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Connect to a Native Mode Report Server

Use this dialog box to connect to a local or remote SQL Server 2008 or later Reporting Services report server instance. You cannot use this tool to connect to earlier versions of Reporting Services report servers. You can only connect to one instance at a time.

Caution note Caution

The Reporting Services Configuration Manager is no longer required to configure and administer Reporting Services SharePoint mode. You Use SharePoint Central Administration and PowerShell scripts to configure a report server in SharePoint mode. For more information, see Install Reporting Services SharePoint Mode as a Single Server Farm

Tip Tip

The Reporting Services Configuration Manager (RSConfigTool.exe) is installed with a privilege level of “highestAvailable”. This behavior is by design. The Reporting Services Configuration Manager requires communication with Reporting Services WMI APIs. Some of the Reporting Services WMI communication requires a higher level or administrative of privileges.

  • To connect to a local report server instance, use the default values and click Connect. The Reporting Services Configuration Manager provides the local server name and detects the default instance. In most cases, you can click Connect without having to change the values. If you installed more than one instance, you must select the one that you want to use.

  • To connect to a remote report server instance, type the server name, click Find, select the instance, and then click Connect.

To open this dialog box, start the Reporting Services Configuration Manager. This dialog box appears immediately when you start the tool. For more information, see How to: Start Reporting Services Configuration Manager.

Server Name

Enter the network name of the computer on which SQL Server 2008 or later Reporting Services is installed. Type just the computer name; do not include a prefix or slashes.


Find the computer specified in Server Name.

Report Server Instance

Select which instance to connect to if multiple report server instances are installed. Only valid instances are available for selection. If you are running older versions of Reporting Services side-by-side a SQL Server instance, those instances will not appear in the list.


Connect to the server and instance you specified.

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