Cannot Administrator SQL Server 2008 Reporting Services on Windows 2008 R2 just finished installing SQL Server 2008 Reporting Services on Windows 2008 Server R2.  After all the settings were configured in Report Configuration Manager.  I went to http://servername/reports/, to find I don’t have any access.  I couldn’t see the “Site Settings” link, and the Content/Properties tabs were missing on Home Page.

Local Administrators are suppose to have access to http://servername/reports/.  I checked the ReportServer database on SQL Server to make sure nothing was wrong; namely checking the Users table to make sure BUILTIN\Administrators was listed in users that had access.

I also confirmed the report server install files logs to make sure no component was missed or such.  And than I looked into report server log file and I found possible issue with port 80 conflict.  I resolved this issue by turning off IIS however the original issue continued to persist.

Digging further into the configuration of Windows server I found “User Account Control (UAC)” was turned on. With UAC on even though I was part of Local Administrator group that part of my permission was not passed into the web browser.  Thus making it impossible to configure the reporting services but if I start Internet Explore with Right Click -> Run as Administrator option; I was able to access the administrator functionality with in Reporting Services.


  1. Wikipedia. User Control Account. Link.
  2. TechNet. User Account Control and SQL Server. Link.


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