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Installing the Report Portal

To use Report Portal, you must install and configure a set of application server pages (ASPs) on IIS.
Before You Begin
The procedures in this chapter describe how to install and configure Report Portal. To complete these procedures, you must:
  • Have Microsoft IIS installed and know its version.
  • Know the names of the report sets whose reports are displayed by Report Portal.
  • Know the location of the directory in which Report Server saves the output for these report sets. Make certain that the IIS application server has access to this directory.
  • To be viewed using Report Portal, reports must follow specific naming conventions. Additionally, the directory into which reports are saved must follow a prescribed structure. For a description of these requirements, see Ensuring that Your Report Sets are Compatible with Report Portal... .
  • Passwords in report portal are now AES-256 bit compliant. If upgrading to Report Portal 2.0, increase the Field Size for Password field from 50 to 150 in the users.mdb database. Increasing the field size is required to accommodate passwords with updated encryption.
  • If you are upgrading to Report Portal 2.0, increase the Field Size for the Password field from 50 to 150 in users.mdb database. Increasing the field size is required to accommodate passwords with updated encryption.
  • The Report Portal now features stronger hashing algorithms with salting support. If you are upgrading to Report Portal 2.1 , add a new Text field, PasswordSalt with field size of 20 characters in users.mdbdatabase. This field is required to store the password salt.