Another dirty trick played by an antivirus

A PFE colleague from Italy, recently exposed the following situation in an internal distribution list: From: <removed_to_protect_identities> Sent: Wednesday, July 18, 2012 8:36 AM To: <removed_to_protect_identities> Subject: Report hanging when rendering on IE9 Hi there, I am browsing a set of reports on RS2008 Sp3 with Internet Explorer 8 and IE9. When browsing with IE8,…

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Be careful with setting the SessionTimeout system property to a value out of the [10, 2147483647] range (SSRS 2008 R2)

Most of the functionality implemented in the web service that requires getting the value of any system property doesn’t read it directly from the ReportServer Catalog. Instead, it uses a set of members from the Microsoft.ReportingServices.Library.Global class that ultimately expose those system properties. The reason why it’s been made that way is because that class…

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Is this OperationNotSupportedNativeModeException exception expected?

If your instance of Reporting Services is not installed in SharePoint integrated mode and you see the following error reported in your SSRS log files, don’t panic. It is expected: library!ReportServer_0-14!be8!06/22/2012-08:36:58:: e ERROR: Throwing Microsoft.ReportingServices.Diagnostics.Utilities.OperationNotSupportedNativeModeException: , Microsoft.ReportingServices.Diagnostics.Utilities.OperationNotSupportedNativeModeException: This operation is not supported on a report server that runs in native mode.; You can perfectly correlate…

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The improved guide on How to Turn on or off the Report Server Web Service (SSRS 2008 R2)

A couple of weeks ago, during a visit to a customer whose reporting platform, which is architected on top of SQL Server Reporting Services 2008 R2, I was checking to evaluate its health state, I lived a very surreal experience which I don’t wish to anyone. The situation was like this: Given the distribution of…

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