Report Builder error -> Application installation did not succeed on SQL 2005 Reporting Services

Posted on 2006-04-06
Last Modified: 2008-01-09
Hi all,

First off, I am just getting exposed to SQL 2005 Reporting Services, so this is all new to me.  I am doing server administration for a group and they use this tool.  They are having what appears to be some permissions problems with it, so I was asked to install the necessary tools and try to test out the Report Builder.  When I installed the tools in SQL Enterprise 2005 and rebooted, I still can't run the Report builder.  When i click on the link, this is the message I get in a pop-up:

Title: Cannot Start Application
Message: Application installation did not succeed.  Cannot locate application files on the server.  Contact the application vendor or your administrator for assistance.

Here is the detailed message:

      Windows                   : 5.1.2600.131072 (Win32NT)
      Common Language Runtime       : 2.0.50727.42
      System.Deployment.dll             : 2.0.50727.42 (RTM.050727-4200)
      mscorwks.dll                   : 2.0.50727.42 (RTM.050727-4200)
      dfdll.dll                   : 2.0.50727.42 (RTM.050727-4200)
      dfshim.dll                   : 2.0.50727.42 (RTM.050727-4200)

      Deployment url                  :

      Below is a summary of the errors, details of these errors are listed later in the log.
      * Activation of resulted in exception. Following failure messages were detected:
            + Downloading did not succeed.
            + The remote server returned an error: (403) Forbidden.

      No transaction error was detected.

      There were no warnings during this operation.

      * [4/6/2006 9:09:00 AM] : Activation of has started.

      Following errors were detected during this operation.
      * [4/6/2006 9:09:00 AM] System.Deployment.Application.DeploymentDownloadException (Unknown subtype)
            - Downloading did not succeed.
            - Source: System.Deployment
            - Stack trace:
                  at System.Deployment.Application.SystemNetDownloader.DownloadSingleFile(DownloadQueueItem next)
                  at System.Deployment.Application.SystemNetDownloader.DownloadAllFiles()
                  at System.Deployment.Application.FileDownloader.Download(SubscriptionState subState)
                  at System.Deployment.Application.DownloadManager.DownloadManifestAsRawFile(Uri& sourceUri, String targetPath, IDownloadNotification notification, DownloadOptions options, ServerInformation& serverInformation)
                  at System.Deployment.Application.DownloadManager.DownloadDeploymentManifestDirectBypass(SubscriptionStore subStore, Uri& sourceUri, TempFile& tempFile, SubscriptionState& subState, IDownloadNotification notification, DownloadOptions options, ServerInformation& serverInformation)
                  at System.Deployment.Application.DownloadManager.DownloadDeploymentManifestBypass(SubscriptionStore subStore, Uri& sourceUri, TempFile& tempFile, SubscriptionState& subState, IDownloadNotification notification, DownloadOptions options)
                  at System.Deployment.Application.ApplicationActivator.PerformDeploymentActivation(Uri activationUri, Boolean isShortcut)
                  at System.Deployment.Application.ApplicationActivator.ActivateDeploymentWorker(Object state)
            --- Inner Exception ---
            - The remote server returned an error: (403) Forbidden.
            - Source: System
            - Stack trace:
                  at System.Net.HttpWebRequest.GetResponse()
                  at System.Deployment.Application.SystemNetDownloader.DownloadSingleFile(DownloadQueueItem next)

      No transaction information is available.

Any help you can offer would be greatly appreciated!

Question by:masterbaker
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    Accepted Solution

    Ok, so I got this working.  Using the fully qualified domain name for the server did not work.  However, when I just used the short name (http://qa-reports/.....) it worked.  So it was just an access problem as the FQDN did not allow Windows authentication to work properly.  Oh well!  I'm just glad it works.


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