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.

Single-server deployment

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 ...

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