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Reporting Services Authentication

Posted on 2009-07-16
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I don't know what I did wrong but I cannot access my SSRS instance.  It keeps prompting me for a username/password.  The SSRS instance is installed on a seperate web server.  I've tried every possible combination of usernames/passwords that I have and it still doesn't authenticate me.  Does anyone have any suggestions?  I probably set it up incorrectly, this is my first time using SSRS.  I'm losing hope....

Windows Service Identity
Built-In Account: Local System

Database Setup
Credentials Type: SQL Server Credentials

I don't know if those are any help.  I'm using SQL Server 2005.
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In the IIS configuration for that site, make sure that ONLY "Windows Integrated Authentication" is selected.  Sometimes having anonymous and integrated on at the same time will cause that to happen.
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Still didn't work.  I tried checking "Anonymous" (just to see what would happen) and I got the following error message:

The Report Server Windows service 'ReportServer' is not running. The service must be running to use Report Server. (rsReportServerServiceUnavailable) Get Online Help

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mmeisel,
Did that solution really work for you or not?  Your comment said it did not, but then you accepted it without any clarification, but 2 months later.  Other people follow these questons to learn from them or solve similar problems and this does not present a clear answer.
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