How to: Start Report Manager (Report Manager)

Report Manager is an ASP.NET application that you can use to manage a report server instance. It can be installed during setup on the same computer as the report server. To start Report Manager, you must type the Report Manager URL.

On a new installation, only local administrators have sufficient permissions to work with content and settings. To grant permissions to other users, a local administrator must create role assignments that provide access to the report server. The application pages and tasks that a user can subsequently access will depend on the role assignments for that user. For more information, see Tutorial: Setting Permissions in Reporting Services.

In some cases, it is possible for a local administrator to get access denied errors when accessing Report Manager. This indicates that there is a problem with the settings on the Web site that hosts Report Manager. For more information about how to resolve these errors, see Troubleshooting HTTP Errors.

  1. Open Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 or later.

  2. In the address bar of the Web browser, type the Report Manager URL. By default, the URL is http://<ComputerName>/reports.