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How to Install Microsoft SQL Server 2017: SSRS 2017 Not Supported on a Domain Controller
December 4th, 2017 by Ian Grieve
In 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
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.