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New System Role / Edit System Role Page (Report Manager)

Use the New System Role or Edit System Role page to create a new system role definition or to edit an existing one. A system role definition specifies a set of system-level tasks that apply to a report server as whole. Editing a role definition affects all role assignments that include the role definition.

If you are running SQL Server 2005 Express Edition with Advanced Services, you cannot create or modify role definitions. 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, on the Site Settings page, click Configure system-level role definitions. You can then click New Role to open the New System Role page, or click an existing role definition to open the Edit System Role page.


Specify the name of the role definition. A role definition name must be unique within the report server namespace.


Type information about the role to indicate the tasks it supports. Other users must decide whether to use this role based on the description you provide.


Displays a predefined list of system-level tasks to be supported by the role you are creating or modifying. You cannot add, delete, or modify system-level tasks.

Task Description

Displays information about what the task supports. Each task is a container for multiple permissions. The task description conveys the underlying permissions that are associated with the task.


Delete the current role definition. Deleting a role definition also deletes all role assignments that include the definition.

Copy Role

Open a New System Role page that is initialized with the task selections for the current report definition.