SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) 2012 Service not appearing in SharePoint 2013 Central Administration

This caught me out when I was installing SSRS in SharePoint mode on my SharePoint 2013 lab.

I have three servers in my sharepoint farm, SP-MAIN with web and central admin, SP-APP for app and search, and SP-DB for my database components. SharePoint 2013 was installed and working on all servers and I wanted to install SSRS 2012 on my SP-APP application server.

I installed the software on SP-APP, everything looked OK, but I couldn’t see the services in Central Admin. I used the Powershell commands:

get-spserviceinstance -all |where {$_.TypeName -like "SQL Server Reporting*"} | Start-SPServiceInstance

but it said the SharePoint reporting service was already running. Couldn’t see it in the services for SharePoint, and couldn’t create an application for SSRS.

Solution: Central Admin is only running on my SP-MAIN server, and you need to install the Reporting Services Add-In for it to show up in Central Administration. After running the SQL 2012 install and selecting the Reporting Services Add-In component (and after a required reboot because of some other updates), when I checked the SharePoint services running on my SP-APP server, sure enough there was the “SQL Server Reporting Services Service” started and running.

When I went to the Manage Service Applications page, I now had the option of creating a SQL Server Reporting Services Application.




One Response to “SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) 2012 Service not appearing in SharePoint 2013 Central Administration”

  1. Drew Says:

    I’ve been pulling my hair out for 3 hours trying to figure this out–exactly the same scenario. Installed the SharePoint Add-In on the server hosting CA and …..ShplaBAM!!!

    Cheers and thanks for posting.

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