Registered Servers F1 Help

 

Published: August 19, 2016

Applies To: SQL Server 2016

This section contains the F1 Help for the Registered Servers component in SQL Server Management Studio. It describes the various options.

To learn about Registered Servers and get links to what to do with them, go to the Register Servers topic.

Click to save the Registered Servers settings.

Use this tab to specify options when registering an instance of Reporting Services.

To access this page, in Registered Servers, click Reporting Services on the Registered Servers toolbar, right-click any registered servers group such as Reporting Services, point to New, and then click Server Registration.

Options

Server type
When a server is registered from Registered Servers, the Server type box is read-only, and it matches the type of server displayed in the Registered Servers pane. To register a different type of server, click the server you want on the Registered Servers toolbar before starting to register a new server.

Server name
Specify the report server instance to connect to. In Management Studio, you can access a report server through its instance name. You can have one report server instance for each SQL Server instance that you install. If you are using the default instance, type the name of the SQL Server instance. If you are using a named instance, specify the named instance to connect to the report server in the format MSSQL$InstanceName.

Authentication
Authentication to a report server is made through Internet Information Services (IIS). Select from one of the following authentication modes when connecting to Reporting Services:

Windows Authentication Mode (Windows Authentication)
Connect to the report server instance using your Microsoft Windows credentials.

Basic Authentication
Connect using Basic Authentication if your Reporting Services installation is configured to use Basic Authentication.

Forms Authentication
Connect using Forms Authentication if your Reporting Services installation is configured to use a custom authentication extension.

User Name
Enter the login name to use for the connection. This option is only available if you have selected Basic or Forms Authentication.

Password
Enter the password for the user name. This option is only editable if you have selected Basic or Forms Authentication.

Remember password
Store the password you have entered. This option is only available if you have clicked Basic or Forms Authentication.

NOTE: If you have stored the password and want to stop storing it, clear this check box and then click Save.

Registered server name
The name you want to appear in Registered Servers. This name does not have to match the name in the Server name box.

Registered server description
Enter an optional description of the server.

Test
Click to test the connection to the server selected in Server name.

Use this tab to specify options when registering an instance of Analysis Services.

To access this page, in Registered Servers click Analysis Services on the Registered Servers toolbar, right-click any registered servers group, such as Analysis Services, point to New, and then click Server Registration.

Options

Server type
When a server is registered from Registered Servers, the Server type box is read-only, and it matches the type of server displayed in the Registered Servers pane. To register a different type of server, click the server you want on the Registered Servers toolbar before starting to register a new server.

Server name
Select the server instance to connect to. The server instance last connected to is displayed by default.

Authentication
Windows Authentication allows a user to connect using their Microsoft Windows credentials, as a Windows user or as a member of a Windows group.

User name
This option is not available in this release.

Password
This option is not available in this release.

Remember password
This option is not available in this release.

Registered server name
The name you want to appear in Registered Servers. This name does not have to match the Server name box.

Registered server description
Enter an optional description of the server.

Test
Click to test the connection to the server selected in Server name.

Use this tab to specify options when registering Integration Services.

To access this page, in Registered Servers, click Integration Services on the Registered Servers toolbar, right-click any registered servers group, point to New, and then click Server Registration.

Options

Server type
When a server is registered in Registered Servers, the Server type box is read-only, and it matches the type of server displayed in Registered Servers. To register a different type of server, click Database Engine, Analysis Server, Reporting Services, SQL Server Compact Edition, or Integration Services on the Registered Servers toolbar before starting to register a new server.

Server name
Select the server to which to connect. The server last connected to is displayed by default.

Authentication
Windows Authentication mode allows a user to connect through a Microsoft Windows user account.

User name
This option is not available in this release.

Password
This option is not available in this release.

Remember password
This option is not available in this release.

Registered server name
The name you want to appear in Registered Servers. This name does not have to match the Server name box.

Registered server description
Enter an optional description of the server.

Test
Click to test the connection to the server selected in Server name.

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