Full Computer Name vs Computer Name RRS feed

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  • I had some issues with the reporting services. I finally found the solution (at least it passes the test) by changing to address to http://[Full Computer Name]/ReportServer instead of http://[Computer name]/ReportServer. Now I wonder if during the step

    "Specify Deployment Options" -> "Enter or select the name of the computer that is running SQL Server to use with the deployment"

    I should also use the full name? When should I use the full name vs the short name anyways.


    For reference, the above change solved the following error:

    Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services
    Setup failed to validate specified Reporting Services [...] The operation you are attempting requires a secure connection (HTTPS)...

    According to http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2011889 I should just lower the security requirements from level 2 to 0 but I felt uncomfortable doing this, others did not seems to have the same issue (though some did), and I could not write to the file anyways even after stopping the reporting service (which I figured has a lock on the file).

    Wednesday, July 20, 2011 8:11 PM


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