With the release of Management Reporter 2012 I thought it might be worth doing a series of posts on how to install this version.
The server configuration I am using is four separate servers, all running Windows Server 2008 R2, but could easily be installed on one machine, or virtual machine, for use as a test system;
- Domain Controller (DC1) running the DOMAIN.MSDynamicsERP.co.uk
- SQL Server (SQL1)
- Reporting Server (RPT1)
- Terminal Server (TS1)
All of the installation of Management Reporter server, and the server prerequisites, will be done logged into the Reporting Server (RPT1); the client and initial configuration will be done on the Terminal Server (TS1).
The prerequisites for MR 2012 are very similar to those of Management Reporter 2 which were covered hereThe prerequisites of Management Reporter 2012 differ from Management Reporter 2 in that only the .NET Framework 4 is common between the two versions. The addition that MR 2012 requires is the Microsoft Access Database Engine 2010 Redistributable to be installed.
The above download link has both the x64 and x86 so make sure you download the one applicable to your host operating system; in my case I am using Windows Server 2008 R2 so have downloaded the x64 version. Once you've downloaded the file start the installer;
As with most applications these days agree to the End-User License Agreement;
Confirm the install path;
And wait for the installation to complete;
Once you have installed the Microsoft Access database engine 2010 and the Application Server roles as specified in my previous post on Management Reporter 2, you're ready to install Management Reporter 2012 server itself; this will be covered in the next blog post.