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Hi All, Recently I come to situation where I need to Configure Reporting services on server having configuration: Window server 2008 and IIS 7. I need to configure reports in manner, so User can access this reports thru External IP Address. I found configuration for IIS 7.0, so user can access reports externally. To able to access the reports externally, do the steps as mentioned below:
As, I mentioned in my post, Load Reports without SQL SERVER Reporting Service with Asp.Net, we can develop a report without SQL SERVER Reporting Service. That is very simple to do with Microsoft Visual Studio. Please follow the following steps to generate simple report which can be load in browser without SQL SERVER Reporting Service.
Recently, we have weekly meetings with my team and one of developer is come up with question that, "Can we use Reports without having SQL SERVER Report Services?". That is very good question that came up by him, as he says client does not want to have SQL SERVER Reporting Services. Client SQL SERVER is hosted at Shared Hosting and does not want to extra pay to use SQL SERVER Reporting Service.
Report is a better presentation of data. From report user/Management can easily analyze the information. Report is easy to explain such information like Sales graph, profitability etc.. SQL SERVER provides rich kind of report that can be easily generated from SQL SERVER and send it to user/management in different formats like Excel, word, HTML etc..SSRS (SQL SERVER Reporting Services) also supports CHARTS which is very useful when we need to develop reports for Management.
Many times I found that the Reporting service is configured to access as "Anonymous Access", so any user having URL can access reports from external world. Ideally it should be access by only users/application. For that SQL SERVER Reporting service should not be accessed by "Anonymous Access". It also prevents Report server from unauthorized access. NOTE: In shared hosting, Hosting provider provides username/password and only those users can get access to the reports for that specific user.