Working with a new piece of technology can be intimidating. Not having the technology installed correctly can only lead to more difficultly. This guide outlines steps to properly install SQL Server 2005 Reporting Services and the current service pack to get you going in the right direction.
Where can I obtain my copy?
Reporting Services ships with the SQL Server 2005 media by default, it is simply an optional installation selection. Reporting Services can also be downloaded as a portion of SQL Server 2005 Express Edition with Advanced Services or directly as a trial edition. The installation process is generally the same, but the detailed steps and screenshots in this tip are from installing Reporting Services directly from the SQL Server 2005 Standard Edition media.
Installing SQL Server 2005 Reporting Services without a glitch
Step 1: Determine prerequisites
Step 2: System configuration and registration
Step 3: Choose components, features and instance types
Step 4: Final points before installation is complete
Step 5: Begin service pack installation
Step 6: Check installations and log file
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Jeremy Kadlec
About the author: Jeremy Kadlec is the Principal Database Engineer at Edgewood Solutions, a technology services company delivering professional services and product solutions for Microsoft SQL Server. He has authored numerous articles and delivers frequent presentations at regional SQL Server Users Groups and nationally at SQL PASS. He is the author of the Rational Guide to IT Project Management. Jeremy is also the SearchSQLServer.com Performance Tuning expert. Ask him a question here.
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