DPM could not connect to SQL Reporting

I needed to pull some reports on our backup in Data Protection Manager. So I clicked on Reporting in Data Protection manager and it threw an error like this:

DPM could not connect to SQL Server Reporting Services server because of IIS

connectivity issues.

On the computer on which the DPM database was created, restart the World

Wide Web Publishing Service. On the Administrative Tools menu, select

Services. Right-click World Wide Web Publishing Service, and then click Start.

Apparently there is a permission requirement in IIS 7 for ISAPI extensions that use a wildcard script. DPM uses this.

So you have to go into IIS 7 and set the permission for script to resolve this. Here are the steps:

Open up Server Manager expand Roles, expand Web Server (IIS).

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URL Redirect in IIS7

In this post I will show you how to setup an URL redirect in IIS 7. In this post I will assume you have some working knowledge of IIS.

Open IIS (Start –> Administrative Tools –> IIS Manager)

Expand your Web Server then right click on Sites and choose Add Web Site.

Give the site a name such as domain.com redirect. Be sure to add something to the name so you will know that it is a redirect if you need to reference it later. Put in a path for the web site. Redirects don’t really use the path but IIS won’t let you add the web site without this. I created a directory in the following location: C:\inetpub\redirects. I alwyas create this and use this location to place all of my redirects in. Put in the desired IP address or leave it on all unassigned and click OK.

Now double click on “HTTP Redirect” the properties will appear.

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