IMPORTANT: You must be logged on to your server or PC as the LOCAL ADMINISTRATOR during installation. You can use the software as a normal user after installation is complete, but we highly recommend that you carry out the installation process as a LOCAL ADMINISTRATOR in order to ensure trouble-free use afterwards.
Please ensure at least ONE of the following 32 or 64-bit Operating Systems are in place with all the latest service packs and/or updates installed. Operating Systems listed below is a pre-requisite when installing SQL-RD on a new server.
Please ensure at least ONE of the following 32 or 64-bit Operating Systems are in place with all the latest service packs and/or updates installed. Operating systems listed below is a pre-requisite when updating a currently installed SQL-RD instance.
Please ensure ALL of the following are in place:
You may have multiple versions of .NET Framework installed. However, 3.5 and 4.6.1 must be installed as it has components that other versions do not have.
UAC only needs to be turned off during the SQL-RD installation process. It may be turned back on once the installation process is complete.
Disk Space and Memory/RAM requirements will vary based on report outputs. However, you will need to have at least 1 GB of free disk space on your primary drive for SQL-RD to install properly, even if you will be installing SQL-RD on a secondary drive. Most disk space used during the installation process will be returned after the first use of the software.
If you will use extended Output functions (e.g. Email, Excel Bursting, Merging, Document Properties, etc.), please ensure that ONE of the following is in place with all of the latest service packs and/or updates installed:
If you use Exchange to process email, please ensure that ONE of the following is in place with all the latest service packs and/or updates installed:
Integration with other versions of Exchange may work even if the latest service packs are not installed, but some functionality may error or be unavailable. For best results, please ensure you have applied the latest service pack and all updates.
If you use SMTP to process email, please ensure that ALL of the following are in place:
If you do not know your mailbox security credentials or are unsure if your server allows relaying, please contact your Email Administrator.
SQL-RD installs a background application scheduler by default. However, if you wish to use the Windows (NT) Service Scheduler, you can do so by going to Options > Scheduling and clicking the radio button next to Use NT Service.
Prior to using the NT Service Scheduler, you must ensure ALL of the of the following:
If you need assistance with any of the pre-requisites listed above, please contact your system administrator.
SQL-RD will export and distribute reports served by various versions of SSRS. Please ensure that you are running at least ONE of the following versions:
SQL-RD can be used to interface with various versions of SQL Server. Please ensure you are using at least ONE of the following versions:
If you use the default local SQL Server instance that the SQL-RD installer creates, the database will install using the free SQL Server 2016 Express edition.
You can use SQL-RD to interface with, and manage, multiple instances of SSRS servers. Simply point the application to the server's URL to connect to the reports that are stored on that server. This makes SQL-RD an important tool for managing multiple SSRS installations (local and remote) from a single application interface. You can even mix and match the different version of SSRS.
For Example: Report 1 come from an SSRS 2005 installation, but Report 2 comes from an SSRS 2008 R2 installation, and so on.