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How to: Start Reporting Services Configuration

Reporting Services Configuration tool is used to deploy a Reporting Services installation. You can run it on a computer that has a local report server instance. You can also use it to configure remote report server instances to which you have administrator access.

  1. Click Start, point to Programs, point to Microsoft SQL Server 2005, and then point to Configuration Tools.

  2. Click Reporting Services Configuration. The Report Server Installation Instance Selection dialog box appears so that you can select the report server instance you want to configure.

  3. In Machine Name, specify the name of the computer on which the report server instance is installed. The name of the local computer is specified by default, but you can also type the name of a remote SQL Server instance.

    If you specify a remote computer, click Find to establish a connection. The report server must be configured for remote administration in advance. For more information, see Configuring a Report Server for Remote Administration in SQL Server Books Online.

  4. In Instance Name, choose the SQL Server 2005 Reporting Services instance that you want to configure. Only SQL Server 2005 report server instances appear in the list. You cannot configure earlier versions of Reporting Services.

  5. Click Connect.

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