Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Step by step guide installing SCCM 1511 Standalone Reporting Services Point

SQL Server Reporting Services is a server-based reporting platform that provides comprehensive reporting functionality for a variety of data sources.
The reporting services point in Configuration Manager communicates with SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) to copy Configuration Manager reports to a specified report folder to configure Reporting Services settings and to configure Reporting Services security settings.
Reporting Services connects to the Configuration Manager site database to retrieve data that is returned when you run reports.

Before we install the reporting services point in a Configuration Manager site, you must install and configure SQL Server Reporting Services on the site system that hosts the reporting services point site system role.

Before we add Reporting Service point, we need to install SQL server reporting instance then configure it.

We can install multiple Reporting Services Points throughout the hierarchy.

Prerequisites for Reporting Services Point:
Windows Features:

·         .NET Framework 3.5: Including
        ◦.Net Framework 3.5 (Includes .NET 2.0 and  3.0)
·         .NET Framework 4.5.2

SQL Server:

·         SQL Server Reporting Services

Open SQL Server 2012 Installation media then run setup as Administrator;
Click on the Installation tab on the left, then click on New SQL server stand-alone installation or add features to an existing installation;

 Setup will run the support rules, any errors need to be re-mediated before continue;

Setup will run the support rules again.

Any error’s must be fixed before continuing with the setup;

Enter the product key or choose a free edition then click next;

Accept the license terms then click next;

On the Setup Role window select SQL Server Feature Installation then click next;

On the Feature Selection window choose Reporting Services-Native Instance feature, keep the share feature directory on the default installation path, then click next;

On Instance Configuration page choose Default instance then click next;

Review the disk usage summary the click next;

Provide SQL Server Reporting Services account name with password then click next;

On Reporting Services Configuration select Install Only then click next;

Choose error reporting options then click next;

Setup will run Installation configuration Rules and make sure all the operations are passed;

Review the summary of configuration then click Install;

If everything configured correctly the installation will complete successfully.

Next step is to Install MS SQL 2012 SP3:
Run SQLServer2012SP3-KB3072779-x64-ENU as Administrator;
Install will check the applicability of the update, click next to proceed;

Agree the license terms then click next;

The installer will select the instances by itself. Accept the defaults then click next;

Wait until the Check Files In Use scan is complete then click next;

Review the summary then click on update;

The update process will take time based on the installed instances;

A installed feature status summary will be displayed on the Complete window;

SQL Server Reporting Services Configuration:
Once the SQL Server Reporting Service is installed, we need to configure the Reporting services so Configuration Manager console can communicate with the Reporting Services.
Launch the Reporting Services Configuration Manager. This will prompt for connection configuration.
Enter the Server name; which is the server name of the local server (where we are configuring the Reporting Services Point)
Report Server Instance: MSSQLSERVER (or configure the custom instance if you have changed during the SQL server installation)
If you are enter the correct details, that will connect to the Reporting Server Services successfully when you click on connect. For any errors, review the server name and Report Server Instance name then try again.
Then go to the Web Service URL.
By default, the web services URL will not be configured.
You can see an exclamation mark on web service URL with “Report Server Services is not configured. Default values have been provided to you. To accept these defaults imply press the Apply button, else change them and then press Apply.”

To configure the web services URL simply press Apply on the bottom without changing anything;

Click on the Database tab on the left side then on the right side click on Change Database

Change Database will open Report Server Database Configuration Wizard with two options;
If this is first time configuring report server database then select Create a new report server database, if you have already configured report server database and you want to use it then select Choose an existing report server database;

  Under Connect to the Database Server;
          Server name: Enter Site database server name
          Authentication Type: Current user – Integrated Security

Click on test connection will give you the output of the connection status on the screen;

On the Database tab enter the Database Name as Report Server. 
Here the database name is for Reporting Server database NOT the site database, which will be created after the wizard;

On the Credentials page authentication type choose Service Credentials then click Next;

Review the summary of the selected options for Report Server Database Configuration Wizard then click Next

If everything configured correctly then the configuration of the database will complete successfully.

Go to Report Manager URL tab on the left, then click apply to configure the Report Manager URL;
(Nothing to be changed here - Clicking Apply will configure Reporting Manager URL)

Now the SQL Server Reporting Service is configured and we are ready to install Reporting Service Point.

Installing Reporting Services Point:
Launch Config Manager Current Branch console, then go to \Administration\Overview\Site Configuration\Servers and Site System Roles

Right click on Servers and Site System Roles then choose Create Site System Server;
On Select a server to use as a site system window, enter FQDN of server name where we have installed SQL Server Reporting services.
Select Use the site servers computer account to install this site system for site system installation account then click next;

If required enter internet proxy server details then click next;

Select Reporting services point role then click next;

By default the installer will pick the default values from the site database server with red exclamation marks.

Once we enter the correct SQL database (site database server FQDN) server name, we should be able to successfully verify the database name.
Also if we configured the Reporting Services configuration correctly, then the reporting services server instance also resolve the name.
Enter a username for SQL Reporting Services to communicate with the SQL Server Database then click next;

Review the summary then click next;

If everything is configured correctly then the create site system server wizard will complete successfully.

Check srsrpsetup.log under C:\SMS\Logs and the log should say Installation was successful.
Test the reports from console. The reports should start showing up slowly, first it will show only few nodes but eventually will show all.
If the reporting Services not configured as described in SQL Server Reporting Services Configuration step, you will receive "There is a problem connection to the specified reporting server. Please check the connection and make sure SQL reporting services is running on the specified server".

Configuring SQL Server Reporting Services will solve this problem.

This concludes the installation of standalone Reporting Services Point for System Center Current Branch 1511.

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