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multiple Reporting Services servers or instances???

Posted on 2011-09-16
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We have SQL 2005 server with RS already installed and being used by an app (Noetix if it matters) and now we have another app that needs to use RS.  

I ran into this before when my manager wanted Team Foundation Server installed and I found that even if I installed RS on another server and used a different database, it still clobbered the original reporting config on the SQL server.

I'm just a sysadmin and don't know what I'm talking about so be gentle. ;)

is there some way that we can have 2 different apps that need RS hosted on the same SQL server without them using the same RS instance (if that's the right term)?
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by:JestersGrind
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Yes, you can have multiple instances of SSRS on the same server.  This MS link talks about how to do it.

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms403426%28v=sql.90%29.aspx

Greg

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thanks for the link!

The article mentions having multiple instances on the same SQL server, so I'm wondering if I can have RS installed on the SQL server using one instance and another instance running from RS on a separate server?
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Sure, you can have SSRS running on multiple servers too.

Greg

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by:danm66
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Thanks for the help.  I had some issues with it not allowing me to view the /reports webpage but it, apparently, needed time after installatio to complete.  I was getting various errors after installation but the next day another admin checked and it was working.  
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