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SQL Server 2016 Reporting Services Cookbook by Robert C. Cain, Dinesh Priyankara

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Connecting Report Builder to Reporting Services

During the installation of Report Builder, you were asked the address of your SSRS Web Service URL. This was an optional step, and you might have skipped over it.

If you plan to run all of your reports in Report Builder, and never deploy them, then entering this information is not important. However, it is much more likely users will wish to generate reports, and then share them with coworkers via SSRS Report Portal. Thus, they will need to enter this into Report Builder.

In addition, they may need to update this address depending on what server the reports will be deployed to. It is quite common to have multiple SSRS servers set up within a larger enterprise, serving various departments or locations. ...

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