REQUEST FOR MICROSOFT --> PLEASE ADDRESS THE ISSUES WITH http://localhost/Report in SSRS!!!
We will be happy to help you with any specific questions that you have... We have an active forum (a search for “report” yields 51,500,000 hits). Localhost is a generic identifier that is very commonly used by IT Pros when testing. There is nothing abnormal in 0.388% of posts on our Forum having such a common keyword in them. If there is a specific issue you’re struggling with, we’re all here to help you answer it. You can also look at many of these posts as the majority of them have actually been answered...Maybe you will find the answer to your specific questions or problem.... For example, one of the typical problem that we hear about is that if you open IE on your local box (and even if you are logged on as admin on the box), IE actually doesn’t run as admin and you have to explicitly run IE as admin to be able to browse to http://localhost/reports the first time to be able to setup security permissions. Hope this helps you... Thierry D'hers [MS], This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.
February 26th, 2011 5:30am

But did you read any of the 200,000 messages other people posted? Can't someone at Microsoft take ownership of this issue? Wouldn't that be in their best interest??
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February 26th, 2011 5:33am

Just do a search for localhost: http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Search/en-US/?Query=localhost&StartIndex=80&rn=SQL+Server+Reporting+Services+Forum&rq=meta%3aSearch.MSForums.ForumID%28055ccfc1-78f5-46ff-8171-33f8ff760a7c%29+site%3amicrosoft.com Over 150,000 people took the time to post their frustrations with getting SSRS to use http://localhost/Report LOOK AT ALL OF THEM! Wait, here are 50,000 more!... https://encrypted.google.com/search?hl=en&biw=1612&bih=1026&q=http%3A%2F%2Flocalhost%2FReport+ssrs&aq=f&aqi=&aql=&oq= What this means is there are tens of thousands of SQL users who are having problems getting reports to work. This makes your product much MUCH less useful. It probably makes some people give up on SSRS and switch to Crystal Reports, or even to Oracle or MySQL or something else entirely. SOMEONE AT MICROSOFT -- could you ***PLEASE*** read through the problems people are having, and write a comprehensive article that addresses all of these issues? This would help YOU and your company a lot! At least 200,000 people would thank you!
February 26th, 2011 6:08am

If you have found what you believe is a bug with SQL Server, or suggestions for improvements post it at http://connect.microsoft.com/SQLServer Otherwise if there is a specific issue others users on this forum can help you with please raise it here.
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February 26th, 2011 6:16am

So, I agree. It can be tough to get connected to the Report Manager if you don't know the secret handshake--or so it can seem. Start with the Reporting Services Configuration Manager application. Click on the Report Manager URL. It shows the correct URL with the port assigned for you. Mine is http://betavw5:80/reports_ss2k8r2. Notice that I don't (ever) use LocalHost as it does not consistently work for me and if you enable SSL it won't work unless the cert is bound to LocalHost. Note as well that the Reports page is also annotated with the Reporting Services's instance name. In my case that's "SS2K8R2". I'm giving a webinar on Reporting Services March 8-11 that you might find useful. See my blog for details. __________________________________________________________________ William Vaughn Mentor, Consultant, Trainer, MVP http://betav.com http://betav.com/blog/billva http://www.hitchhikerguides.net Hitchhikers Guide to Visual Studio and SQL Server (7th Edition) Please click the Mark as Answer button if a post solves your problem!
February 26th, 2011 6:36am

No offence - but what you have said is a bit confusing. You claim that a search for 'localhost' that yields 150,000 results means 150,000 people are complaining about using http://localhost/reports ? "What this means is there are tens of thousands of SQL users who are having problems getting reports to work." Just because a search for a specific term yields x results,I don't see how that automatically means that x people are complaining about a specific technology that contains that term? Perhaps if you have a specific issue you can raise it and we will be able to help you.
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February 26th, 2011 6:52am

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