SQL Server 2005 Reporting Services - Configuring the Unattended Account - Invalid domain\alias

By : Greg
Source: Stackoverflow.com

I'm trying set up an execution account following the steps here: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms156302.aspx

I follow these steps:

  1. Start the Reporting Services Configuration tool and connect to the report server instance you want to configure.
  2. On the Execution Account page, select Specify an execution account.
  3. Type the account and password, retype the password, and then click Apply.

I've tried the following accounts but always getting the same error below. administrator, ASPNET, SYSTEM. I tried these accounts alone, and also with prefixing them with LOCALMACHINE/ or computer name/

(One problem is I'm not sure the passwords are for the second two accounts.)

Here is the error I get:

ReportServicesConfigUI.WMIProvider.WMIProviderException: The account name is not valid. Specify an account in the form domain\alias.
   at ReportServicesConfigUI.WMIProvider.RSReportServerAdmin.SetUnattendedExecutionAccount(String userName, String password)

I'm on Windows XP pro, and I'm not on a domain, it's just this one computer. Here's my system info:

Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio 9.00.3042.00 Microsoft Analysis Services Client Tools 2005.090.3042.00 Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0.50727.42

By : Greg


If you read the user comments, it says

rsconfig -e -uMYDOMAIN\MyUserName -pMyPassword

I agree: I've never seen fwd slash

By : gbn

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By: admin