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Reporting Services Installation Directories and Registry Settings

SQL Server 2000

Reporting Services installs many new files and registry keys. This topic contains the information regarding the directories where Reporting Services components are stored, and the registry keys created or updated by the installation.

Reporting Services is installed in the folder Reporting Services, created under the default location of SQL Server on the local machine, which is C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL\. The Reporting Services folder is created if it does not already exist. This folder becomes the base installation directory for the Reporting Services components.

The installation directories can be overridden during Setup, in either the Feature Selection dialog, using Browse, or in the command prompt, by specifying a property on the INSTALLDIR property.

Server Components

Directory Description
MSSQL\Reporting Services\ReportServer Report server-related files
MSSQL\Reporting Services\ReportServer\Bin Executables and assemblies
MSSQL\Reporting Services\ReportManager Files related to Report Manager
MSSQL\Reporting Services\ReportManager\Bin Executables and assemblies
MSSQL\Reporting Services\ReportManager\Images Image files required by Report Manager
MSSQL\Reporting Services\ReportManager\js Javascript files required by Report Manager
MSSQL\Reporting Services\ReportManager\Styles Cascading style sheet for Report Manager
MSSQL\Reporting Services\ReportManager\Webctrl_client Files required by Microsoft Internet Explorer Web Controls
MSSQL\Reporting Services\ReportManager\Pages Web pages required for presentation to the user

Client Components

The following table describes the folder structure for Reporting Services client component files.

Directory Description
C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\80\Tools\Report Designer Report Designer files

Miscellaneous Administrative Utilities

The following table describes the folder structure for miscellaneous administrative utilities.

Directory Description
<drive>:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\80\Tools\Binn The RS scripting utility.
<drive>:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\80\Tools\Binn The RSKeyMgmt encryption key management utility.
<drive>:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\80\Tools\Binn The RSActivate used to activate a report server instance.
<drive>:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\80\Tools\Binn The RSConfig modifies database connection configuration information, and is also used to set encrypted account information used for unattended report processing.

Log File Folders

The following table describes the folder structure for the log files created by Setup. Additional log files are created by the report server to record information about server operations and status. For more information on these log files, see Checking Reporting Services Log Files.

Directory Description
C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\80\RS Setup Bootstrap\Log\RSSTP_.CAB. A .cab folder containing information required to diagnose setup errors. This folder is generated if Setup fails.
RSSTP<integer>.log Bootstrapper log file for Setup, located in the .cab folder.
RSMSI<integer>.CAB Windows Installer log file, located in the .cab folder.

Note  Write and delete permissions for the Web service account, the Windows NT service account, and the account used by ASP.NET are added to the Log folder by Setup. Any existing permission on this folder are not removed.

Documentation

The following table describes the folder structure for Reporting Services documentation default installation.

Directory Description
C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL\Reporting Services\Help\<language-specific folder> Reporting Services documentation.
C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL\Reporting Services\ReportServer\<language-specific folder> Language-specific HTML Viewer F1 Help documentation.
MSSQL\Reporting Services\ReportManager\<language dir name>\Help Language-specific Report Manager F1 Help files.
C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\80\RS Setup Bootstrap\Help\<language code> Language-specific Help for installing Reporting Services.

Samples

The following table describes the folder structure for where the samples are installed.

Directory Description
C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL\Reporting Services\Samples\Applications Sample applications for Reporting Services using the .NET Framework.
C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL\Reporting Services\Samples\Databases AdventureWorks OLTP database for use with the sample reports.
C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL\Reporting Services\Samples\Extensions Sample extensions for Reporting Services using the .NET Framework.
C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL\Reporting Services\Samples\Reports Report samples highlighting report server features.
C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL\Reporting Services\Samples\Scripts Scripts for Reporting Services using Visual Basic .NET.

Registry Settings

Setup writes the version of the Reporting Services product to a registry hive. The hive location is HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Microsoft SQL Server\Reporting Services. The key is generated when report server or Report Manager is installed. The following table describes the version key information.

Key name Type Description
Version SZ Contains what version of Reporting Services is installed. It is the version number of the installation of Reporting Services installed on the computer, regardless of product version.

Setup also creates a registry hive to contain information about the settings assigned to Reporting Services. The hive is located at HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Microsoft SQL Server\80\Reporting Services. The following table describes the setting information stored in the keys in the hive.

Key name Type Description
RSConfigFilePath SZ Created when report server is installed, this key contains the path to the configuration file for report server.
WAConfigFilePath SZ Created when Report Manager is installed, this key contains the path to the configuration file for Report Manager.
RSVirtualDir SZ Created when report server is installed, this key contains the name of the virtual directory for the report server.
WAVirtualDir SZ Created when Report Manager is installed, this key contains the name of the virtual directory for the Report Manager.

See Also

Installing Reporting Services

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