ReportViewer control fails with Sys.WebForms.PageRequestManagerServerErrorException: Failed to load viewstate.

Recently i was working on a very interesting scenario. Imagine you’ve have an ASP.NET web application that hosts ReportViewer web control. The ReportViewer control pulls a Reporting Services 2008 R2 report. The report contains background images in report body, textbox etc along with DrillThrough actions. When the report is shown in the ReportViewer, there are still…

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Reporting service keeps committing physical memory in NUMA architecture even when Reporting services is not under heavy load

Have you worried about Reporting service constanly keeps consuming the physical memory even when the reporting service is not under stressful condition? This specifically happens when you have NUMA architecture enabled on the Server. So, if you’ve NUMA architecture enabled and you see yourself running in to this issue, please don’t be surprised. The reason is,…

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Reporting services unexpectedly loads .NET Framework 4.0 by default and fails with HTTP 500 while browsing Report Server and Report manager URL

This week i was working on a challenging case where we’ve reporting service 2008 R2 installed and when we start the service from Reporting services configuration manager, it starts itself successfully. When you tried to browse either the report manager url or the report server url, it fails with HTTP 500 error being displayed on…

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One of the many reasons for Reporting service app domain to unregister

Have you ever wondered why your report processing prematurely terminated? Or While you execute a SSRS web service API call, suddenly you see it failing without any proper information? For today’s discussion, I’m taking an example where I upload a report using ReportService2010‘s CreateCatalogItem. While the code is executing you either see a brief pause…

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ReportViewer 2010 Winforms control takes too much of time to render a local mode report (RDLC) when we launch the application using ClickOnce.

Have you ever wondered why launching an application that has Report viewer 2010 Winforms control through clickonce takes multiple times more time to render the report in Local mode? Try launching the same application directly by double clicking the EXE. Now you will understand what i’m taking about.This behavior certainly relates to the design of…

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Modifying report variables in Reporting service 2008 R2

I’ve seen multiple times where we create a Read / Write Report variable (Group variables are striclty Read only) but not able to find a way to over write the value during the report execution phase. Here is a way to do it. Assume that you’ve created a report variable named “Reportvariable1“. All you need…

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