ReportServer vs report manager, advantage of ReportServer over report manger RRS feed

  • Question

  • Please tell difference between ReportServer and Report manager.

    Also tell Advantage of ReportServer(/ReportServer) over report manger(/Reports)

    Wednesday, August 20, 2014 6:15 AM


  • Hi Mr Vivek Singh,

    The Report Manager URL connects to the Report Manger which is just Web-based report access and management tool. It provides the GUI for us to view and manage reports. The Web Services is the core process module of Reporting Services. SQL Server Reporting Services provides access to the full functionality of the report server through the Report Server Web service. The Report Server Web service is an XML Web service with a SOAP API. It uses SOAP over HTTP and acts as a communications interface between client programs and the report server. So we can bypass the Report Manager and access the report directly. The Report Manager is just the GUI to mange the reports on Report Server. So the Web Services connects to internal part. For more information, see links below:

    Report Server Web Service

    Web Service URL (SSRS Native Mode)

    Report Manager (SSRS Native Mode)

    If you have any question, please feel free to ask.

    Best Regards,
    Simon Hou

    Thursday, August 21, 2014 3:08 AM