Step 6: Check installations and log file

Install SQL Server 2005 Reporting Services with detailed help from this step-by-step guide and avoid any potential hassles. Contributor Jeremy Kadlec includes the current service pack for the complete installation of this feature.

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9 Installation Progress – Review the installations as they complete.

Press the 'Next' button to proceed.

10 Installation Complete – Review the status for each installation to ensure the status is 'Success'.

Click the 'View Log File' button to review the detailed status of the installation.

11 Log File – Review the log file for detailed installation steps and output. Close this file and return to the previous screen. To end the installation process, click the 'Finish' button.


Installing Reporting Services is a fairly simple and straight forward process. This should get you to the next step to learn about the interface and how to build reports. As you develop reports and troubleshoot Reporting Services issues, keep in mind the steps that were taken during the installation. Good luck!

Installing SQL Server 2005 Reporting Services without a glitch

 Home: Introduction
 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

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 Performance Tuning expert. Ask him a question here.
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