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report server config question

Posted By:      Posted Date: September 22, 2010    Points: 0   Category :Sql Server

On the left pane of the configuration window, there is an item called "Windows Service Identity".

Here I entererd a windows account and its password. Next, I hit apply and get a red x on "Assigning Reporting Services Rights to User". It goes on to say, "The Reporting Services rights were not applied properly. The user may still not have appropriate access to Reporting Services resources."

The windows account happens to be a sysadmin on the SQL SERVER and also an administrator on the machine.

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By defintion, <WorkingSetMinimum> setting means,

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See this link for definition: http://books.google.com/books?id=mzY_Xo_9J-gC&pg=PA589&lpg=PA589&dq=What+is+%3Cworkingsetminimum%3E+in+report+server+configuration+file&source=bl&ots=r_xhRp8erj&sig=E_o0-Dh2SXOgMNrW3sptt5oZrYI&hl=en&ei=f5mjTNeNM5O8ccmErJMI&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=4&ved=0CCAQ6AEwAw#

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