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Hardware and Software Requirements for Reporting Services in SharePoint Mode (SharePoint 2013)

This topic describes prerequisites, hardware requirements, and installation considerations for SQL Server 2012 SP1 Reporting Services running in SharePoint mode.

Database Considerations for a Single Server Configuration

  • Both Reporting Services and SharePoint products and technologies use SQL Server relational databases to store application data.

  • SQL Server 2012 Reporting Services (SSRS) requires an instance of the SQL Server engine of a compatible SQL Server edition. For more information on hardware and software requirements, see Hardware and Software Requirements for Installing SQL Server 2012.

  • SharePoint products can use an existing database instance. If an instance of Database Engine is not installed, the SharePoint Products Setup program installs SQL Server Express Edition for the SharePoint application databases.

  • The report server instance cannot use the SQL Server Express Edition for its database. However, the SQL Server Express Edition instance installed by the SharePoint product can exist side-by-side with other Database Engine editions.

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For information on SharePoint changes, see Changes from SharePoint 2010 to SharePoint 2013 (http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff607742(office.15).aspx).

SQL Server 2012 SP1 Release Notes  (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=248389).

SQL Server 2012 Release Notes 

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