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The Reporting Server Instance could not be found

26 June,2017 by Tom Collins

The error The Reporting Server Instance could not be found is appearing when I attempt to connect to a newly installed SQL Server Reporting Services Instance .

The service is appearing as started , but then when I attempt to connect The Reporting Server Instance could not be found

 How can I troubleshoot this error message?

Answer: The error message The Reporting Server Instance could not be found  occurs mainly when the SSRS configuration has not completed. Or the configuration has completed - but for some reason some errors have occurred

You will need to use the Reporting Services Configuration Tool . To access the Configuration Tool ,  follow this access path. You can also go straight to the file  for example: "C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SQL Server\110\Tools\Binn\RSConfigTool"

  1. Start> Programs> Microsoft SQL Server 2012> Configuration Tools> Reporting Services Configuration

Check web services identity and the windows service identity. You may also confirm you’ve set up a Web services url. By fixing these problems , it is likely you will be able to connect.

Also check for any other Errors appearing on the Configuration tool




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