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For the first time I have an SSRS report with an external image that resides on SharePoint. We are running SSRS under NetworkService.

When I preview the report from Visual Studio, the report successfully shows the SharePoint-hosted image.

When I run the report in my browser from http:///reports, I get a 401 response from SharePoint.

Permissions for the SharePoint library include read-access for 'Everyone'.

Do you know why I get the 401?

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The answer seems to be that to retrieve an external image you need to specify an SSRS Unattended Execution Account.

So the solution is not SharePoint specific - it's only that SharePoint was hosting the external images. The answer is SSRS configuration.

Thanks.

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