I have used many tools from different big corporations such as MS. I have faced small issues here and there in the installation. But, SSRS wins the award for being the most painful. I have been trying to install it on my local system for learning SSRS for a long time. I have had several issues which were sorted out through google searches. Now, it looks like I have reached a dead end. I am wondering if this tool is even worth using ? Do I really need to hire a $200/hr consultant to install SSRS on my computer for learning ?
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I personally have had no problems installing SQL Server Developer's Edition on my desktop / laptop / tablet over the years for my own learning including SSRS. I've installed versions 2005, 2008, 2008 R2, 2012 and also a community preview of 2014. SQL Server 2012 Developer's Edition is available from; -
If you have problems during your install why not try a complete un-install via control panel then try installing again. A full install from scratch should take around 30 mins.
Another general tip please always logon as administrator when installing / un-installing SQL Server.
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What you might consider doing at this point is downloading virtual machine software, like VirtualBox, and doing a fresh installation of Windows with a fresh installation of SSRS. Don't load any security software or anything, just see if you can't get it installed and working.
- Proposed as answer by JJordheim Monday, September 15, 2014 1:12 PM