Managing SSRS Reports using PowerShell and SSRS Web Services

Russel Loski
60 minutes
When you have to do something more than once, you should script it! That’s true for SQL Server maintenance tasks. It’s also important for Business Intelligence projects as well. Microsoft has provided web services to manage your reporting service and to download reports in various forms. In this session I demonstrate how to leverage these web services from PowerShell to handle common SSRS administrative tasks: uploading and copying a report; checking the parameter values, setting the parameter defaults, scheduling a cache refresh. I addition, I demonstrate how to download a report top PDF using PowerShell. You will not only come away with a set of PowerShell scripts to manage your SSRS server, you will learn how to work around some of the less intuitive features of PowerShell to use and extend these scripts.

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