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System Roles Page (Report Manager)

Use the System Roles page to view the system role definitions that are currently defined for the report server. A system role definition contains a named collection of tasks that are performed relative to the entire site (that is, the virtual root that hosts the report server environment), instead of an individual item. Role definitions are assigned to a user or groups to create a resulting role assignment. The tasks in the role definition specify what the user or group can do.

Reporting Services has two predefined system role definitions: System Administrator and System User. You can modify these role definitions by changing the task list, or you can create a new system role that supports a different combination of tasks.

If you are using SQL Server 2005 Express Edition with Advanced Services, this page is not available. Role definitions cannot be created or modified. You must use the default roles that are provided. For more information about feature availability, see Reporting Services in SQL Server 2005 Express Edition with Advanced Services.

To open this page, click Site Settings on the global toolbar, and then click Configure system-level role definitions.

New Role

Click New Role to open the New System Role page.


Lists the role definitions that apply to the system as a whole. Click a role definition to view the tasks it supports.


Contains information about the role definition.