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Microsoft® SQL Server 2008 R2 Unleashed by Alex T. Silverstein, Chris Gallelli, Paul Bertucci, Ray Rankins

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Discontinued Functionality and Breaking Changes

With SSRS 2008, a number of features have been discontinued or significantly changed. They include

• SSRS 2008 no longer relies on Internet Information Services (IIS) at all. This means there are no IIS-based websites used by the platform in this release.

To process HTTP requests for SSRS web services, Report Manager ASPX pages, and other calls, SSRS 2008 now natively hosts the .NET Framework and ASP.NET.

SSRS ties directly in with operating-system–level (or kernel-mode) HTTP, listening for requests by way of the HTTP API (sometimes referred to as http.sys). This means that under the covers, SSRS registers its virtual paths (also known as URIs, for example, www.myserver.com/Reports) with http.sys ...

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