Scaling out the Viewer Control and rsExecutionNotFound

One of the criteria that the report server uses to match the provided SessionID with a stored report is that the SessionID has to be provided by the same user that initially created the session.  Usually, this is the case.  Someone browses the report in IE, they click around to paginate or expand toggles, and…

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Scaling Up: SSRS 2008 vs. SSRS 2005 (spoiler: 2008 wins)

The SQL Customer Advisory Team just released a Technical Note comparing SQL Server Reporting Services 2008 vs. 2005 from a scale-up perspective.  Its good to see that a lot of the work that we did over this release focusing on performance and scalability (across the board, from the core server/processing infrastructure to specific rendering extensions) has…

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All those temporary files (RSTempFiles)

When you install Reporting Services, we create a few directories: LogFiles ReportManager ReportServer RSTempFiles Most of these are fairly self explanatory.  LogFiles… well we put our log files in there.  ReportManager contains the Report Manager application (what you get when you browse to http://<server>/reports) and ReportServer contains the Report Server application which is the proper…

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Joel on Martian Headsets (standards)

I’m generally not a big fan of the “link dump” style blog.  However, the latest post on Joel On Software regarding web standards was too good not to share. Some choice quotes… Regarding “working around” problems in an implementation (bolded by me): And eventually some tedious bore writes a lengthy article on her blog explaining a…

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More on SSRS 2008 memory management

This is a continuation of a previous posting that I made which introduced some of the memory management functionality in SSRS 2008.  In this post, I wanted to dig a bit more into the details of the system in order to illuminate some of the decisions that are happening under the covers.  In order to…

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Where has John been?

Ok, it has been a little while.  But I have been pretty busy lately.  His name is Christopher. We have also been pretty busy locking down Katmai to get CTP6 (aka known as the “February CTP”) out the door and working bugs.  I recommend that people head over towards the “Katmai” forum on MSDN for…

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