SSRS 2016: You are not allowed to view this folder. Contact your administrator to obtain the necessary permissions.

In this article, I will solve the below issue in SQL Server Reporting Service 2016

Could not load folder contents
You are not allowed to view this folder. Contact your administrator to obtain the necessary permissions.

Reporting Service 2016 - You are not allowed to view this folder. Contact your administrator to obtain the necessary permissions.
Applies To

SQL Server Reporting Service 2016.


Steps

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Show SharePoint Document Library files with folders and subfolders in SSRS

In this article, I will explain

How to show a SharePoint Document Library files with folders and subfolders in SSRS recursively

 

Show Recursive Document Library files with folders and subfolders in SSRS


Scenario

I have a SharePoint Document Library with multiple folders and subfolders as shown below:

Show Recursive SharePoint Document Library files with folders and subfolders in SSRS.gif

I have tried to retrieve all files, folders, and subfolders from this Document Library in Reporting Service (SSRS) report, but unfortunately, it doesn’t recursively read all the subfolders and files, it only read the root folder and files as shown below:

Document Library

Show Recursive Document Library files with folders and subfolders in Reporting Service

SSRS report

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Scale-Out Deployment for SQL Reporting Service (SSRS)

In this article, I will elaborate How to Scale Out SQL Reporting Service (SSRS) to work with two Database Server (Always-on)?

Scenario:

I have a 2-Tire SharePoint 2013 Farm

  • 2 WFE+ APP Servers.
  • 2 Database Servers (Always-on).

SharePoint Farm 2 tire

If  you need to use Reporting Services with SharePoint. it’s recommanded to configure SSRS SharePoint integrated mode with  Reporting service application service on an indpenedent reporting server to ensure the Performance, Manageability and Security.

But in my case, the customer budget is not enough to apply the best practice, Meanwhile configuring SSRS SharePoint integrated mode with  Reporting service application service on the same WFE + APP server lead to low performance.

So I have decided to work with SSRS Native mode to ensure at least the performance and show reports inside SharePoint via:

And in this case, I should configure SSRS Native mode on both SharePoint WFE Servers because as we know the Database Servers are not accessible over the internet,

Note: If you configured SSRS native mode on only one WFE server. you will get it worked properly. but sometimes when browsing the Report Manager URL you will get 404 error!

404 - file or directory not found

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SSRS Error – The report server cannot decrypt the symmetric key used to access sensitive or encrypted data in a report server database

When I tried to deploy SSRS reports ,I got the following error:

The report server cannot decrypt the symmetric key used to access sensitive
 or encrypted data in a report server database

thereportservercannotdecrypt

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SSRS Error – Maximum request length exceeded

In this article, I will be fixing the below SSRS error

SQL Server Reporting Service Error – Maximum request length exceeded


Scenario

In SQL Server Reporting Service (SSRS), when I tried to upload a report with a size larger than 4 Mb to the Report Manager Folder, I got the below error

SQL Server Reporting Service Error - Maximum request length exceeded

SSRS – Maximum request length exceeded


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SSRS Subscription Error: SQL Server Agent was unable to start

When I tried to start SSRS subscription to send weekly reports by e-mail where the prerequisites for SSRS subscription is to be sure that SQL Server Agent is working,so that I opened SQL Server Management Studio to check SQL Server Agent status but unfortunately it stopped !

sqlagent

It’s ease of cake  to start SQL Server Agent by right click and select start ! but In my case when I tried to start it I got the following information dialog

unabletostartagent

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SSRS Report Viewer Webpart Error: s.ArgumentNullException : Value cannot be null.

In this hint, I will solve the below issue:

s.ArgumentNullException: Value cannot be null.


Scenario

In SharePoint 2010, I have a Report Viewer web part that holds an SSRS report that reports the below issue in Internet Explorer:

s.ArgumentNullException: Value cannot be null.


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