Thursday, February 4, 2016

Problem with SQL Server 2014 Report Builder 3 and the fix

This problem surfaced while installing SQL Server 2104 Report Builder on a Windows 10 (x64) Pro machine which has a SQL Server 2014 (x64) Developer Edition installed and a properly configured Report Server.

The Report Builder software was downloaded from this Microsoft Site:
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=42301


ReportBuilder_01

Double clicking the downloaded MSI file above started the installation. The program looks for a target report server and it was provided as shown:


ReportBuilder_02

The Report Server and the Report Manager both do not have any problem. However this ends up with an unsuccesful installation with this message:


ReportBuilder_03

The work around for this is to not provide a target report server and ccontinue with the installation. The installation succeeds this time. After a little while an gets added to the All Icons group as shown.


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