2.3. Installing Reporting Services in SharePoint Integrated Mode
As detailed earlier in this chapter in the "Deployment Topologies for SharePoint Integration" section, Reporting Services can be installed either on a standalone server or on multiple servers. The recommended SharePoint deployment approach for most organizations will at a minimum have two servers, where one server is used for SharePoint and the other server is for the database server. Therefore, in this section, we will detail the steps to install Reporting Services in SharePoint integrated mode on multiple servers, assuming that you have SharePoint already deployed at your organization.
Assuming that we have two servers, the following sections detail the steps to install reporting services in SharePoint integrated mode.
The installation process includes the following steps:
Install Reporting Services on SQL Server 2008.
Configure Reporting Services using the configuration wizard.
Install SharePoint on the report server.
Install the Reporting Services Add-in for SharePoint.