Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Reporting Services log files

This should be a very brief post. I find myself replying to many posts in the CRM forums about reporting problems, and most commonly direct people to the Reporting Services log file(s), which provides a lot of potentially useful information. The main information you can get is:
  • More detail than CRM will provide on errors running a given report
  • Whether or not a report is being run
In general, I find the information reported in the log files to be self-explanatory, but if I find examples of messages than could benefit from further explanation, then I'll post them here.

The log files are in the Reporting Services\LogFiles folder within the Reporting Services directory. On a default instance on SQL 2008 R2, this would be:

%Program Files%\Microsoft SQL Server\MSRS10_50.MSSQLSERVER\Reporting Services\LogFiles

3 comments:

Kristen Smelser said...

"Unhandled Exception! Please report the log file c:\ProgramData\Search Protection\log1.txt"

I received this message. What does it mean? Report to who?

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David Jennaway said...

Kirsten. This error looks like it is from your anti-virus software, or something similar. I don't think it's a Reporting Services error. The contents of the log1.txt may give you more information