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rsconfig Utility (SSRS)

The rsconfig.exe utility encrypts and stores connection and account values in the RSReportServer.config file. Encrypted values include report server database connection information and account values used for unattended report processing.


rsconfig {-?}
{–cconnection}
{–eunattendedaccount}
{–mcomputername}
{–iinstancename}
{–sservername}
{–ddatabasename}
{–aauthmethod}
{-uusername}
{-ppassword}
{-ttrace}

Term

Optional/Required

Definition

-?

Optional.

Displays the syntax of Rsconfig.exe arguments.

-c

Required if -e argument is not used.

Specifies the connection string, credentials, and data source values used to connect a report server to the report server database.

This argument does not take a value. However, additional arguments must be specified with it to provide all of the required connection values.

Arguments that you can specify with -c include -m, -s, -i,-d,-a,-u,-p, and-t.

-e

Required if -c argument is not used.

Specifies the unattended report execution account.

This argument does not take a value. However, you must include additional arguments on the command line to specify that values that are encrypted in the configuration file.

Arguments that you can specify with -e include -u and -p. You can also set -t.

-m computername

Required if you are configuring a remote report server instance.

Specifies the name of the computer that is hosting the report server. If this argument is omitted, the default is localhost.

-s servername

Required.

Specifies the SQL Server instance that hosts the report server database.

-i instancename

Required if you are using named instances.

If you used a named SQL Server instance to host the report server database, this value specifies the named instance.

-d databasename

Required.

Specifies the name of the report server database.

-a authmethod

Required.

Specifies the authentication method that the report server uses to connect to the report server database. Valid values are Windows or SQL (this argument is not case-sensitive).

Windows specifies that the report server use Windows Authentication.

SQL specifies that the report server use SQL Server Authentication.

-u [domain\]username

Required with -e Optional with -c.

Specifies a user account for the report server database connection or for the unattended account.

For rsconfig -e, this argument is required. It must be a domain user account.

For rsconfig -c and -a SQL, this argument must specify a SQL Server login.

For rsconfig -c and -a Windows, this argument may specify a domain user, a built-in account, or service account credentials. If you are specifying a domain account, specify domain and username in the format domain\username. If you are using a built-in account, this argument is optional. If you want to use service account credentials, omit this argument.

-p password

Required if -u is specified.

Specifies the password to use with the username argument. You can set this argument to a blank value if the account does not require a password. This value is case-sensitive for domain accounts.

-t

Optional.

Outputs error messages to the trace log. This argument does not take a value. For more information, see Report Server Service Trace Log.

You must be a local administrator on the computer that hosts the report server you are configuring.

Rsconfig.exe is located in \Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\110\Tools\Binn. You can run the utility from any folder on your file system.

Rsconfig.exe is used for two purposes:

  • To modify the connection information that a report server uses to connect to a report server database.

  • To configure a special account that the report server uses to log on to a remote database server when other credentials are not available.

You can run thersconfig utility on a local or remote instance of Reporting Services. You cannot use the rsconfig utility to decrypt and view values that are already set.

Before you can run this utility, Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) must be installed on the computer that you are configuring.

The following examples illustrate ways of using rsconfig.

Specifying a Domain User Account

This example shows how to configure a report server to use a domain user account when connecting to a local report server database.

rsconfig -c -s <SQLSERVERNAME> -d reportserver -a Windows -u <MYDOMAIN\MYACCOUNT> -p <PASSWORD>

Specifying a SQL Server Database User Account

This example shows how to configure a report server to use SQL Server login to connect to a remote report server database.

rsconfig -c -m <REMOTECOMPUTERNAME> -s <SQLSERVERNAME> -d reportserver -a SQL -u SA -p <SAPASSWORD>

Specifying a Built-in Account

This example shows how to configure a report server to use a built-in account when connecting to a local report server database. Notice that -u is not used. Examples of supported built-in account values include NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM for Local System and NT AUTHORITY\NETWORKSERVICE for Network Service (Microsoft Windows Server 2003 only).

rsconfig -c -s <SQLSERVERNAME> -d reportserver -a Windows "NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM"

Specifying a Service Account

This example shows how to configure a report server to use the Report Server Windows service account and Web service account when connecting to a local report server database. Notice that -u is not used and that no account information is specified. When you eliminate account values from the command, the rsconfig utility uses integrated security and the service account that each service runs under.

rsconfig -c -s <SQLSERVERNAME> -d reportserver -a Windows

Specifying the Unattended Account on a Local Server

This example shows how to configure the account used for unattended report execution for reports that do not pass credentials to the external data source. The account must be a Windows domain account. You cannot specify a SQL Server login for the user name and password. The account is configured on a local report server instance. Error messages are captured in the trace logs in the ReportingServices\LogFiles folder.

rsconfig -e -u <DOMAIN\ACCOUNT> -p <PASSWORD> -t

Specifying the Unattended Account on a Remote Server

This example shows how to configure the account on a remote report server instance that is the same version as Rsconfig.exe (for example, the report server and Rsconfig.exe are the SQL Server 2008 R2 version). Error message information is captured in the trace logs on the remote server.

rsconfig -e -m <REMOTECOMPUTERNAME> -s <SQLSERVERNAME> -u <DOMAIN\ACCOUNT> -p <PASSWORD> -t
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