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bdiouf Regular Visitor
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Power BI Report Server: You are not allowed to view this folder.

Hello I have installed Power BI Report Server and set it up on my local sql server db.

 

I am succesfullly able to launch my web portal page but I get this error below:

 

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How can i resolve this?? It seems I am logged in with the same account that has the admins rights to the local db itself. Any help on this matter would be great.

 

 

Thanks,

bdiouf

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v-yulgu-msft Super Contributor
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Re: Power BI Report Server: You are not allowed to view this folder.

Hi @bdiouf,

 

Please launch browser with administrator role. And check whether current account has been granted with access permission on both System level security (under site setting) and Item level security (under Manager Folder).

 

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Yuliana Gu

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Moderator mgmeyer
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Re: Power BI Report Server: You are not allowed to view this folder.

You get that error when the account you are logged in has not been granted rights to the Report Server. If the server is installed on the same machine as your browser you can try to run it as administrator. If that doesn't work you'll need to get the user that setup the server to grant you at least the Browser role to the root folder on ther server.

bdiouf Regular Visitor
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Re: Power BI Report Server: You are not allowed to view this folder.

@mgmeyer, If I am understanding you correctly, as I am the admin of the local server who is not able to get access to view folders in my report server, I should somehow get browser role access? How can i do this?

 

 

Thanks,

bdiouf

v-yulgu-msft Super Contributor
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Re: Power BI Report Server: You are not allowed to view this folder.

Hi @bdiouf,

 

Please launch browser with administrator role. And check whether current account has been granted with access permission on both System level security (under site setting) and Item level security (under Manager Folder).

 

Regards,
Yuliana Gu

Community Support Team _ Yuliana Gu
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steveo250k Regular Visitor
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Re: Power BI Report Server: You are not allowed to view this folder.

It's not working for me either.  I am an administrator on a new server.  I open a new IE browser as Run as Administrator.  I open the server in the browser and get the error "Could not load folder contents ... Contact your administrator ...   Which is me.

sqlsteve Occasional Visitor
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Re: Power BI Report Server: You are not allowed to view this folder.

Hi Steveo250k,  try opening  your Web Service URL and your Web Portal URL in IE.  Go to the Web Service URL tab and click on Internet Tools (Alt+x) and go to Internet Options.  Click on the Security tab, select Trusted Sites, and click on the Sites command button.  In the "Add this website to the zone:" text box, enter your URL and click the Add button (Note, if you are not using HTTPS, you may have to uncheck the checkbox that requires HTTPS below the text box).  Click Close.  Click Apply.

 

Go the Web Portal URL and repeat the above process.  Close both tabs.  Restart Power BI Report Service and then re-open each URL.

cyclist007 Member
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Re: Power BI Report Server: You are not allowed to view this folder.

@v-yulgu-msft

 

Hi, Please can you elaborate where we need to go to access "Item level security (under Manager Folder)".

 

Since it is a new report server in client environment there is no folder/file/content to manage. Even though I am a system administrator in System level security (under site setting), I cannot create/upload any new files/folders and I get the error "Could not load folder contents"

 

It would be helpful if you can share a screenshot. Thanks

 

dataadhoc Frequent Visitor
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Re: Power BI Report Server: You are not allowed to view this folder.

This solution works for me. Thank you sqlsteve !

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Anonymous
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Re: Power BI Report Server: You are not allowed to view this folder.

Hello,

 

Have the same error, tried a lot but don't work.

 

Issue has been resolved ? 

 

Thanks

Super User
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Re: Power BI Report Server: You are not allowed to view this folder.

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1. Right click on your browser icon

2 Right click again on the brower in the menu that pops up

3 Choose the "Run as administrator" option

 

Then navigate to your PBIRS instance, you should now have access to the home folder. Click on manage and give your normal account access. You should now be able to close the admin version of the browser and re-connect without needing to run as admin.

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