Reporting Services 2008 – The report server installation is not initialized

If you get an error similar to the one below when trying to setup the report server.

The application domain WindowsService_1 failed to initialize. Error: Microsoft.ReportingServices.Diagnostics.Utilities.ReportServerNotActivatedException: The report server installation is not initialized. at Microsoft.ReportingServices.Library.ConnectionManager.b_2() at Microsoft.ReportingServices.Diagnostics.RevertImpersonationContext.<>c_DisplayClass1.b__0(Object state) at System.Security.SecurityContext.Run(SecurityContext securityContext, ContextCallback callback, Object state) at Microsoft.ReportingServices.Diagnostics.RevertImpersonationContext.Run(ContextBody callback) at Microsoft.ReportingServices.Library.ConnectionManager.GetEncryptionKey() at Microsoft.ReportingServices.Library.ConnectionManager.ConnectStorage() at Microsoft.ReportingServices.Library.ServiceController.ServiceStartThread(Object firstStart).

Then try deleting the Encryption Keys by following the steps below:

– Click on Start – All Programs – Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 – Configuration Tools – Reporting Services Configuration Manager
– Click on Connect
– Click on Encryption Keys
– Click on Delete

Check the article below to find more information about deleting / re-creating the encryption keys


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