Manager URL or Web Service URL. Click Advanced and enter one or more host headers. Make your DNS entries into your environment accordingly and you're all set. 
    • Proposed as answer by Tony ChainModerator Monday, January 24, 2011 5:15 AM
    • Marked as answer by Tony ChainModerator Thursday, January 27, 2011 12:54 AM
    • Unmarked as answer by ngs5 Monday, March 07, 2011 11:03 AM
    Thursday, January 20, 2011 7:53 AM
  • I am using 2005, is it possible to reflect http://www.example.com/Reports/Pages/Folder.aspx?
    Monday, March 07, 2011 11:02 AM
  • ngs5,

    what's your IIS settings? are you trying to test on your localhost?  if you are doing settings on your www.example.com server, then you just need make sure reporting services set up on the right IIS website.

     

    If you are trying to test on your local, you will have to play with your local host file to make www.example.com point to 127.0.0.1

    http://helpdeskgeek.com/windows-7/windows-7-hosts-file/

    adding one entry :  www.example.com       127.0.0.1

     

    then you should be able to browse it from your local IE. Remember people else on other computer wont be able to access your local, since their DNS entry will point example.com to the real ip address.


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    Monday, March 07, 2011 11:36 AM
  • Hi SevenKnights,

    Yes I am trying to test on my localhost so that people from other computer is able to view report as http://www.example.com/reports

    instead of http://localhost/reports?

    Any idea if there's any constraint for SQL 2005 Reporting Services?

     

    Tuesday, March 08, 2011 2:33 AM
  • ngs5,

    what's your IIS settings? are you trying to test on your localhost?  if you are doing settings on your www.example.com server, then you just need make sure reporting services set up on the right IIS website.

     

    If you are trying to test on your local, you will have to play with your local host file to make www.example.com point to 127.0.0.1

    http://helpdeskgeek.com/windows-7/windows-7-hosts-file/

    adding one entry :  www.example.com       127.0.0.1

     

    then you should be able to browse it from your local IE. Remember people else on other computer wont be able to access your local, since their DNS entry will point example.com to the real ip address.


    If you think my suggestion is useful, please rate it as helpful.
    If it has helped you to resolve the problem, please Mark it as Answer.

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    Helpful
    Tuesday, March 08, 2011 4:12 AM
  • Hi SevenKnights,

    Yes I am trying to test on my localhost so that people from other computer is able to view report as http://www.example.com/reports

    instead of http://localhost/reports?

    Any idea if there's any constraint for SQL 2005 Reporting Services?

     


    Anyone any advice on abovementioned?
    Tuesday, March 08, 2011 7:28 AM
  • Hi SevenKnights,

    Yes I am trying to test on my localhost so that people from other computer is able to view report as http://www.example.com/reports

    instead of http://localhost/reports ?

    Any idea if there's any constraint for SQL 2005 Reporting Services?

     


    Anyone any advice on abovementioned?

    Do you have DNS server inside your network? or you want to allow people on Internet to access?

     

    If just intranet, you can set your own DNS server to resolve www.example.com to your workstation.

    If internet, then you have to get your domain record to your workstation which should have a  public IP.


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    Tuesday, March 08, 2011 9:00 AM
  • Also SSRS doesnt limit to particular domain or server.

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    Tuesday, March 08, 2011 9:01 AM
  • I am looking at people within the domain to be able to access the report. I tried to create custom web site with the host header name eg. www.example.com and updated in RSWebApplication.config file. However still not able to view via http://www.example.com/reports

    Not sure where am i missing in the 2005 Reporting Services Configuration? Kindly advise.

    Tuesday, March 08, 2011 9:47 AM
  • I am looking at people within the domain to be able to access the report. I tried to create custom web site with the host header name eg. www.example.com and updated in RSWebApplication.config file. However still not able to view via http://www.example.com/reports

    Not sure where am i missing in the 2005 Reporting Services Configuration? Kindly advise.


    You dont need to modify IIS header nor RSWeb config. The default will just listen to any connection.

    You need to do is make sure in your current domain DNS server, put a  A record (host record) pointing www.example.com to your IP address.

    If you dont have an DNS server, you will have to modify everyone who want to access your report local hosts file like what you've done with your local workstation.

    Just remember for other workstation, you should point www.example.com to your workstation private IP not 127.0.0.1


    If you think my suggestion is useful, please rate it as helpful.
    If it has helped you to resolve the problem, please Mark it as Answer.

    Sevengiants.com
    • Marked as answer by ngs5 Wednesday, March 09, 2011 8:03 AM
    Tuesday, March 08, 2011 9:59 AM
  • Can i conclude that i had to ensure www.example.com pointing to the IPaddress in DNS server. Do i choose Add New Host(A) or New Alias? Configure the necessary virtual report server and report manager in 2005 Reporting Services Configuration to point to Default Web Site.

    It should work when other people access via http://www.example.com/reports?

    Thanks for the detailed instruction!

    • Edited by ngs5 Wednesday, March 09, 2011 6:04 AM Additional information
    Wednesday, March 09, 2011 5:34 AM
  • Hi,

    Thanks for the advice. I add new host(A) in DNS. Restart DNS service and flushdns in the server. Managed to get it working fine now. Thanks for your help!

    Wednesday, March 09, 2011 8:02 AM