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Microsoft System Center Reporting Cookbook by Samuel Erskine, Dieter Gasser, Kurt Van Hoecke, Nasira Ismail

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Creating data sources

This recipe provides the steps you must follow to create data sources. There are two kinds of data sources: embedded and shared. The steps provided show how to create these two types of data sources for your reports.

Getting ready

You must have installed the Report Builder application using one of the two options discussed in the Installing Report Builder recipe.

How to do it...

In this recipe, we will create a data source for an SCCM database. The recipe will demonstrate how to create an embedded data source and a shared data source.

Creating an embedded data source

Follow these steps to create an embedded data source:

  1. Launch the Report Builder application using the Report Manager Website option by navigating to http://<ServerN ...

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