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Reporting Services Virtual Directories

SQL Server 2000

Use this page to specify the virtual directory names for the report server and Report Manager. Both the report server and Report Manager require virtual directories, which are used to access a report server or run the Report Manager application. The virtual directories are created on the default Web site in Internet Information Services (IIS). If the default Web site is stopped during installation, a message is displayed indicating that the installation will continue, but the virtual directories are unavailable until the default Web site is started.

Virtual directory names must comply with IIS conventions. Virtual directory names may not exceed 50 characters.

The default Web site IP address must be mapped to (All Unassigned). To verify this setting, open Internet Information Services, expand the tree in the left pane, right-click Default Web Site, and select Properties. The IP address is specified on the Web Site tab of the Default Web Site Properties dialog.

Options

Report Server Virtual Directory

Enter the name of the virtual directory for the report server. The default value is ReportServer. You do not need to specify the http://<servername> portion of the URL. If the ReportServer virtual directory is already in use, Setup requires you to specify a different name. If the default name is used, the URL to access the report server would be http://<servername>/ReportServer.

Report Manager Virtual Directory

Type the name of the virtual directory for Report Manager. The default value is Reports. You do not need to specify the http://<servername> portion of the URL. If the default name is used, the URL used to access Report Manager would be http://<servername>/Reports.

Redirect the default Web site home page on this computer to the local Report Manager virtual directory

Make the Report Manager virtual directory the default web site on the local computer. When this option is selected, entering http://localhost redirects the browser to the Report Manager virtual directory. This option does not direct the default homepage of the browser to Report Manager.

Use SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) connections when retrieving data on these virtual directories

Secure data that is transmitted between a browser or client application, and Report Manager and report server. Both the client and the server computers must have the proper certificates installed for SSL encryption to function, in addition to having SSL configured on the Web server. If you want to change this setting after installation, you can configure Reporting Services to use the certificate at a later time. For more information, see RSReportServer Configuration File.

Selecting this option sets the configuration file SecureConnectionLevel element to level 2. SecureConnectionLevel controls SSL security; setting it to level 2 requires most APIs to use SSL. For more information about the APIs that require SSL, see Using Secure Web Service Methods.

See Also

Installing Reporting Services

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