Site Settings Page (Report Manager)

Use the Site Settings page to change the application title, set server-wide defaults for report history limits and report processing timeout values, manage system-level role assignments, and manage shared schedules. You must have Content Manager and System Administrator permissions to view this page.


If you are running SQL Server Express with Advanced Services, the following features are not supported: report history, report execution, and shared schedules. If you set options related to these features, the options will have no affect. For more information about feature availability, see Reporting Services in SQL Server Express with Advanced Services.

To open this page, click Site Settings on the global toolbar.


Specify the title to use for this instance of SQL Server Report Manager. By default, the title is "Reporting Services".

Select the default settings for report history

Select a default value for the number of copies of report history to retain. The default value provides an initial setting that establishes report history limits. You can vary these settings at the report level. For more information, see History Properties Page (Report Manager).

If you limit report history later, when the existing report history exceeds the limit you specify, the report server reduces the existing report history to the new limit. The oldest report snapshots are deleted first. If report history is empty or below the limit, new report snapshots are added. When the limit is reached, the oldest snapshot is deleted when a new report snapshot is added.

Report Execution Timeout

Specify whether report processing times out after a certain number of seconds.

This value applies to report processing on a report server. It does not affect data processing on the database server that provides the data for your report.

The report processing timer clock begins when the report is selected and ends when the report opens. When you set this value, specify enough time to complete both data processing and report processing.

Custom Report Builder launch URL

Specify a custom URL when the report server does not use the default Report Builder URL. This setting is optional. If you do not specify a value, the default URL will be used, which launches Report Builder 2.0 or Report Builder 1.0 as a ClickOnce application. The default URL for Report Builder 2.0 is http://<computername>/ReportServer//ReportBuilder/ReportBuilder_2_0_0_0.application and for Report Builder 1.0 it is http://<computername>/ReportServer/ReportBuilder/ReportBuilder.application.

Note   Report Builder 1.0 is the default ClickOnce application. To change the default to Report Builder 2.0, you must update the value of the Custom Report Builder URL field in Report Manager. For more information, see How to: Configure Report Builder 1.0 and Report Builder 2.0 Access.


Click to save your changes to the report server.


Click this link to open the System Role Assignments page, on which you can assign user and group accounts to predefined system roles.


Click this link to open the Schedules page, on which you can predefine shared schedules that users can select for their reports and subscriptions.

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Added new property and description to the Options table for the Custom Report Builder launch URL property.

Added information about Report Builder 2.0 ClickOnce.

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