I've installed SQL Server 2005 with Reporting Services on Windows 7 Ultimate x64 and when I try to configure it when clicking on "Windows Service Identity" I get this error message:

There was an error while switching panels. The most likely cause is an error retrieving WMI properties. The exception details are:

InvalidArgument=Value of '1' is not valid for 'SelectedIndex'.
Parameter name: SelectedIndex

Here is a screenshot: error message


This problem disappeared after I installed SP3 for SQL Server. I have problems on the next panes though.

Now on the Web Service Identity pane the ASP.net service account textbox is empty, I select classic app pool for both dropdowns -> click apply and I get an error "There was an error setting the identity for the web service. The previously set identity will be used." and the details:

ReportServicesConfigUI.WMIProvider.WMIProviderException: The account name is not valid. Specify an account in the form domain\alias.
   at ReportServicesConfigUI.WMIProvider.RSReportServerAdmin.SetWebServiceIdentity(String applicationPool)
  • Details on the errors? Apr 16, 2010 at 13:56
  • @Omu: are you running the config utility as an admin?
    – MattB
    Apr 16, 2010 at 13:58
  • @MattB no I wasn't running it as an admin but I have my UAC turned off anyway, I tried now running it as an admin, and it's the same thing
    – Omu
    Apr 19, 2010 at 6:53
  • @Jason Cumberland I've added the details
    – Omu
    Apr 19, 2010 at 6:59

3 Answers 3


Try setting up a new application pool (I'm assuming you had it use an existing one but I could be wrong.) and set the user to one of the predefined ones, I use Network Service for just about everything. If this is on a workstation that is not joined to a domain then the domain\username thing won't really work unless it's "workstationname\username" and you use a local account. Network Service is the safest route here. Also check to make sure that Network Service is set up to be in the local group named IIS_WPG on the workstation and that this user has full control on the report server and report manager directories.


ok, I found the solution, all I had to do is:

on a clean Windows 7 Ultimate install,

  • install IIS with all the required components for reporting services
  • install sql server with reporting services (and don't start the configuration tool)
  • install SP3 for sql server
  • check for windows updates and install all of them than check again
  • run the config tool as an administator and everything is configured (green) already

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