Issue with running reports on machine that does not have report services

Issue with running reports on machine that does not have report services

Post by JC via SQL » Fri, 01 Apr 2005 01:59:09


I am trying to run reports from a web application. If I am on the machine
with reporting services then the report will pull up. If I try from a PC
that doesn't have reporting services I get a "Page cannot be displayed"
error. I have checked permissions on most everything I could think of.
Please help. I have been researching and trying to resolve this for over
two weeks. Thanks!

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Issue with running reports on machine that does not have report services

Post by Mike G » Fri, 01 Apr 2005 05:05:00

Do you mean you can't get to http://servername/reports from a remote
machine? Or are you trying to embed a report viewer control in an asp.net
app that's on a different machine?

Mike G.

 
 
 

Issue with running reports on machine that does not have report services

Post by JC via SQL » Fri, 01 Apr 2005 06:21:22

I can get the http//servername/reportserver to pull up after logging in as
an administrator, but what I need I will explain below.

I have a reportviewer embedded in my asp.net webapplication, but when I
click on the link from a PC that does not have report services loaded it
gives me the page cannot be displayed error.

Thanks!

Jill

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Issue with running reports on machine that does not have report services

Post by Mike G » Fri, 01 Apr 2005 06:48:59

The report control doesn't require anything to be installed with the
browser. It just renders an iframe that points to the reportserver. This
may sound silly, but just to be sure, perhaps did you specify localhost as
part of the serverurl property of the viewer? If you did, the iframe won't
be pointing at the remote report server, but would still be looking at
localhost a.k.a itself.

Even if you didn't use localhost, from the client, type in what's in the
serverurl property and make sure you can get to the server from the client.

Also, you can always do a view source on the page, look for the iframe and
take a look at the src property.

Mike G.
 
 
 

Issue with running reports on machine that does not have report services

Post by JC via SQL » Fri, 01 Apr 2005 07:34:12

Whoops...(blushes). I found where I had the localhost in the url. I
thought I had taken it out, but I must have not saved it. Thanks for that
tip.

The report is trying to come up now, but it prompts the user for a username
and password. I don't want the user to have to do that. Is there a way
around this?

Thanks!

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Issue with running reports on machine that does not have report services

Post by Mike G » Fri, 01 Apr 2005 08:32:49

What is IIS set to allow? For an intranet, you probably want just windows
integrated (not anonymous). Of course, that means giving giving the
users/groups the correct permissions to the reports in the report manager.

Mike G.