C H A P T E R  8

Deploying Reports

Throughout the lifecycle of a report—from creation to maintenance—administrators, developers, and now even end users using Report Builder need to continually deploy reports to the SSRS 2012 server. Deploying a report simply means uploading the RDL file onto the SSRS 2012 server so that your users can use it (for more information on the specifics of the RDL format of these reports, see Chapter 3).

Fortunately, SSRS 2012 provides several means for deploying reports:

Using the Report Manager interface through your Web browser: This simple method allows anyone with an RDL file and the proper SSRS permissions to upload it to the SSRS 2012 server. This can be especially useful if you’re developing your report’s ...

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