Installing SQL Server 2005 Reporting Services on Vista Ultimate is hell. At least that is my experience after hours and hours at it.
Currently, I am trying to figure out why nothing works/displays in the browser. If I select my reporting manager directory within IIS 7 and click on Basic Settings/Test Settings I get the error listed at the end of this message. The same for the virtual directory for the reportServer.
Within IIS if I right click on each of the directories and edit permission I can see that I have given full control to for the username myComputer/ReportServer200
5 for both directories. The Reporting Services Configuration application shows that the windows service identity is Service Account myComputer/ReportServer200
5 and the Windows Account option is checked. The web services are running under the DefaultAppPool.
If I enter URL http://myComputer/Reports/
I get a page of stuff but the main message is that 'the request is not available in this context'. Checking the event log shows an event code of Event code: 3005, Event message: An unhandled exception has occurred' and :
Process ID: 8008
Process name: w3wp.exe
Account name: NT AUTHORITY\NETWORK SERVICE
Exception type: HttpException
Exception message: Request is not available in this context
Request URL: http://rprice-laptop/Reports/home.aspx
Request path: /Reports/home.aspx
If I try URL http://myComputer/Reports/
I get a web application on this server is unavailable, nothing in the event log and no real indication of what is wrong.
The server is configured to use pass-through authentication with a built-in account to access the specified physical path. However, IIS Manager cannot verify whether the built-in account has access. Make sure that the application pool identity has Read access to the physical path. If this server is joined to a domain, and the application pool identity is NetworkService or LocalSystem, verify that <domain>\<computer_name>$ has Read access to the physical path. Then test these settings again.