Musings on Data

A blog for data, apis, and all things Power BI by Lukasz Pawlowski.

November, 2005

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    Support for RS 2000 RDL in RS 2005

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    I've started getting questions like the following: Given a report developed on SRS 2000 can that report run or be deployed unaltered on a SRS 2005 install can that report be modified on a SRS 2005 install Given a report developed on SRS 2005 can that report run or be deployed on a SRS 2000 install? Can that report be modified on a SRS 2000 install? An RS 2000 RDL report can be published and run on an RS 2005 server. When you request the RDL from the report server for such a report the original, unmodified rdl is returned. You can use the RS 2000 report designer to publish to both an RS 2000 and an RS 2005 report server. An RS 2005 RDL cannot be published to/edited in the RS 2000 server or tools. When you use...
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    Windows SharePoint Services and RS 2005

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    In RS 2000, users had a lot of grief to get RS to work on the same computer as Windows SharePoint Services (WSS). The reason for this is that WSS version 2.0 effectively commandeers the computer. We provide a trouble shooting document for these here: http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/RSinstall/htm/gs_installingrs_v1_9fdy.asp In RS 2005 we've done some work to make this *MUCH* easier. So much so, that RS 2005 no long requires many of the instructions listed in the specific article documentation. We have added two key things to setup and the configuration tool (WMI provider) to make this possible: RS setup creates an application pool on Windows 2003 Server – this creates process isolation between Windows...
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    Community Resources

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    I've received several emails from folks reading my blog asking for direct assistance with various issues. Though in some cases I can help directly - often times I just don't have the bandwidth for direct responses. Not to fear, there are plenty of ways to get help on Reporting Services and Notification Services. I've tried to summarize them below. If you know of others, please do let me know and I'll add them to this posting for your reference. Reporting Services Web site: http://www.microsoft.com/sql/reporting Reporitng Services Public newsgroup: news:microsoft.public.sqlserver.reportingsvcs Reporting Serivces Forum: http://forums.microsoft.com/MSDN/ShowForum.aspx?ForumID=82 Report Viewer Controls in Visual Studio 2005: http...
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