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Reporting Services Configuration Options (SSRS)

Applies To: SQL Server 2016

Use the Reporting Services Configuration page of the Microsoft SQL Server Installation Wizard to specify how a report server is installed and configured. The availability of an installation option depends on options you chose previously on the Feature Selection page and whether you are also installing a local instance of SQL Server Database Engine at the same time you are installing the report server.

In some cases, if a Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) certificate is installed on the computer and is bound to a strong wildcard, Setup will create the Reporting Services URLs using the HTTPS prefix. For more information about how certificates are mapped to Reporting Services URLs, see Configuring a Report Server for Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) Connections ( in SQL Server Books Online.

For the most recent information regarding Reporting Services and the installation and configuration of this release, see Additional installation information (

Reporting Services Native Mode

If Setup cannot perform a default report server configuration because one or more requirements are not met, the Installation Wizard allows only the minimal installation option; copying the files you need, but requiring you to use the Reporting Services Configuration Manager to configure a native mode report server after setup is finished.

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An existing report server database file can cause setup to fail if you choose one of the default installation options. When you choose a default installation option, setup attempts to create a report server database using the default name. If a database with that name already exists, setup will fail and you will have to roll back the installation. To avoid this problem, you can rename the existing database before you run setup or choose the Install only option so that you can specify custom database settings after setup is finished.

Install and configure

Installs a report server instance in Native Mode using the default values for the report server databases, service account, and URL reservations. When you choose this option, the report server instance is ready to use when Setup is finished. Setup creates the report server database using a local Database Engine instance, and configures a report server to use default values.

This option is available only if the default values used in a report server installation are valid for your system. This option is recommended for developers who want to install all components locally, and for users who are evaluating the software.

To view information about the default Settings that Setup uses, or to find out why the default configuration cannot be installed, click Details. For more information about the default configuration for a native mode report server, see Default Configuration for a Native Mode Installation (Reporting Services) (

Install only

Installs the report server program files, creates the Report Server service account, and registers the report server Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) provider. This installation option is referred to as a "files-only" installation. Select this option if you do not want to use the default configuration. If the default configuration cannot be installed, or if you are installing a SQL Server failover cluster that includes Reporting Services, this is the only option available. For more information about a files-only installation, see Files-Only Installation (Reporting Services) (

After Setup completes, you must create the report server database and configure the report server before it can be used. To configure a report server and create the database, use the Reporting Services Configuration Manager. For more information, see How to: Create a Report Server Database (Reporting Services Configuration) ( and Configuring a Report Server Database Connection (

Reporting Services SharePoint Mode

Install only

Installs the report server program files and PowerShell cmdlets. After installation is complete, you will need to start the Reporting Services SharePoint services and create an Reporting Services service application. For more information, see, the following:

Starting with the SQL Server 2016 release, the add-in can be installed as part of the SQL Server installation, in the feature selection page of the SQL Server installation wizard.

However you can install the Reporting Services Add-in for SharePoint 2010 the by using one of the following methods:

  • Run the SharePoint 2010 Products Preparation tool PreRequisiteInstaller.exe.

  • Install from the SQL Server installation media. Click the rsSharePoint.msi file in the Setup folder on SQL Server installation media after SQL Server Setup is complete.

  • Download and install the add-in. For more information, see Where to find the Reporting Services add-in for SharePoint Products (

Start Reporting Services Configuration Manager
Create a Report Server Database (Reporting Services Configuration)
Upgrade and Migrate Reporting Services
Command Prompt Installation of Reporting Services SharePoint Mode and Native Mode