Moving Reporting Service in a TFS 2008 environment

On MSDN, we have documents for moving TFS database, moving Analysis Service database etc. But it’s not covered to move Reporting Service.

After I sent this question to our internal discussion group. I received a couple of replies. Especially thank Aaron Block, Bill Essary and Lakhminder Singh for their great help. Here are the steps to move RS.

  1. Follow KB 842425 to move RS DB to a new instance.
  2. Ensure that you have a login for the TFS Reports account, in case your RS databases are now going to be hosted on a different SQL instance. The login for the RS database should have RSExecRole in Report Server databases (which it should retain when you restore the RS databases.)
  3. Create new data connections for TfsReportsDS and TfsOlapReportsDS. They can be modified via http://ReportingService/Reports.
  4. Run TfsAdminUtil ConfigureConnections command to update setting /ReportsUri and /ReportServerUri.  Consider while doing it.
  5. Copy TfsConfigWss.exe to the SharePoint server and run it there to update the reports redirector.
  6. In the installation folder of TFS, there’s a folder named “Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Team Foundation Server - ENU”. Update the MSIProperty.ini in that folder and change the RS machine name for the VSTF_RS_SERVER property. You just need to give new machine\server name for RS & do not give the instance name. Optionally update the VSTF_RS_REPORTS_URI, & VSTF_RS_REPORTSERVER_URI properties. See Msiproperty.ini File Properties for more information.


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