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Posted By:      Posted Date: October 12, 2010    Points: 0   Category :Sql Server

I want to install report server on a production SQL server. I was wondering if anyone can caution me about the potential risks involved.

1. I know about one risk which is: the user who wants to pull reports using reporting services is not very technical and I have to make that user admin on the production so I am afraid some wrong query might change the data.

2. What else do I need to take care before I install this on production server.



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