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  • Question

  • Hi

    Just a quick one

    What is the difference between the following in the reporting permissions?

    <input id="ui_hdnui_cb5" name="ui_hdnui_cb5" type="hidden" value="Team Foundation Content Manager" /> 1) Team Foundation Content Manager  - May manage Team Foundation Server related content in the Report Server. This includes folders, reports and resources

    2) Content Manager - May manage content in the Report Server. This includes folders, reports and resources.

    They sound like the same thing to me?

    Regards

    Geraint




    Monday, October 22, 2012 1:51 PM

Answers

  • Scope. The first is for TFS content and the second is for all content. They may be functionally the same if you only have TFS content on the server.
    Monday, October 22, 2012 3:24 PM
  • Hi Geraint,

    The Team Foundation Content Manager role is not a default role in SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS). The role is created specifically for integration between Team Foundation Server (TFS) and SSRS when TFS is installed. While, the Content Manager is a pre-defined role in SSRS no matter TFS is installed or not.

    This role's structure and permissions are similar to the Content Manager role that is native to SSRS. The Team Foundation Content Manager role includes permissions that are useful for users who manage reports and Web content but that do not necessarily write reports or manage a Web server. In SSRS, a user that has the Content Manager role typically deploys reports, manages report models and data source connections, and decides how to use reports. The Team Foundation Content Manager role provides the typical range of permissions required by users who belong to the Project Administrators group in a team project, in addition to users who belong to the Project Collection Administrators group. We should also add members of the Team Foundation Administrators group to this role.

    Reference:
    SQL Server Reporting Services Roles

    Regards,
    Mike Yin

    TechNet Subscriber Support
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    Mike Yin

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    Wednesday, October 24, 2012 2:48 AM

All replies

  • Scope. The first is for TFS content and the second is for all content. They may be functionally the same if you only have TFS content on the server.
    Monday, October 22, 2012 3:24 PM
  • Hi Geraint,

    The Team Foundation Content Manager role is not a default role in SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS). The role is created specifically for integration between Team Foundation Server (TFS) and SSRS when TFS is installed. While, the Content Manager is a pre-defined role in SSRS no matter TFS is installed or not.

    This role's structure and permissions are similar to the Content Manager role that is native to SSRS. The Team Foundation Content Manager role includes permissions that are useful for users who manage reports and Web content but that do not necessarily write reports or manage a Web server. In SSRS, a user that has the Content Manager role typically deploys reports, manages report models and data source connections, and decides how to use reports. The Team Foundation Content Manager role provides the typical range of permissions required by users who belong to the Project Administrators group in a team project, in addition to users who belong to the Project Collection Administrators group. We should also add members of the Team Foundation Administrators group to this role.

    Reference:
    SQL Server Reporting Services Roles

    Regards,
    Mike Yin

    TechNet Subscriber Support
    If you are TechNet Subscription user and have any feedback on our support quality, please send your feedback here.


    Mike Yin

    TechNet Community Support

    Wednesday, October 24, 2012 2:48 AM
  • Thanks all for the feedback - you have cleared up my query 
    Wednesday, October 24, 2012 7:00 AM
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    Wednesday, October 24, 2012 4:41 PM
  • I see you marked a couple responses as helpful. If one or more posts provided the answer, please mark them as answer.
    Thursday, October 25, 2012 5:29 PM