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We are using SSRS 2008.

Is there a way to show a default error page if there is an error in the Reporting Services? If so how do I go about doing this?

Currently getting the following error.....

Service Unavailable

HTTP Error 503. The service is unavailable.

When this error comes up I want to do a page re-direct to another page with a nice Message on it.

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The ReportManager web UI for SSRS is just Asp.Net Forms. So you have the usual options. For example:

You can use web.config and setup the customErrors tag to handle the appropriate uncaught exceptions in the ReportManager application.

Additionally, you could do what I did: Create your own IHttpModule and use the Init(HttpApplication context) method to hookup your own EventHandler to the HttpContext.Error event. From there, you can capture the underlying exception, decide what to do about it, and generate your own nice message. You could even go so far as to do a Server.Transfer to a custom .aspx page to make it easier to craft a nice message---instead of embedding your Html directly in your code.

This approach works in SSRS 2008 as well as SSRS 2012.

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