Use this page to view information about the report server instance to which you are currently connected. This page is the start page for report server configuration. Additional pages are available to configure URLs, the service account, the report server database, report server e-mail delivery, scale-out deployment, and encryption keys.
The Reporting Services Configuration Manager (RSConfigTool.exe) is installed with a privilege level of “highestAvailable”. This behavior is by design. The Reporting Services Configuration Manager requires communication with Reporting Services WMI APIs. Some of the Reporting Services WMI communication requires a higher level or administrative of privileges.
If you connect to the report server and all of the page links are grayed out, verify that the Report Server service is started. The Report Service Status: Should be “Started”. You can also use the Services console application in Administrator Tools to check service status.
Displays information about the report server instance to which you are currently connected. Report server instance names are based on SQL Server named instances. The default instance is MSSQLSERVER. A named instance will be a value that you specified during setup. For more information about instances, see Work with Multiple Versions and Instances of SQL Server in SQL Server Books Online.
In SQL Server Express with Advanced Services, the default instance is SQLExpress.
Corresponds to a folder on the file system that stores program files for the SQL Server instance to which you are connected. The Instance ID value is assigned by Setup in the format component.instance, where component is a value that signifies a SQL Server component and instance is an instance name. The default instance name is MSSQLSERVER. For example, if you install default instances of the Database Engine, Analysis Services, and Reporting Services components, the corresponding folder names are the following:
If you install a second instance of a component that you already installed, such as the Database Engine, and you name the instance Contoso, the Instance ID is MSSQL13.Contoso.
Displays the version of Reporting Services that you installed.
Report Server Database
Displays the name of the report server database that stores application data for the current report server instance.
Report Server Mode
This should always show a value of Native. The Reporting Services configuration manager only supports Native mode report servers. If you see a value of SharePoint integrated mode, it may indicate your Native mode deployment is not configured correctly, and you need to connect to a Native mode report catalog. Use the Database page of Configuration Manager to change the database and either create a new database or connect to an existing native mode report server database catalog.
Shows whether the Report Server service is running.
Starts the Report Server service. Restarting the service is necessary after some configuration changes (for example, when reconfiguring a report server after a computer name change). If you reconfigure the URL reservations, the service will restart automatically. The restart is required to pick up the changes.