Report Manager Will Not Display (SQL Server 2005)

Posted on 2009-05-04
Last Modified: 2012-06-21
Hi, I posted another question kinda regarding this but I got the question all confused so I thought I'd open a fresh one.

Installed SQL 2005 on Windows 2003 Server RC2.  Everything seems to be working... this is just a demo machine... so its not really set up officially and on a domain.  Its basically just using local administrator account for access.  

Navigating to the /localhost/Reports$InstanceName gives me an http 500 error message that says:
The website cannot display the page
Most likely causes:
The website is under maintenance
The website has a programming error

I've tried messing with the anonymous login ... I've tried playing with the AppPool in IIS and Reporting services configuration... but nothing seems to change what it displays.

Also, if you go to the report server via http://localhost/reportserver$instancename it displays the service listing out the contents and showing me the directories on the report server.  I am also able to click on the reports and open them.  So, something is working it seems to be something with IIS?

Any help is appreciated... trying to set this machine up for a demo...
Question by:Roxanne25
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 3
  • 2
  • 2
LVL 13

Expert Comment

ID: 24302419
Never seen it with the need for $InstanceName on the end of the URL.

What happens if you remove it?

Author Comment

ID: 24303113
It doesn't work.  Has to have the instance name.  I named the instance.
LVL 13

Expert Comment

ID: 24303840
The instance only refers to SQL Server; Not reporting services.

Have you completed the SSRS configuration correctly via the Reporting Services Config tool?
Increase Agility with Enabled Toolchains

Connect your existing build, deployment, management, monitoring, and collaboration platforms. From Puppet to Chef, HipChat to Slack, ServiceNow to JIRA, Splunk to New Relic and beyond, hand off data between systems to engage the right people.

Connect with xMatters.


Author Comment

ID: 24304741
Yes.  And it is all green checkmarks.  The database is named that way yes but so is reporting services.  Everywhere even in IIS the named instance is there.  As I said if you remove the named instance from the Url it does not work at all.
LVL 27

Expert Comment

by:Chris Luttrell
ID: 24311577
St3veMax, Roxanne25 is correct here, if you are installing Reporting Services on a Named Instance it will default to including the Instance Name on it.  It is required if you also have a Default Instance of Reporting Services.

Accepted Solution

Roxanne25 earned 0 total points
ID: 24475256
I fixed it by reinstalling windows and everything... not sure what the problem was. :(  Thanks though.
LVL 27

Expert Comment

by:Chris Luttrell
ID: 24475420
Sorry you had to resort to that.

Featured Post

Independent Software Vendors: We Want Your Opinion

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Written by Valentino Vranken. Introduction: The first step of creating a SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) report involves setting up a connection to the data source and programming a dataset to retrieve data from that data source.  The data…
A phishing scam that claims a recipient’s credit card details have been “suspended” is the latest trend in spoof emails.
If you're a developer or IT admin, you’re probably tasked with managing multiple websites, servers, applications, and levels of security on a daily basis. While this can be extremely time consuming, it can also be frustrating when systems aren't wor…
Michael from AdRem Software explains how to view the most utilized and worst performing nodes in your network, by accessing the Top Charts view in NetCrunch network monitor ( Top Charts is a view in which you can set seve…

717 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question