Reporting Services Configuration Files

 

Applies To: SQL Server 2016

Reporting Services stores component information in the registry and in configuration files that are copied to the file system during setup. Configuration files contain a combination of internal-use-only and user-defined values. User-defined values are specified through Setup, the configuration tools, the command line utilities, and by manually editing the configuration files.

Modifying the configuration files is only necessary if you are adding or configuring advanced settings. Configuration settings are specified as either XML elements or attributes. If you understand XML and configuration files, you can use a text or code editor to modify user-definable settings. For more information about how to modify a configuration file or to learn more about how the report server reads new and updated configuration settings, see Modify a Reporting Services Configuration File (RSreportserver.config).

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In previous releases, Report Manager had its own configuration file named RSWebApplication.config. That file is now obsolete. If you upgraded from a previous installation, the file will not be deleted but the report server will not read any settings from it. If the file exists on your computer, you should delete it. In SQL Server 2008 and later versions, all Report Manager configuration settings are stored in and read from the RSReportServer.config file. To review a list of which settings were deleted or moved, see Breaking Changes in SQL Server Reporting Services in SQL Server 2016.

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The following table provides a description of where configuration settings are stored. Most configuration settings are stored in configuration files that are included with Reporting Services. By default, the installation directory is the following:

C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSRS12.MSSQLSERVER  

Stored in:DescriptionLocation
RSReportServer.configStores configuration settings for feature areas of the Report Server service: Report Manager, the Report Server Web service, and background processing. For more information about each setting, see RsReportServer.config Configuration File.<Installation directory> \Reporting Services \ReportServer
RSSrvPolicy.configStores the code access security policies for the server extensions. For more information about this file, see Using Reporting Services Security Policy Files.<Installation directory> \Reporting Services \ReportServer
RSMgrPolicy.configStores the code access security policies for Report Manager. For more information about this file, see Using Reporting Services Security Policy Files.<Installation directory> \Reporting Services \ReportManager
Web.config for the Report Server Web serviceIncludes only those settings that are required for ASP.NET.<Installation directory> \Reporting Services \ReportServer
Web.config for Report ManagerIncludes only those settings that are required for ASP.NET.<Installation directory> \Reporting Services \ReportManager
ReportingServicesService.exe.configStores configuration settings that specify the trace levels and logging options for the Report Server service. For more information about the elements in this file, see ReportingServicesService Configuration File.<Installation directory> \Reporting Services \ReportServer \Bin
Registry settingsStores configuration state and other settings used to uninstall Reporting Services. If you are troubleshooting an installation or configuration problem, you can view these settings to get information about how the report server is configured.

Do not modify these settings directly as this can invalidate your installation.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \SOFTWARE \Microsoft \Microsoft SQL Server \<InstanceID> \Setup

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HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Microsoft SQL Server\Services\ReportServer
RSReportDesigner.configStores configuration settings for Report Designer. For more information, see RSReportDesigner Configuration File.<drive>:\Program Files \Microsoft Visual Studio 10 \Common7 \IDE \PrivateAssemblies.
RSPreviewPolicy.configStores the code access security policies for the server extensions used during report preview. For more information about this file, see Using Reporting Services Security Policy Files.C:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio 10.0\Common7\IDE\PrivateAssembliesr

The following table provides a description of configuration files used for a SharePoint mode report server. Most configuration settings are stored in SharePoint service application databases. For more information, see Reporting Services SharePoint Service and Service Applications.

By default, the installation directory for SharePoint mode is the following:

C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\15\WebServices\Reporting  

Stored in:DescriptionLocation
RSReportServer.configStores configuration settings for feature areas of the Report Server service: Report Manager, the Report Server Web service, and background processing. For more information about each setting, see RsReportServer.config Configuration File.<Installation directory> \Reporting Services \ReportServer
RSSrvPolicy.configStores the code access security policies for the server extensions. For more information about this file, see Using Reporting Services Security Policy Files.<Installation directory> \Reporting Services \ReportServer
Web.config for the Report Server Web serviceIncludes only those settings that are required for ASP.NET.<Installation directory> \Reporting Services \ReportServer
Registry settingsStores configuration state and other settings used to uninstall Reporting Services. Also stores information about each Reporting Services service application.

Do not modify these settings directly as this can invalidate your installation.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \SOFTWARE \Microsoft \Microsoft SQL Server \<InstanceID> \Setup

Example instance ID: MSSQL13.MSSQLSERVER

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HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Microsoft SQL Server\Reporting Services\Service Applications
RSReportDesigner.configStores configuration settings for Report Designer. For more information, see RSReportDesigner Configuration File.<drive>:\Program Files \Microsoft Visual Studio 10 \Common7 \IDE \PrivateAssemblies.

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