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I have installed SQL Sever 2012 along with Reporting Services.

I have configured Reporting Services using the Reporting Services Configuration Manager. It seems like the service is running properly, however I am unable to log in to it using any account.

I have tried using :

  • the built-in Administrator account, added to the sysadmin role in SQL Server.
  • another account, the one that was used to install SQL Server, also a sysadmin and a member of the Administrators group.

I have tried both logging in to the Report Manager in IE (also tried to run IE as Administrator as sometimes suggested) and via SSMS.

I am trying to log in locally.

I can tell that the service is running because when I try to log in to the Report Manager, I seen the following error in the familiar web interface:

The request failed with HTTP status 401: Unauthorized.


Added screenshots are requested


The connection goes through without a problem

Server Details

Report Manager

As you can see I have changed the default port. I started with 80 but it wasn't working and site I already have IIS serving websites on port 80 I thought it was safer to use another port.

Advanced Settings

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What version of IIS are you using? – Wesley Apr 26 '12 at 3:32
I am using IIS 7.5 on Windows Server 2008 R2 Web Edition. – Xavier Apr 26 '12 at 3:38
SSRS doesn't use IIS. Can you post some screenshots of the SSRS configuration manager? – mrdenny Apr 26 '12 at 5:56
I have added the screenshots. – Xavier Apr 26 '12 at 6:26
up vote 0 down vote accepted

Couldn't figure out what was wrong with the installation. I ended up uninstalling and reinstalling under the Administrator account, and then I could log in to SSRS as Administrator.

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