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An error occurred while parsing the configuration file. The ReportServerVirtualDirectory element is missing.

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Please help me get past the error below when trying to access the Reports home page for SRS 2005 on Windows 2008 with IIS 7.0.
Server Error in '/SRS' Application.
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An error occurred while parsing the configuration file. The ReportServerVirtualDirectory element is missing. 
Description: An unhandled exception occurred during the execution of the current web request. Please review the stack trace for more information about the error and where it originated in the code. 
 
Exception Details: System.Exception: An error occurred while parsing the configuration file. The ReportServerVirtualDirectory element is missing.
 
Source Error: 
 
An unhandled exception was generated during the execution of the current web request. Information regarding the origin and location of the exception can be identified using the exception stack trace below.  
 
Stack Trace: 
 
 
[Exception: An error occurred while parsing the configuration file. The ReportServerVirtualDirectory element is missing.]
   Microsoft.ReportingServices.Diagnostics.RSConfiguration.ThrowElementMissing(String element) +45
   Microsoft.ReportingServices.Diagnostics.UIConfiguration.ParseXML(XmlNode node, RSConfiguration configObject) +1281
   Microsoft.ReportingServices.Diagnostics.RSConfiguration.ParseDocument() +1017
   Microsoft.ReportingServices.Diagnostics.RSConfiguration.Load() +48
 
[ServerConfigurationErrorException: The report server has encountered a configuration error. See the report server log files for more information.]
   Microsoft.ReportingServices.Diagnostics.RSConfiguration.Load() +171
   Microsoft.ReportingServices.Diagnostics.RSConfiguration.Construct(String configFileName) +67
   Microsoft.ReportingServices.Diagnostics.RSConfiguration..ctor(String configFileName, String location) +298
   Microsoft.ReportingServices.Diagnostics.RSConfigurationManager..ctor(String configFileName, String configLocation) +121
   Microsoft.ReportingServices.UI.Global.get_ConfigurationManager() +102
   Microsoft.ReportingServices.UI.GlobalApp.Application_Start(Object sender, EventArgs e) +32

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Disregard...I solved:

Solution:

You have to find the RSWebApplication.config file and put this on the fourth line:

<ReportServerVirtualDirectory>ReportServer</ReportServerVirtualDirectory>
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