Add the Service Account for Team Foundation Server to the Report Server

Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2012 v4

If the report server and Team Foundation Server are not on the same server, you must add the name of the service account that you will use for Team Foundation Server (TFSSERVICE) to the Content Manager group on the report server. This step is done automatically during Team Foundation Server setup if the report server is installed on Team Foundation Server.

If you are using Network Service for TFSSERVICE, you must add the machine name of the server that is running Team Foundation Server instead of Network Service. The machine name is the server name followed by the $ symbol. For example, Domain\ServerName$.

For more information about service accounts, see Accounts Required for Installation of Team Foundation Server.

Required Permissions

To perform this procedure, you must be a member of the Administrators security group on the report server.

To add the service account for Team Foundation Server to the Content Manager group on the report server

  1. From the Start menu, choose Reporting Services Configuration Manager.


    On Windows Server 2008, open the shortcut menu for Reporting Services Configuration Manager and choose Run as administrator.

    The Reporting Services Configuration Connection dialog box appears.

  2. In the Server Name box, enter the name of the report server. If you are using an instance name, choose the name of the instance in the Report Server Instance list. Choose Connect.

  3. Choose Report Manager URL, and then choose the link to the report manager website.

    The report manager website for the report server opens in an Internet browser window.

  4. In the report manager website, choose the Properties tab, and then choose New Role Assignment.

  5. In the Group or user name box, enter the name of the service account that you will use for Team Foundation Server (TFSSERVICE), select the Content Manager check box, and then choose OK.

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