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SSRS 2005 Report Builder Install

Posted on 2010-08-20
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When I try to install Report Builder on my local machine from our new Reporting Services 2005 install, I get an error message that says "Application validation did not succeed."  A log is then created that contains the following information:

ERROR SUMMARY
      Below is a summary of the errors, details of these errors are listed later in the log.
      * Activation of http://server/ReportServer/ReportBuilder/ReportBuilder.application resulted in exception. Following failure messages were detected:
            + Reference in the manifest does not match the identity of the downloaded assembly ReportBuilder.exe.

ERROR DETAILS
      Following errors were detected during this operation.
      * [8/20/2010 1:19:56 PM] System.Deployment.Application.InvalidDeploymentException (RefDefValidation)
            - Reference in the manifest does not match the identity of the downloaded assembly ReportBuilder.exe.
            - Source: System.Deployment
            - Stack trace:
                  at System.Deployment.Application.DownloadManager.ProcessDownloadedFile(Object sender, DownloadEventArgs e)
                  at System.Deployment.Application.FileDownloader.DownloadModifiedEventHandler.Invoke(Object sender, DownloadEventArgs e)
                  at System.Deployment.Application.FileDownloader.OnModified()
                  at System.Deployment.Application.SystemNetDownloader.DownloadSingleFile(DownloadQueueItem next)
                  at System.Deployment.Application.SystemNetDownloader.DownloadAllFiles()
                  at System.Deployment.Application.FileDownloader.Download(SubscriptionState subState)
                  at System.Deployment.Application.DownloadManager.DownloadDependencies(SubscriptionState subState, AssemblyManifest deployManifest, AssemblyManifest appManifest, Uri sourceUriBase, String targetDirectory, String group, IDownloadNotification notification, DownloadOptions options)
                  at System.Deployment.Application.ApplicationActivator.DownloadApplication(SubscriptionState subState, ActivationDescription actDesc, Int64 transactionId, TempDirectory& downloadTemp)
                  at System.Deployment.Application.ApplicationActivator.InstallApplication(SubscriptionState& subState, ActivationDescription actDesc)
                  at System.Deployment.Application.ApplicationActivator.PerformDeploymentActivation(Uri activationUri, Boolean isShortcut, String textualSubId, String deploymentProviderUrlFromExtension, BrowserSettings browserSettings, String& errorPageUrl)
                  at System.Deployment.Application.ApplicationActivator.ActivateDeploymentWorker(Object state)

Any ideas as to what's going on?
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Try upgrading to the latest service pack of SQL Server. Link: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/913089
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Our install was on the latest service pack.  I never did find a solution, and ended up reinstalling Reporting Services.
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