How To: Reportviewer Add-On - Web Developer 2008 Express

I have (shared) Grid Hosting with - I want to produce some reports that are driven by stored procs developed on a MS SQL 2005 DB on the same Hosting Plan. I want to get by with the least amount of cost here... Can I / Is it possible to produce reports with the ReportViewer - WITHOUT a report server / Reporting Services???

I can build the req stored procs & report definition files - I just do not want the extra cost associated w/ SSRS...  Can this be done?
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As far as I am aware, you need to install the report server components to the SQL database server.  Since that is essentially just a database and some stored procedures, then if you have admin access to the MSSQL server, then you should be able to implement the reporting services.

Ted BouskillSenior Software DeveloperCommented:
meverest is correct.  Reports have to be rendered using the Reporting Services.  So, no you cannot do this.  (Give the points to meverest)
According to this ...

As long as you are running ReportViewer in local mode then the processing is done on the client site.  "In Local processing mode, the ReportViewer control runs within the client application and the report processing is performed as a local process on the client machine where actual application is running."

It goes on to state: "To use remote processing mode, you must have a licensed copy of SQL Server 2005 Reporting Services."

This is further backed up by this article from MS ...

If you can do the local processing then give it a try, it should work.

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ValentinoVBI ConsultantCommented:
Here's a site that contains a lot of info on using the ReportViewer for client-side report generation:

I'm not sure though if all this is supported using the Express edition of Visual Studio (which I assume you're using as it's one of the zones of this question).  According to this page, it should be supported in 2005 if you're using the Web Developer version:
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