I have migrated the SQL Server Reporting Sevices from SharePoint 2010 to SharePoint 2013. I followed Migrating SharePoint 2010 Reporting Services To SharePoint 2013 to migrate SQL Server Reporting Services and now I see this below Error when I open the Report (.rdl).

An error has occurred during report processing. (rsProcessingAborted). The report server is unable to access encrypted data. Apply a back-up key or delete all encrypted content. (rsEncryptedDataUnavailable)

To summarize the steps that I performed based on article:

  • Create SQL Server Reporting Services Service Application
  • Backup "Report Server DB", "Report Server Temp DB" and Encryption keys
  • Restore the Encryption Keys and Databases
  • Mount "Report Server DB" to the Service application
  • Remove default Report Server Temp DB created while creating Service application
  • Enable SSRS Service connections to a web application.
  • Copy the configurations files from Source to target(Rsreportserver.config, Rssvrpolicy.config, Web.config)

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The process should be this:

SharePoint 2010:

  • Backup SSRS encryption key
  • Backup the SSRS databases (including Temp if using SQL 2012)

SharePoint 2013:

  • Restore SSRS databases to SQL
  • Create new SSRS SA specifying the existing SSRS database name (this will cause it to upgrade the database)
  • Import your encryption key to the SSRS SA (Central Admin -> Manage Service Applications -> SQL Server Reporting Services Service Application -> Encryption Key)

That should allow you to keep your secrets.

  • Hi Trevor, Thanks for the response. I have followed the order that you have recommended and still seeing the same error when accessing the report. To add more details, I am using report server in "Native" mode and also have shared data sources/data connections. Dec 6, 2017 at 12:02
  • If you're using SSRS in Native mode, then you need to repost in Server Fault as it is unrelated to SharePoint.
    – user6024
    Dec 6, 2017 at 15:38

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