Internet Explorer 10 and SSRS Report Builder
Hi there, I have a bit of a problem here that I'm hoping someone can help with. I have a laptop here that has Windows 8 and IE 10 installed on it and at the present time I can not get Report Builder to launch from the Reporting Manager. At present I've tried the following... 1. I've tried messing with the Compatibility View and added the site, the app still won't launch. 2. I've tried opening the developer tools and changing the browser mode to IE 8, again the app still won't launch and in fact the browser appears to take itself out of IE 8 mode when I try to run Report Builder. Adding the web site in the Compatibility View settings removed the error about needing to install .NET 3.5 (which is already installed), but all it did in the end is lead me to get a page saying "The page can't be displayed" etc. Am I looking at a bug here or am I missing something? Thanks for any help you can provide.
September 26th, 2012 12:16pm

Sounds like a bug but...? You should download Report Builder and try to install locally. If the bug is with ie 10, problem solved. If the bug is with win 8... not so solved.
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September 26th, 2012 11:37pm

Downloaded it to the server and ran it as the localhost, it works fine there. But the browser on the server is IE8, not IE10.
October 8th, 2012 12:09pm

Download and install on your laptop using the link above. Launch it from start screen rather than from browser.
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October 10th, 2012 11:50am

Download and install on your laptop using the link above. Launch it from start screen rather than from browser. It installs and runs just fine from the laptop that way. Unfortunately it will not connect to the Report Server (yes, I've entered the web service url and we have no proxy running in between). When I look at the version of Reporting Services on the server I am dealing with it displays 10.0.4000.0, I have no idea what that means. I can say however that everything SQL Server related says 2008 R2 on the server. There is a folder for SQL Server 2008 in there, but also one for 2008 R2. SQL Server BIDS connects to the server without a hitch however. I can pull down reports, modify them, and upload them all day long with that. But BIDS is not an option for some of our more light weight users. I'm sure I'm missing something obvious here. The pitfall of being trapped in the world of Cognos for 4 years and then hopping back in the SSRS saddle I guess.
October 11th, 2012 1:16pm

I think I may have found the problem... ReportBuilder 2.0 can connect to the report server without any problem at all. If memory serves, you could attach a SQL Server 2005 Express database to a full blown SQL Server 2005 instance and it would still be a SQL Server 2005 Express database unless you chose to upgrade it. Is the same true for SQL Server 2008 databases and SQL Server 2008 R2? That you can run a 2008 database on an R2 instance without actually upgrading it to be an R2 DB? If so, that is probably the entire problem.
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October 11th, 2012 2:55pm

Follow up, I just ran the following: DBCC TRACEON (3604); GO DBCC DBINFO GO DBCC TRACEOFF (3604); It returned a dbi of 661, or SQL Server 2008, if I have it right. The ReportServer database is not R2 and thereby why ReportBuilder 3.0 will not work. Upgrading the DB to R2 will likely solve the problem I assume.
October 11th, 2012 3:04pm

I am sure that will work. Try running it from the browser again once the db is upgraded to see if there is still a problem running it that way.
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October 13th, 2012 1:29am

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