Help! All of my reports fail with an authentication failure!

Have your Reporting Services 2005 reports started failing recently with the error message?


Logon failed. (rsLogonFailed)

Logon failure: unknown user name or bad password. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x8007052E)


Check your Unattended Execution Account (UEA).  Is it a domain user? 


If so, check to see if the domain user's password has changed.  Has someone intentionally changed that domain user’s password?  Or, do you have a password expire policy in your network?


I run into this issue about once every so many days because our password policy enforces a password change every so many days and I use my account as the UAE.  Once you update the password (via the Reporting Services Configuration Manager), the login failure should disappear.

Posted By : Evan Basalik 


Comments (5)

  1. Deshna says:

    I had the same issue. Have been burning myself the entire day. Thanks a ton!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Patrick says:

    Thank you! That solved my problem (i mispelled the Account Name). After correcting it, everything is working fine.

  3. YYL says:

    I am very glad I found this instruction. This is exactly the problem I had. I was going through all the permission settings and SQL accounts, to no avail. After I changed the UEA setting, everything is fine now. Thank you so much!

  4. nyaroh says:

    Does the Unattended Execution Account (UEA) account need to be part of any group like Administrators?

    I was running all my SQl services usinga local Admin account and have to request a domain level account specifically for RS. What kind of priveleges does this account need ?

  5. Kenny Sargent says:

    Thanks so much. This was my issue.


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