How to Install IIS 7 (Internet Information Services) for SQL Server 2005 Reporting Services
In my recent article
How to Install IIS 7.0 on Windows Vista RC1 Ultimate Edition (X64), I tried to show the steps for
installing IIS 7
(Internet Information Services) on a Microsoft Windows Vista RC1 system.
Later on, while installing Microsoft SQL Server 2005 on the Windows Vista, I
realized with surprise that the SQL Server is not aware of the IIS 7. I thought
that I might be not installing some necessary modules or features of the
Internet Information Services that the SQL Server 2005 Reporting Services
In the steps that are shown in the article, I did not select much features
from the Web Management Tools that are more likely related with IIS 6. This time
I selected all features listed below Web Management Tools.
In the World Wide Web Services features selection boxes, I selected all
Common Http Features and all Health and Diagnostics features.
In the Application Development Features, I selected all features except CGI.
Actually the selection for Application Development Features did not change this
time since I did the same selection before.
I did not select Dynamic Http Compression, just installed the Static Content
Compression under the Performance Features group.
And for the Security features group, I selected only the Request Filtering
and Windows Authentication as shown in figure below. I remember that I had
selected nearly all of those features in previous IIS 7 configuration.
This configuration worked perfect during the installation of Microsoft SQL
Server 2005. The setup wizard successfully recognized the Internet Information
Services (IIS7), so I could install the SQL Server Reporting Services without
any error or problem.
If you get the following error message when you browse the Reports folder "Access to the path 'Global\CLR_RESERVED_MUTEX_NAME' is denied.",
try to browse the same reporting services page with Administrative rights. You
can check the following blog post for more information
Access to the path 'Global\CLR_RESERVED_MUTEX_NAME' is denied