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How to: Install the Stand-Alone Version of Report Builder (Report Builder3.0)

You can install Report Builder from the SQL Server 2008 R2 feature pack on the Microsoft Download Center or a location such as public folder to which the ReportBuilder3_x86.msi, the Windows Installer Package for Report Builder, has been downloaded.

You can also perform a command line installation of Report Builder and provide arguments to customize the installation. In addition to the standard MSI intrinsic parameters, you can use the custom parameters that Report Builder provides: RBINSTALLDIR and REPORTSERVERURL. RBINSTALLDIR specifies the root installation folder for Report Builder. REPORTSERVERURL specifies the default report server that Report Builder uses to save reports on the server.

If you want a completely silent installation, with no user interface interaction at all, specify the /quiet option. By design, the quiet option flag suppresses installation errors. It is therefore recommended that you include the /l option, which specifies logging, when you use the quiet option.

Important noteImportant

Windows Vista and Windows 7 security features require elevated permissions to run command line operations and will prompt for permission to run the command line. The installation is not silent. To make the installation silent, you need to run the command line as an administrator.

To install Report Builder 3.0 from the download site

  1. Go to Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Report Builder 3.0 and locate the Report Builder 3.0 section of the Web page.

  2. Click X86 Package.

  3. In the File Download dialog box, click Run.

    Security noteSecurity Note

    Download only files from trusted sources.

  4. In the Internet Explorer dialog box, click Run.

    Security noteSecurity Note

    Run only files from trusted sources.

  5. The Microsoft SQL Server Report Builder Wizard is launched.

  6. On the Welcome to the Installation Wizard page, click Next.

  7. On the License Agreement page, read the agreement and then select the I accept the terms in the license agreement option. Click Next.

  8. Provide your personal name and company name. Click Next.

  9. On the Feature Selection page, optionally click Browse or Disk Cost. Click Next.

    • Click Browse to see the default location of Report Builder and update it.

      NoteNote

      The default installation folder for Report Builder is <drive>Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server.

    • Click Disk Cost to learn how much disk space Report Builder consumes.

      NoteNote

      If a volume does not have sufficient amount of free disk space, the volume is highlighted.

  10. On the Default Target Server page, optionally provide the URL to the target report server if it is different from the default. Click Next.

    NoteNote

    If you plan to work with Report Builder when it is connected to a report server, it is convenient to provide the URL to the server at this time. However, you can also do this from the Options dialog box when you are working in Report Builder.

  11. Click Install to complete the installation of Report Builder.

To install Report Builder 3.0 from a share

  1. Contact your administrator for the location of ReportBuilder3_x86.msi.msi that you run to install Report Builder on your local computer.

  2. Browse to locate the ReportBuilder3_x86.msi.msi, the Windows Installer Package (MSI) for Report Builder, and click it.

    The Microsoft SQL Server Report Builder Wizard is launched.

  3. On the Welcome to the Installation Wizard page, click Next.

  4. On the License Agreement page, read the agreement and then select the I accept the terms in the license agreement option. Click Next.

  5. Provide your personal name and company name. Click Next.

  6. On the Feature Selection page, optionally click Browse or Disk Cost. Click Next.

    • Click Browse to see the default location of Report Builder and update it.

      NoteNote

      The default installation folder for Report Builder is <drive>Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server.

    • Click Disk Cost to learn how much disk space Report Builder consumes.

      NoteNote

      If a volume does not have sufficient amount of free disk space, the volume is highlighted.

  7. On the Default Target Server page, optionally provide the URL to the target report server if it is different from the default. Click Next.

    NoteNote

    If you plan to work with Report Builder when it is connected to a report server, it is convenient to provide the URL to the server at this time. However, you can also do this from the Options dialog box when you are working in Report Builder.

  8. Click Install to complete the installation of Report Builder.

To install Report Builder 3.0 from the command line

  1. Go to Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Report Builder 3.0 and locate the Report Builder 3.0 section.

  2. Click X86 Package.

  3. Click Save.

  4. Optionally, browse to the location to save to, verify the Save as option is Windows Installer Package, and then click Save.

  5. On the Start menu, click Run.

  6. In the Open text box, type cmd.

  7. In the Command Prompt window, navigate to the folder where you saved ReportBuilder3_x86.msi.

  8. Type a command with the following format:

    msiexec/i ReportBuilder3_.msi /option [value] [/option [value]]

    The two options specific to installing Report Builder are: RBINSTALLDIR and REPORTSERVERURL. It not required that you include these arguments in the command line. The following is the baseline command:

    msiexec /i ReportBuilder3_x86.msi /quiet

  9. To run the command, press Enter.

Updated content

Updated link to the download site from where you install Report Builder 3.0.

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