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Helper V
Helper V

How to segment report server applications on different servers.

I have read in the documenation, that it is possible to segment report server applications onto different servers.  I can't seem to find the documentation that explains HOW to do this.

Has anyone done this and what were the steps? 


Maybe you know where the documentation is?  



Super User II
Super User II

Can you provide links to the documentation you are referring to? Typically you will scale out PBIRS horizontally, installing multiple nodes in a load balanced cluster behind some sort of load balancer.  see



Once you have multiple nodes it is possible to use some of the config file settings to turn off some of the features by setting config values like IsSchedulingService and IsDataModelRefreshService


Note that this is not a way that you can split an existing instance across multiple servers - any cores that are running a PBIRS component should be covered by a PBIRS license

It in this article:



scale-out deployment is used in the following scenarios:


  • To segment report server applications on different computers, by using one server for interactive report processing and a second server for scheduled report processing. In this scenario, each server instance processes different types of requests for the same report server content stored in the shared report server database.

Ok, so that is related to the first link I posted and you can change those settings using the various properties in the second link I posted with the exception that you cannot turn off the interactive report processing anymore, that property has been depricated for some reason




IsReportManagerEnabled This setting has been deprecated as of SQL Server 2016 Reporting Services Cumulative Update 2. The web portal will always be enabled.


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