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Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Upgrade Advisor

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I ran the Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Upgrade Advisor and received 2 warnings and 1 Advisory. Is anyone familiar with these? If so, how to resolve them?

Warning - When to Fix - Before Upgrade
Virtual directories are unspecified:
Virtual directories for the report server or Report Manager were not found for the instance to be upgraded. Upgrade can continue, but the upgraded report server will not have URLs defined for it.
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Warning - When to Fix - Before Upgrade
Obsolete extensions were detected on the report server computer:
The report server is configured to use one or more extensions that were deprecated in a previous release. Upgrade can continue, but the deprecated functionality will not longer be available on the upgraded report server. Discontinued extensions include:
HTML OWC rendering extension
HTML 3.2 rendering extension

How can I check if I use these exensions?
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Advisory
Reporting Services 2005 web service security group migration:
The Report Server Web service group that is associated with this SQL Server instance will be deleted during the upgrade process. Before you upgrade, backup any custom Access Control Lists (ACLs) or users who belong to this group, and then transfer them to the SQL Server 2008 Report Server Windows group after upgrade successfully completes.
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How much do you do with SSRS? If the answer is "nothing", then you can disregard all of this. If you haven't specified the Virtual Directories to use for SSRS, then I'm guessing you're not actually using it.

If you use SSRS a lot on that server, then you should have a think about anything that you may have done to customised your installation (for the security advisory). Think about any subscriptions (or custom code) that may be using the HTML 3.2 export format (unlikely to be any). If you know of any, have them switch to HTML 4 instead.

But the fact that it's asking you about the virtual directories suggests to me that you're not using SSRS, and that your upgrader won't have any problems.

Rob
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Thats not good, because we heavily use SSRS. And it works just fine. We have several reports that use email subscriptions. I did not do any customizations except SSRS is not part of the default instance (MSSQLSERVER). Its setup as a separate instance (SQLSERVER). I think that's the only thing that's customized. Any way to fix this virtual directories problem?

Any articles out there for this???

I don't think I we use HTML 3.2, but I'm not sure. All I know is that we created SSRS in summer of 2008. We have been developing reports in SQL Server Business Intelligence Development Studio. We never touched the coding behind the reports, we only altered the SQL code and the Layout.
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I am attaching a snapshot of IIS on the SQL Server. I hope this helps to determine if anything looks out of the ordinary, and if any customization might have taken place.
SQLserverIIS.bmp
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Oh, there's the thing. You're upgrading ONE instance at a time. It's probably complaining about how ssrs is set up on the default instance, which isn't being used.

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It says: Upgrade can continue, but the upgraded report server will not have URLs defined for it.

I hope you are correct in that I am upgrading one instance at a time and that the Upgrade Advisor is wrong. However, just to be on the safe side, what if I upgrade the report server and it will not have URLs defined for it.

What can I do to restore the URLs? Will I be totally screwed at that point, or is there a way out?
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Then you run SSRS Config and set them.

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