We have had a recurring, and very annoying problem on some of our live servers – when trying to access any folder in IIS called “reports” it was asking for additional login information, and not showing the actual content from the folder. A bit of digging revealed that the culprit was SQL Server 2008 R2 Reporting Services.

Turning off Reporting Services didnt have any effect, we just got a 503 Error.


Click on Start

Type in Reporting Services Configuration Manager

Click on Report Manager URL on the left hand side of the Reporting Services Configuration Manager – by default it is set to “Reports”, as you can see here, we have already changed ours to “SQLReports”

Please leave a comment if this has helped you resolve the same problem we had!

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