Just ran into an interesting little behavior in SQL Management Studio when I tried to create a subscription on a new report: At the time, I didn't realize that I wasn't using stored credentials for the datasource the report utilizes.

I went to SQL Management Studio, connected to Reporting Services, then found and right-clicked my published report: The subscription-related options in the context menu were disabled. Next, I went to Report Manager, tried to create a subscription the old-fashioned way, and got the standard "Hey dummy, use stored credentials with this report" nag.

Looks like we automatically disable the "create subscription-related options" in SQL Management Studio when the report isn't already correctly configured to be the target of a subscription. I'd prefer if the tool allowed me to select the option anyway, and then simply yelled at me like Report Manager does. Oh well, such is life....