Configure SCCM Reporting Services Point

In this article I will install the SCCM Current Branch Reporting Services Point role. The SCCM Reporting Services Point role will allow you to manage reports in Configuration Manager. The role must be configured on a server with Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services installed and running. In the following section I will detail the prerequisites before installing the role.

Prerequisites

1.SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) is one of the requirements for SCCM CB reporting services point. The SQL reporting service is part of SQL server installation.

2.Site system role dependencies for the computers that run the reporting services point. Read about it here. These are the two main prerequisites.

SSRS Report Manager Components and Purpose

  • Configuring the Report Server Service Account: By default, we provide default account details while we initially set up the reporting server. But using the SQL Server Reporting Services Configuration Manager, we can add a new account, or we can change the password.
  • Create or Configure the Report Server Database: By default, the Reporting server generates two Databases (ReportServer and ReportServerTempDB) for internal storage. We can use the SQL Server Reporting Services Configuration Manager to create a New Database or to manage the existing Database
  • Symmetric Keys: We can use the SQL Server Reporting Services Configuration Manager to Backup or restore or replace the symmetric key. These keys are used to encrypt stored connection strings and credentials.
  • Configure Web server URLs: We can use the SQL Server Reporting Services Configuration Manager to configure the Web server URLs for each application. It is the URL we are going to use for, Deploying SSRS Projects or Reports
  • Configure Report URLs: We can use the SSRSS Configuration Manager to configure the Report URLs for each application. It is the URL we are going to use for, Viewing or Securing SSRS Projects or Reports.
  • Configuring Email: Use the SQL Server Reporting Services Configuration Manager to configure the SMTP Server. The SMTP Server is used to send Emails about report processing or report delivery etc.

Configure SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS)

SQL Server Reporting Services is a server-based reporting platform that provides comprehensive reporting functionality for a variety of data sources. The reporting services point in Configuration Manager communicates with SQL Server Reporting Services to copy Configuration Manager reports to a specified report folder, to configure Reporting Services settings, and to configure Reporting Services security settings. Reporting Services connects to the Configuration Manager site database to retrieve data that is returned when you run reports.

To verify if that SQL Server Reporting Services is installed and running correctly, On the SQL installed SCCM Server, click Start, click All Programs, click Microsoft SQL Server 2016 and then click Reporting Services Configuration Manager.

In the Reporting Services Configuration Connection dialog box, specify the name of the server that is hosting SQL Server Reporting Services, on the menu, select the instance of SQL Server on which you installed SQL Reporting Services, and then click Connect.

On the Report Server Status page, verify that Report Service Status is set to Started. If it is not, click Start.

Configure Service Account

Apply Web service Url

Configure database as per below and Apply

Apply Web Portal Url and test the connection to the report folder.

Since we are not utilizing the other features, We can skip the other options like Email Settings & Subscription Settings.

Add Reporting Services Point Role 

The reporting services point is a site system role that must be configured on a server with Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services installed and running. Reporting Services Point role can be installed on a central administration site and primary sites, and on multiple site systems at a site and at other sites in the hierarchy. The reporting services point is not supported on secondary sites.

To install the Reporting Services Point role, Launch the Configuration Manager Console. Under Site Configuration, click on Sites. On the right hand side right click the Site and click “Add Site System Roles“.

Select Reporting Services Point role

Select Folder Name, Instance and Service account and Click Next

Review and Click Next and Add site System Wizard Completed Successfully and click Close

Now We can see the SRS Reporting Point in Component Status

Also we can see the Successful installation status on srsrp.log

Once installation is completed, launch SCCM console, navigate to Monitoring \ Reporting. On Right Pane, you will be able to see following links

Report Manager : http://sccm01/Report
Report Server : http://sccm01/ReportServer.

Click http://sccm01/Report and this will launch the web URL for reporting services where you can browse all kinds of reports specified under various categories

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Published by Tamilkovan

My name is Tamil Kovan and I work as a SCCM Lead at HCL. This is my blog where I will share tips and stuff for my own and everyone elses use on System Center related topics.

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