Tuesday, November 27, 2012

How To: Stop SQL Server Reporting Services from using Port 80 on your Server [Field Notes]


SSRS (SQL Server Reporting Services) uses port 80 by default on any server it's installed on.

This is crazy annoying, because you may want to have web servers or other application servers that also use the default http port 80.

Running "netstat -ano" from the command line at this point usually shows you that port 80 is in use by PID 4 (the system process).

Fortunately, this isn't too hard to fix:

  • Log on to the server that hosts SSRS.
  • Go to Start --> Programs --> SQL Server 2008 R2 --> Configuration Tools --> Reporting Services Configuration Manager
  • Connect to the server in question (usually your local server)
  • Go to the "Web Service URL" section 
  • Change the TCP port to an open port other than port 80 (81 happened to work on my server) and hit "Apply"
  • Go to the "Report Manager URL" section
  • Click "Advanced"
  • Click the entry with a TCP port of 80 and then click the "Edit" button.
  • Change the "TCP Port" entry to the same thing you changed it to in the "Web Service URL" section previously and Click OK.
  • Click OK again.
At this point, running "netstat -ano" should not show an entry for port 80.


  1. Great fix.. helps for those trying to get WAMP Server to run on MS Server 2008 R2 while it is running SQL Server Express

    1. Hi Andrew! Glad to hear this was able to help you resolve your issue. Thanks for reading!


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