Hardware and Software Requirements for Reporting Services in SharePoint Mode
Updated: November 23, 2016
Applies To: SQL Server 2016 Preview
This topic describes prerequisites, hardware requirements, and installation considerations for SQL Server 2016 Reporting Services running in SharePoint mode. Because Reporting Services SharePoint mode requires a SharePoint server, most of the requirements are based on the SharePoint environment. For native mode report servers, your hardware should meet minimum hardware and software requirements for running SQL Server 2016. For more information, see Hardware and Software Requirements for Installing SQL Server 2016.
For local installations, the account logged in during installation of SharePoint and Reporting Services needs to be a member of the administrators group in the local operating system. The setup account does not need to be a member of the SharePoint farm administrators group.
For more information, see Account permissions and security settings in SharePoint 2013.
Reporting Services running in SharePoint mode requires SharePoint Server. For more information about SharePoint requirements and configurations, see the following:
If you want to upgrade or update existing Reporting Services SharePoint installation with SQL Server 2016, see Upgrade and Migrate Reporting Services.
Verify the SharePoint 2013 Administration service is started in Windows Server Manager.
Both Reporting Services and SharePoint products and technologies use SQL Server relational databases to store application data.
SQL Server 2016 Reporting Services (SSRS) requires an instance of the SQL Server Database Engine of a compatible SQL Server edition. For more information on hardware and software requirements, see Hardware and Software Requirements for Installing SQL Server 2016.
SharePoint products can use an existing database instance. If an instance of Database Engine is not installed, the SharePoint Products Setup program installs SQL Server Express Edition for the SharePoint application databases.
The report server instance cannot use the SQL Server Express Edition for its database. However, the SQL Server Express Edition instance installed by the SharePoint product can exist side-by-side with other Database Engine editions.
Review the most up-to-date Power View documentation on Office.Microsoft.com. Power View is a feature of Microsoft Excel 2013, and is part of the SQL Server 2016 Reporting Services add-in for Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 and 2013 Enterprise Editions.