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Deprecated Features in SQL Server 2005 Reporting Services

Updated: 5 December 2005

This topic describes the SQL Server Reporting Services features that are scheduled to be removed in the next release. The following features are still available in SQL Server 2005.

The SQL Server 2000 Report Server Web service endpoint has been deprecated in this release. The previous endpoint has been replaced by two new endpoints: ReportingService2005 and ReportExecutionService.

The new endpoints include all the functionality available in the previous endpoint, plus the new features introduced in SQL Server 2005. For more information, see Reporting Services Programmability Enhancements and Report Server Web Service Endpoints in SQL Server Books Online.

The HTML with Office Web Components (OWC) rendering extension has been deprecated in this release. If you upgrade from the previous release, it will continue to be available. New installations do not include the HTML OWC rendering extension as an export option. If you want to use the deprecated extension in a new installation, you can add entries in the RSReportServer.config and RSReportDesigner.config files to make the extension available. The following example illustrates the entry you must add:

<Extension Name="HTMLOWC" Type="Microsoft.ReportingServices.Rendering.HtmlRenderer.HtmlOWCRenderingExtension,Microsoft.ReportingServices.HtmlRendering" Visible="true"/>

This version of Microsoft Internet Explorer for Windows is deprecated in SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 2. For more information about browser types that are supported, see Browser Support in Reporting Services in SQL Server Books Online.

The HTML 3.2 format in the HTML rendering extension has been deprecated in this release. HTML 3.2 cannot be selected as an export option in the report toolbar. To render reports in the HTML 3.2 format, you must specify it on a report URL using the Format parameter. For more information about how to specify a rendering extension, see Specifying a Rendering Format in a URL in SQL Server Books Online.

In this release of Reporting Services, the report server script host command line utility (rs.exe) supports the SOAP endpoint of the previous release. In subsequent releases, support for that endpoint will be removed from the product. Whenever possible, use the new SOAP endpoints in all new and revised scripts. For more information, see Report Server Web Service Endpoints and rs Utility in SQL Server Books Online.

Release History

12 December 2006

New content:
  • Deprecation notice for Internet Explorer 5.5..

5 December 2005

New content:
  • Deprecation notice for the SQL Server 2000 Report Server Web service endpoint.

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