Friday, December 11

Which Reports Aren't Inherting Permissions?

Managing security settings in Reporting Services through the Report Manager website is usually pretty easy. However I've found that sometimes things go astray. Today I found a few reports which weren't inheriting permissions from their parent directory. Easy enough to fix, you jump into the security settings for that report and set "Revert to Parent Security". However, I have dozens of reports in each of a dozen directories; if I suspect this problem is going on in other reports, I'm not keen on a "needle in a haystack" search.

Here's the code for identifying which reports are no longer inheriting permissions from their parent:

USE ReportServer
[PolicyRoot] = 1