Chapter 3. Understanding deployment scenarios
Because SQL Server 2012, including Reporting Services, is not a single application but consists of multiple components, there are multiple ways to implement it in your organization. In this chapter, we review the most common deployment scenarios for “out-of-the-box” Reporting Services. For each scenario, there are several key considerations to help you decide which deployment is best suited for your environment.
In the simplest deployment scenario, all SQL Server components coexist on the same computer, as shown in Figure 3-1. This is a suitable approach to use whether you need to set up a developer’s laptop as an isolated environment for experimenting with design strategies ...