Managing a Report Server

A Reporting Services installation consists of several server-side features that you need to manage and maintain. The server features include the following:

  • The Report Server Web service, which runs within the Report Server service.

  • The background processing applications, which handle scheduled operations and report delivery.

  • The report server database.

To fully administer a Reporting Services installation, you must have the following permissions:

  • Membership in the local Administrator group on the report server computer. If your installation includes server features that run on remote computers, you must have administrator permissions on those computers if you want to manage those servers over a remote connection.

  • Database administrator permissions for the SQL Server instance that hosts the database.

  • If you are installing Reporting Services on a domain controller, you must be a domain administrator.

Backup and Restore Operations for a Reporting Services Installation

Explains how to backup and restore all data files used in a Reporting Services installation. It also provides instructions on how to re-establish a connection to a report server database that has been moved to another computer.

Starting and Stopping the Report Server Service

Provides recommendations for how to start and stop service.

Renaming a Report Server Computer

Provides instructions on how to resume server operations after renaming a computer that hosts a report server installation.

Administering a Report Server Database

Contains overview and administration information about the report server database that provides internal storage for a report server.

Moving the Report Server Databases to Another Computer

Provides instructions for migrating, moving, or backing up a report server database.