How to delete "Users Folders" from the Home...
Hello, all. I recently had to rebuild my Reports Server. Luckily I had all reports, data sources saved in a Viz Studio project so I just redeployed. My question is how do I delete this annoying "Users Folders" link from the Home folder. Clicking the "Users Folders" link, I see additional folders of the few users I have. I'd like to delete the Users Folders link altogether from the Home folder. However when I attempt to delete a folder or multi select and delete all of them, I get an error "The permissions granted to user 'SAWS\rhall' are insufficient for performing this operation. (rsAccessDenied)". I believe I am an Administrator on this server...or at least I should be. Can anyone help?Thanks in advance folks,Roz
February 4th, 2010 10:17pm

Hello, all. I recently had to rebuild my Reports Server. Luckily I had all reports, data sources saved in a Viz Studio project so I just redeployed. My question is how do I delete this annoying "Users Folders" link from the Home folder. Clicking the "Users Folders" link, I see additional folders of the few users I have. I'd like to delete the Users Folders link altogether from the Home folder. However when I attempt to delete a folder or multi select and delete all of them, I get an error "The permissions granted to user 'mydomain\username' are insufficient for performing this operation. (rsAccessDenied)". I am an Administrator on this server. Can anyone help?Thanks in advance folks,Roz
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February 5th, 2010 5:40pm

Hi,When opening the Reporting Manager, under the Home folder or "Users Folders", click the Properites tab to check if the role of this user(SAWS\rhall) is content manager. If not, the user has no permission to delete these folders.By the way, there are two categories of roles: system-level and item-level. If you want to do something about report items, such as report, folders.., you need to check the user item-level permissions. Please access http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa337491.aspx for more details about this.thanks,Jerry
February 8th, 2010 6:09am

Jerry, thanks for ther reply. This user, domain\username, does indeed have the Content Manager role; and still can't delete subfolders under the "User Folders" link. Any other ideas?Thanks againRoz
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February 16th, 2010 3:05pm

Sorry to say, but this is a bug. The folder gets created when you activate "Enable a My Reports folder for each user" in SQL Management Studio on the SSRS instance (funny thing is, the account used to create this folder is "NT Authority\SYSTEM" however we have SSRS running under a domain account. (So it should use the domain account and not the local system I would guess). When you later disable the "My Reports" feature this folder stays behind. (not a really proper clean up, the one who creates should also remove). However MSFT seems to have a different philosophy on this topic (as the registry leftovers after uninstalls prove often). You need to go to each users folder lowest level, there change the security back to the site security(it was overwriten for each individual user to put reports in there, when the normally only have browser rights), after that you can delete the folders. Something MSFT could have implemented when some body deactivates the "My Reports" functionality. But as said before, different philosophy on what is a clean working software.
October 20th, 2010 3:54pm

Thanks Ernesto. Resetting permissions on the subfolder is the piece I was missing. Chad
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February 11th, 2011 4:36pm

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