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Smart Business Intelligence Solutions with Microsoft® SQL Server® 2008 by Kevin S. Goff Lynn Langit Davide Mauri, Sahil Malik, and John C. Welch

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Installing and Configuring Reporting Services

As mentioned previously in this chapter, a major change to SSRS in SQL Server 2008 is the removal of the dependency on IIS. This change was driven by customer demand, and it makes SSRS more attractive in environments where the installation of IIS would have posed an unacceptable security risk (or administrative burden). In fact, there is a SQL Server Books Online entry describing how you need to configure IIS to prevent conflicts if you choose to install both SSRS and IIS side by side on the same server: "Deploying Reporting Services and Internet Information Services Side-by-Side."

The first consideration when installing SSRS is, of course, on which physical server (or servers) to install its components. ...

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