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What is Microsoft Recommodations for : keeping sql server report services and database engine installed on the same box. - For SQL 2008.
For SQL 2005 it was recommended that these two components should be installed on separate servers, Does the same recommodation still apply for SQL 2008?
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Always good idea to keep both separate.

For your satisfaction, please read:

http://stackoverflow.com/questions/190512/sql-server-separate-database-for-reports
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Yes, I think it is always a good idea to separate the two. However I am assuming that you are not going to report on millions of records. Otherwise you would not have asked this question.
If I am right you can host them on the same server. However I would have created a separate database just for reports. This gives you some flexibility. For example: you can put the database in a read only state. This helps a lot with performance and deadlocks.
If you want to chat more, let me know. Otherwise I apologise for the assumption.
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