The introduction of SSRS also brings up more interesting capabilities as we have been seeing in the last chapters. Here is another interesting aspect to add to the list; the SSRS report logs. The SSRS reports log key usage parameters into the system automatically. The free report log viewer tool can unravel a lot of useful production data that helps to understand what reports are being used, what is consuming a lot of time, and what reports fail. This recipe will throw some light on how to configure and use the log viewer for this purpose.
Download the SSRS report log viewer and install it from: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=24774.