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How to use reporting requires Report Viewer 2008 then that requires .NET 2.0

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  • I don't want to get too far down the path of getting reporting working in WSUS 6.2.9200.16384. When I tried to run reports I get a msg that it requires Report Viewer 2010. When I try to run that package (report viewer) it wants .NET 2.0. This seems to be headed in the wrong direction and is a huge update to get reporting working. What am I missing?
    Saturday, November 02, 2013 2:23 AM

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  • The report viewer version mismatch is a known issue. We apologize for the inconvenience.

    For now you will need to use the version of Microsoft Report Viewer that you are instructed to use in the WSUS MMC snap-in. This may require you to install .NET Framework 3.5 components (for example, where .NET 2.0 is required by Report Viewer 2008).

    I can assure you that even though the report viewer team has not tested the full functionality of the report viewer on Windows Server 2012 R2, the WSUS team has tested the relevant report viewer functionality and it is supported to use the old version if the report viewer in conjunction with a WSUS installation. We apologize for any confusion this has caused.

    We are investigating the possibility of upgrading WSUS 6.2 and 6.3 to use the latest report viewer components in the next update to WSUS 6.2 and 6.3.

    Thanks,

    Ben Herila


    Tuesday, November 12, 2013 3:50 AM

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  • I don't want to get too far down the path of getting reporting working in WSUS 6.2.9200.16384. When I tried to run reports I get a msg that it requires Report Viewer 2010.

    RV2010 is documented to run on either .NET35SP1 or .NET4, but it's not documented as supported on Win8/2012.

    http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=6442

    On my WSUS v6.2 installation I actually get a message that only the RV2008 is required, and it has a hyperlink to the RV2008SP1 installer. Which of course also does not list Win8/2012 as a supported platform, nor does it list .NET4.

    http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=3841

    Perhaps Ben can share some light on what the correct Report Viewer for WSUS v6.x might be.


    Lawrence Garvin, M.S., MCITP:EA, MCDBA, MCSA
    SolarWinds Head Geek
    Microsoft MVP - Software Packaging, Deployment & Servicing (2005-2013)
    My MVP Profile: http://mvp.microsoft.com/en-us/mvp/Lawrence R Garvin
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    Saturday, November 02, 2013 8:13 PM
  • WSUS does require Report Viewer 2010, which requires .NET 3.5. You can install .NET 3.5 from the list of available Windows features, and then the Report Viewer 2010 redistributable should work. We're looking at upgrading the report viewer in the near future to 2012.

    Sunday, November 03, 2013 6:14 PM
  • WSUS does require Report Viewer 2010, which requires .NET 3.5. You can install .NET 3.5 from the list of available Windows features, and then the Report Viewer 2010 redistributable should work. We're looking at upgrading the report viewer in the near future to 2012.

    So that means...

    • The dialog in WSUS v6.2 is incorrect and needs to be updated.
    • The documentation for RV2010 is out of date and needs to be updated with respect to supported operating systems.
    • The documentation for RV2010 says it can use NET4. Somebody needs to either remove this if it's incorrect, or document how to use NET4 with RV2010 since it claims it can.

    Lawrence Garvin, M.S., MCITP:EA, MCDBA, MCSA
    SolarWinds Head Geek
    Microsoft MVP - Software Packaging, Deployment & Servicing (2005-2013)
    My MVP Profile: http://mvp.microsoft.com/en-us/mvp/Lawrence R Garvin
    http://www.solarwinds.com/gotmicrosoft
    The views expressed on this post are mine and do not necessarily reflect the views of SolarWinds.

    Sunday, November 03, 2013 9:25 PM
  • Thanks. And yes the documentation is way out of date and was so at release time.
    Monday, November 04, 2013 9:34 PM
  • Thanks. And yes the documentation is way out of date and was so at release time.
    Yeah.. actually that documentation was the *BETA* documentation. :-//

    Lawrence Garvin, M.S., MCITP:EA, MCDBA, MCSA
    SolarWinds Head Geek
    Microsoft MVP - Software Packaging, Deployment & Servicing (2005-2013)
    My MVP Profile: http://mvp.microsoft.com/en-us/mvp/Lawrence R Garvin
    http://www.solarwinds.com/gotmicrosoft
    The views expressed on this post are mine and do not necessarily reflect the views of SolarWinds.

    Friday, November 08, 2013 9:20 PM
  • The report viewer version mismatch is a known issue. We apologize for the inconvenience.

    For now you will need to use the version of Microsoft Report Viewer that you are instructed to use in the WSUS MMC snap-in. This may require you to install .NET Framework 3.5 components (for example, where .NET 2.0 is required by Report Viewer 2008).

    I can assure you that even though the report viewer team has not tested the full functionality of the report viewer on Windows Server 2012 R2, the WSUS team has tested the relevant report viewer functionality and it is supported to use the old version if the report viewer in conjunction with a WSUS installation. We apologize for any confusion this has caused.

    We are investigating the possibility of upgrading WSUS 6.2 and 6.3 to use the latest report viewer components in the next update to WSUS 6.2 and 6.3.

    Thanks,

    Ben Herila


    Tuesday, November 12, 2013 3:50 AM