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Download & Install SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) 2017 (decoupled from SQL Server engine setup)

January 7, 2018 3 comments

In one of my [previous blog] post related to SQL Server 2017, I mentioned regarding SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) that it will no longer be installed from the main feature tree of SQL Server engine setup, just like SSMS.

In SQL Server 2016, the SSMS Setup was taken away from the SQL Setup

As per Microsoft, this is basically to support the move to make a universal version of SSRS that may ship more frequently that the whole SQL Server v-next.

So, now on wards after installing SQL Server 2017 you need to install SSRS separately, just like SSMS.

–> Till SQL Server 2016 you have an option of choosing “Reporting Services” in the Feature selection tree, but with SQL Server 2017 and on wards this option is taken out, can be seen in the pic below:

–> Now to download SSMS 2016 you can either visit the Microsoft [download page]

Or, try installing directly via the “Installation Center” as shown below. This will install SSMS directly online.

So, once you take appropriate action above to download SSRS 2017, the Installation kicks off like this:


Check my blog posts on most of the new features released in SQL Server 2017.