I am trying to connect to reporting services through ssms. I am getting a following error: "A connection to the computer cannot be established. Access is denied"

I have system administrator/system user privileges in report manager. I am also part of sysadmin group in a dev environment that I want to connect. I already opened port 80, 1433, checked all accesses on COM security. Anything else?

By the way, when I try to connect to the same server through reporting services configuration manager, it also doesn't allow me. It says "A connection to the computer cannot be established".

Details: I am using 2008 R2. It is a corporate server.

Is there something I am missing? Any info will be valued.

  • What happens when you try to connect locally? Also, SSL? Might need port 433 if it's set up to use SSL. May 2, 2014 at 21:15
  • I can connect locally. How can I check if it is SSL problem? May 5, 2014 at 20:53
  • Well, if you can connect locally, you know the problem is related to network access. Make sure reporting services are set up to accept remote connections, eliminate the firewall as a possible problem (by turning it off temporarily while you troubleshoot), etc. May 6, 2014 at 15:44

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Had The same issue and resolved by making my user that tries to connect with SSMS remotely to SSRS admin on the server

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