We are setting up a SP2010 environment. The SharePoint farm is ready and it is connecting to a SQL2008 R2 instance.

Then I realize I also need the SQL reporting service. So that I can show reports (rdl files) on SharePoint. When I come across this article, it suggested the install order:

  1. Install both Reporting Services and the Database Engine
  2. Run the SharePoint 2010 Products Preparation tool.
  3. Install SharePoint Server 2010

However I have already complete the install and setup for SharePoint 2010 + Project server 2010.... I don't want to remove everything and do it all over... Could you please advise?

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To install reporting service feature after SharePoint and project server are installed , you just need to add a new feature (reporting service feature) to the current existing instance by doing the following:

  • Just mount the same SQL server media that you are used to installing SQL server at first time or the same version to the database server .
  • Run the setup file > Click Installation on the left side of the Wizard and then click New installation or add features to an existing installation.
  • Follow the wizard till coming at this step of installation type.
  • Don't create a new instance , just check add features to an existing instance and select the currently installed instance.

  • At Feature selection select only reporting service because the database engine is already select at the first SQL installation.

  • Continue the wizard and select the mode that you need (Native Mode - Integrated Mode)

Now the Reporting services Feature should be installed .

Note :

In Native Mode , you can access the reports from Report Manager URL / or Report services URL. and in this case, this URL may be accessible only from DB server , and not accessible outside it based on the current zone.

So to overcome this issue ,

  • you should install a new instance at SharePoint Server with only reporting service feature ,

  • then at Reporting Service Configuration Manager , you can configure the Report Server DB to the Main SQL Server Instance ,

Now the Report Manager URL will be accessible and browsable outside the DB server. and the Report Database is hosted at the Main DB Server.

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