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How to Install System Center Essentials 2010 Reporting on a Remote Database Server

Updated: July 26, 2010

Applies To: System Center Essentials 2010

How you install System Center Essentials 2010 Reporting depends upon the system requirements of your Essentials management server. If the Essentials management server already has Microsoft SQL Server 2008 installed and has a local instance of SQL Server 2008 Reporting Services available, Essentials Reporting can be installed on the Essentials management server. However, if Essentials 2010 is using a remote database server, you can install Essentials Reporting as a stand-alone component on the remote server.

To install Essentials Reporting on a remote database server

  1. After completing the steps to install Essentials 2010 on your Essentials management server, insert the product CD into the CD drive of the computer that contains the remote database server you chose during installation.

  2. After having logged on to the local computer as an administrator, run SetupSCE.exe from the root of the CD.

    For additional information about installing Essentials 2010 from a network share, see Troubleshooting Your Initial Essentials Setup and Configuration.

  3. After the System Center Essentials 2010 Setup Wizard opens, click Release Notes to read important information that you might need during deployment, and then click Install Essentials Reporting.

    Select the Get the latest updates to System Center Essentials 2010 check box if you want to check for product updates.

  4. On the Essentials server location page, verify that the server displayed is the Essentials 2010 management server. If the server displayed is not the Essentials 2010 management server, click Select a Server to search for and select the Essentials management server, and then click Next.

    You must install Essentials Reporting on the Essentials management server or navigate to and install Essentials Reporting on the remote database server you chose during installation.

  5. On the Product Registration page enter your product key, if needed, and then click Next.

  6. On the License Agreement page, read the license agreement, select the check box to accept the agreement, and then click Next.

  7. Essentials 2010 Setup checks your environment for the hardware and software prerequisites required to install Essentials Reporting and prompts you to review those prerequisites that do not meet minimum requirements. After resolving potential system requirement issues, click Next.

  8. Essentials 2010 Setup uses a database server instance to host the databases that store data that Essentials uses. The SQL Server Database Services instance that Essentials uses is displayed in the Database Server Instance list view. Click Next.

  9. The local Reporting Services instances are displayed. Specify a specific URL to the Reporting server if the instance is configured to use more than one URL, and then click Next.

    You must specify an instance of SQL Server 2008 Reporting Services for Essentials Reporting. Only local instances of SQL Server 2008 Reporting Services that are supported by Essentials 2010 are available to be selected. Select a Reporting Services instance and specify a specific URL to the reporting server if the instance is configured with more than one URL. If you use an existing instance of SQL Server Reporting Services during Essentials 2010 installation, any reports that are already published on that instance will be deleted. Consider using a different edition of SQL Server with Essentials 2010 if you do not want existing reports to be deleted.

  10. Specify where Essentials should store program files. Click Next to continue.

  11. Type the password of the Essentials Administration account, and then click Next.

  12. Select whether to participate in Operational Data Reporting, and then click Next.

  13. Review the Installation Summary page. Click Previous to go back and make changes, or click Install to start to install Essentials Reporting.

Essentials 2010 Setup displays the progress during installation, and Essentials Reporting will be ready to use after the wizard closes.

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