How to Install Microsoft SQL Server 2017: SSRS 2017 Not Supported on a Domain Controller

Microsoft Dynamics GPIn this short series of posts, I am going to be covering the installation of Microsoft SQL Server 2017; the installation process for this version is somewhat different to previous ones, in that SQL Server Management Studio and SQL Server Reporting Services have been separated out from the main installer.

The series index can be found here. I am not a SQL expert and this series of posts is intended only for use on demo or test environment and not production ones.

I often create two types of demo or test environment; one will have multiple virtual machiens createdin order to replicate a typical live environment, and the second has only a single virtual machine.

While prepping a test environment of the latter type in readiness for the launch of Microsoft Dynamics GP 2018 RTM, I encountered a problem with SSRS:

Microsoft SQL Server 2017 Reporting Services installation issue

Microsoft SQL Server 2017 Reporting Services

Setup blocked

The following issues blocked Setup

Installing Reporting Services on a domain controller is not supported

This is a major departure from SQL Server 2016 and previous, all of which allowed SSRS to be installed on a Domain Controller; for most systems this will be absolutely fine, but I’ll no longer be able to use single virtual machine demo or test environments.

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How to Install Microsoft SQL Server 2017: Configure SQL Server Reporting Services

Microsoft Dynamics GPIn this short series of posts, I am going to be covering the installation of Microsoft SQL Server 2017; the installation process for this version is somewhat different to previous ones, in that SQL Server Management Studio and SQL Server Reporting Services have been separated out from the main installer.

The series index can be found here. I am not a SQL expert and this series of posts is intended only for use on demo or test environment and not production ones.

In the last post I covered the installation of SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS); in this post I am going to cover the basic configuration of SSRS.

To complete the configuration, launch the Report Server Configuration Manager; ensure the Server Name is set to the correct name and click the Connect button:

The Report Server Configuration Connection

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How to Install Microsoft SQL Server 2017: Install SQL Server Reporting Services

Microsoft Dynamics GPIn this short series of posts, I am going to be covering the installation of Microsoft SQL Server 2017; the installation process for this version is somewhat different to previous ones, in that SQL Server Management Studio and SQL Server Reporting Services have been separated out from the main installer.

The series index can be found here. I am not a SQL expert and this series of posts is intended only for use on demo or test environment and not production ones.

Microsoft Dynamics GP ships with some Reporting Services Reports by default, so this componenbt of SQL Server also needs to be installed. As with SSMS, SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) is not installed by the main installer, but, again like SSMS, it is available via a download accessible tyhrough the setup utility.

To install SSRS, laucnh the main setup utility of SQL Server, click Installation and then select Install SQL Server Reporting Services:

SQL Server Installation Center - Installation

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How To Install Microsoft SQL Server 2017: Install SQL Server Management Studio

Microsoft Dynamics GPIn this short series of posts, I am going to be covering the installation of Microsoft SQL Server 2017; the installation process for this version is somewhat different to previous ones, in that SQL Server Management Studio and SQL Server Reporting Services have been separated out from the main installer.

The series index can be found here. I am not a SQL expert and this series of posts is intended only for use on demo or test environment and not production ones.

The next component to be installed, is SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS). This was the first of the components which Microsoft removed from the main installer. However, to install it, we can launch the download page from the Setup utility.

Once launched, click Installation and then select Install SQL Server Management Tools:

SQL Server Installation Center - Installation

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How to Install Microsoft SQL Server 2017: Install the Database Engine Services

Microsoft Dynamics GPIn this short series of posts, I am going to be covering the installation of Microsoft SQL Server 2017; the installation process for this version is somewhat different to previous ones, in that SQL Server Management Studio and SQL Server Reporting Services have been separated out from the main installer.

The series index can be found here. I am not a SQL expert and this series of posts is intended only for use on demo or test environment and not production ones.

In this, the first post of the series, I am going to install the core part of Microsoft SQL Server 2017, which is the Database Engine Services. To do this double click the Setup.exe on the installation media.

Click Installation and then select New SQL Server stand-alone installation or add features to an existing installation:

SQL Server Installation Center - Installation

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How To Install Microsoft SQL Server 2017: Series Index

Microsoft Dynamics GPWith a new version of Microsoft Dynamics GP about to be released, it’s time to refresh my test environment; as well as the upcoming release of Microsoft Dynamics GP 2018, Microsoft SQL Server 2017 is also now available.

In this short series of posts, I am going to cover the installation of the SQL Server components needed for an installation of a demo/test Microsoft Dynamics GP 2018 (not including SSAS or SSIS).

I am not a SQL expert and this series of posts is intended only for use on demo or test environments and not production ones.

How to Install Microsoft SQL Server 2017
Install the Database Engine Services
How To Install Microsoft SQL Server 2017: Install SQL Server Management Studio
Install SQL Server Reporting Services
Configure SQL Server Reporting Services
Avoiding Max Request Length Error in SSRS
SSRS 2017 Not Supported on a Domain Controller

SQL Snippet: Generate Row Numbers

Microsoft SQL ServerIf you’ve been following this blog, you’ll know that I write a fair bit of SQL. I’m going to post some small snippets of SQL which I had to work out how to accomplish a small task as part of a larger script.

In thi spost, I am going to show how use ROW_NUMBER to generate a unique row number. There are three examples of code.

This first example, the simplest of the three, shows how to generate a unique number for each row in the recordset:

/*
Created by Ian Grieve of azurecurve|Ramblings of a Dynamics GP Consultant (http://www.azurecurve.co.uk)
This code is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 UK: England & Wales (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 UK).
*/
SELECT
	PONUMBER
	,ORD
	,ITEMNMBR
	,ITEMDESC
	,ROW_NUMBER() OVER(ORDER BY PONUMBER, ORD ASC) AS CUSTOM_ROW_ID
FROM
	POP30110
GO

The second example, shows a row number can be assigned to the lines of each transaction (this is accomplished :

/*
Created by Ian Grieve of azurecurve|Ramblings of a Dynamics GP Consultant (http://www.azurecurve.co.uk)
This code is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 UK: England & Wales (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 UK).
*/
SELECT
	PONUMBER
	,ORD
	,ITEMNMBR
	,ITEMDESC
	,ROW_NUMBER() OVER(PARTITION BY PONUMBER ORDER BY PONUMBER, ORD ASC) AS CUSTOM_ROW_ID
FROM
	POP30110
GO

This final example, takes the first example and shows how we can select a range of row numbers (this is useful if you are selecting data to display on a page):

/*
Created by Ian Grieve of azurecurve|Ramblings of a Dynamics GP Consultant (http://www.azurecurve.co.uk)
This code is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 UK: England & Wales (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 UK).
*/
WITH POTRX AS
	(SELECT
		PONUMBER
		,ORD
		,ITEMNMBR
		,ITEMDESC
		,ROW_NUMBER() OVER(ORDER BY PONUMBER ORDER BY PONUMBER, ORD ASC) AS CUSTOM_ROW_ID
	FROM
		POP30110)
SELECT
	*
FROM
	POTRX
WHERE
	CUSTOM_ROW_ID BETWEEN 40 AND 59
GO

SQL Snippet: Generate GUID

Microsoft SQL ServerIf you’ve been following this blog, you’ll know that I write a fair bit of SQL. I’m going to post some small snippets of SQL which I had to work out how to accomplish a small task as part of a larger script.

This fourth example is going to be, by far, the shortest pioece of SQL I post. It shows how to return new GUID:

/*
Created by Ian Grieve of azurecurve|Ramblings of a Dynamics GP Consultant (http://www.azurecurve.co.uk)
This code is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 UK: England & Wales (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 UK).
*/
SELECT NEWID()

I discovered this function when looking for a way to generate new GUIDs for a large Workflow implementation for a client where we are insertin the workflow steps via SQL rather than through the UI. This is very much not the recommended way of creating a workflow process, but the approval requirements resulted in a very large number of workflow steps and tackling it in this way, saved us a large amount of time.

SQL Snippet: Split String By Delimiter

Microsoft SQL ServerIf you’ve been following this blog, you’ll know that I write a fair bit of SQL. I’m going to post some small snippets of SQL which I had to work out how to accomplish a small task as part of a larger script.

This third example, shows how to use the new in SQL Server 2016 string_split command:

/*
Created by Ian Grieve of azurecurve|Ramblings of a Dynamics GP Consultant (http://www.azurecurve.co.uk)
This code is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 UK: England & Wales (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 UK).
*/
SELECT
	value
	,ITEMNMBR
	,ITEMDESC
	,ITMCLSCD
FROM
	IV00101
 CROSS APPLY
	string_split(RTRIM(ITEMNMBR), '-')
WHERE
	value = 'SHP'

The example is part of the code I used when working on a client project a while ago; the client had a large number of Inventory Items and I needed to select a subset of the Items from the Inventory Master (IV00101).

When the clioent created their items they did so using a hyphen delimiter. Using the string_split command, I was able to separate out the segments of the Item Number and select only one of them in the WHERE clause.

SQL Snippet: Format Dates

Microsoft SQL ServerIf you’ve been following this blog, you’ll know that I write a fair bit of SQL. I’m going to post some small snippets of SQL which I had to work out how to accomplish a small task as part of a larger script.

This second example, shows how to format a date in two of the most common formats I work with. Each example returns the date using the FORMAT command introduced in SQL Server 2012 and the more traditional method.

The first example, returns the date as day month year separated with /:

/*
Created by Ian Grieve of azurecurve|Ramblings of a Dynamics GP Consultant (http://www.azurecurve.co.uk)
This code is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 UK: England & Wales (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 UK).
*/
DECLARE @DATE DATETIME = '2017-05-31 11:59:59.000'

SELECT
	CONVERT(VARCHAR(10), @DATE, 103)
	,FORMAT(@DATE, 'dd/MM/yyyy')

The second returns the date in ISO 8601 format:

/*
Created by Ian Grieve of azurecurve|Ramblings of a Dynamics GP Consultant (http://www.azurecurve.co.uk)
This code is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 UK: England & Wales (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 UK).
*/
DECLARE @DATE DATETIME = '2017-05-31 11:59:59.000'

SELECT
	CONVERT(VARCHAR(10), @DATE, 126)
	,FORMAT(@DATE, 'yyyy-MM-dd')