Discontinued Functionality in SQL Server Reporting Services
This topic describes Reporting Services features that are no longer available in SQL Server 2008. It does not include announcements about discontinued support for specific versions of the operating system or Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS). For more information about system prerequisites, see Hardware and Software Requirements for Installing SQL Server 2008.
Starting in SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 2 (SP2), the Report Server service is able to auto-detect the version of the report server database and upgrade it to the schema that matches the version of the current report server instance. When an older version of the database is detected, you are prompted to upgrade it. If you proceed to upgrade it, the schema is updated to the new format and you cannot roll it back to a previous format.
Because the auto-upgrade feature has been added, there is no longer any need for you to create a database upgrade script or for having a manual upgrade option in the Reporting Services Configuration tool. In SQL Server 2008 Reporting Services (SSRS), the button to create the script and the button that performs the upgrade action are removed from the Database Setup page in the Reporting Services Configuration tool. For more information about upgrade support, see Upgrading a Report Server Database.
The SQL Server 2000 Report Server Web service endpoint is discontinued in this release. For more information about current endpoints, see Report Server Web Service Endpoints in SQL Server Books Online.
The Surface Area Configuration Tool is discontinued for SQL Server 2008. For more information, see Backward Compatibility.