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  • Hi

    I can't seem to find answer to this. SSRS 2017 will run on a SQL Server 2016 installation but SSRS 2017 requires a product key. When I provide the volume licensing key for our SQL Server 2016 install, it is seen as "invalid" by the SSRS 2017 installer.

    Can anyone shed light on a solution?

    Thanks

    Mike

    Monday, November 27, 2017 4:13 AM

Answers

  • SSRS 2017 belongs to SQL Server 2017 and it's licensing. SQL Server 2016 is a different version with a different product key, you can't use it for SSRS 2017,you would have to purchase a licenses.

    Why don't you use SSRS 2016, which is part of your existing license?


    Olaf Helper

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    • Marked as answer by MikeC250 Monday, November 27, 2017 6:26 AM
    Monday, November 27, 2017 5:36 AM

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  • SSRS 2017 belongs to SQL Server 2017 and it's licensing. SQL Server 2016 is a different version with a different product key, you can't use it for SSRS 2017,you would have to purchase a licenses.

    Why don't you use SSRS 2016, which is part of your existing license?


    Olaf Helper

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    • Marked as answer by MikeC250 Monday, November 27, 2017 6:26 AM
    Monday, November 27, 2017 5:36 AM
  • Thanks. I skim read the requirements for SSRS 2017 and saw 2016 but I see now it was for Windows Server 2016.  I thought MS was consolidating the SSRS product going forward much like SSMS 2017 has been and works across SQL versions but obviously not.

    It's frustrating that we have just invested time and money to get to 2016 (Q4 2016) only to find SSRS 2016 will be likely frozen in features unless we upgrade to SQL 2017. Can hope for SP2 for SQL 2016 to keep it current perhaps.

    Regards

    Mike

    Monday, November 27, 2017 6:19 AM
  • There are only some less new Features in SSRS 2017 compared to 2016, see What's new in SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS)

    Olaf Helper

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    Monday, November 27, 2017 7:46 AM