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Something went wrong - "We couldn’t connect to the Analysis Services server" with an embedded model.

I have just installed Power BI Report Server on my machine (Version 1.1.6530.30789 (Octobre 2017) /  developper edition / French).

 

I also installed the optimized version of Power BI Desktop (October 2017 release).

 

I uploaded a very simple report with an embedded model to test the installation, but I cannot execute it. I get the error message:  "We couldn’t connect to the Analysis Services server. The server forcibly closed the connection. To connect as the user viewing the report, your organization must have configured Kerberos constrained delegation."

 

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My understanding is I should not have to configure Kerberos to run reports with an embedded model. Note I have not installed any SSAS instance on this machine, as my understanding is, this handled by PBIRS itself.

 

Did I miss anything?

 

 

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Re: Something went wrong - "We couldn’t connect to the Analysis Services server" with an e

Hi @v-qiuyu-MSFT,

 

The whole experience reminded of installing SSRS 2005 on Windows Vista with UAC on ...

 

... and it appears Power BI reports run, when I run Internet Explorer as an administrator.

 

My summary below.

 

Context:
 - Used the default install settings for Power BI reports
 - SQL Server engine and PBIRS installed on the same machine (no remote logging)

 - Can connect and upload reports to the portal

 - Reports tested are very simple (one even contains no data, and just a textbox)

 

Reports work when I access the site with:

- Internet Explorer run as an adminstrator

- Firefox

 

Reports do not work (Something went wrong ... "We couldn’t connect to the Analysis Services server" ) with:

- Edge

- Internet Explorer run normally

 

I am surprised no other people encountered the issue, so I guess it may be related to the environment I am currently working in.

 

Cheers

 

 

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Re: Something went wrong - "We couldn’t connect to the Analysis Services server" with an e

Hi @LaurentCouartou,

 

Regarding the error message, please follow this article to fix the issue: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/power-bi/report-server/configure-kerberos-powerbi-reports

 

Best Regards,
Qiuyun Yu

Community Support Team _ Qiuyun Yu
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Re: Something went wrong - "We couldn’t connect to the Analysis Services server" with an e

Hello @v-qiuyu-msft,

 

The article states, "you can install Power BI Report Server, SQL Server and Analysis Services on a single machine and everything should work without additional configuration."

 

I do not get why I would have to set Kerberos up in that case.

 

Also, if I have to configure Active Directory and Kerberos every time I want to set up a demo machine for a customer, I will simply not do it.

 

 

 

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Re: Something went wrong - "We couldn’t connect to the Analysis Services server" with an e

Hi @v-qiuyu-MSFT,

 

The whole experience reminded of installing SSRS 2005 on Windows Vista with UAC on ...

 

... and it appears Power BI reports run, when I run Internet Explorer as an administrator.

 

My summary below.

 

Context:
 - Used the default install settings for Power BI reports
 - SQL Server engine and PBIRS installed on the same machine (no remote logging)

 - Can connect and upload reports to the portal

 - Reports tested are very simple (one even contains no data, and just a textbox)

 

Reports work when I access the site with:

- Internet Explorer run as an adminstrator

- Firefox

 

Reports do not work (Something went wrong ... "We couldn’t connect to the Analysis Services server" ) with:

- Edge

- Internet Explorer run normally

 

I am surprised no other people encountered the issue, so I guess it may be related to the environment I am currently working in.

 

Cheers

 

 

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