ConfigMgr 2012 Viewing Reports From A Remote Console

2017-12-11T16:03:58+00:00 July 23rd, 2013|Azure, Cloud|

A customer asked me why he can happily view reports from his Primary site server’s console but from the remote console on his workstation it doesn’t run or error.

Viewing the SmsAdminUI.log located in your <Console installation path>AdminConsoleAdminUILog folder it showed the below message:

[1, PID:4008][07/23/2013 13:13:56] :System.IO.FileNotFoundExceptionrnCould not load file or assembly ‘Microsoft.ReportViewer.WinForms, Version=, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b03f5f7f11d50a3a’ or one of its dependencies. The system cannot find the file specified.rn   at Microsoft.ConfigurationManagement.AdminConsole.SrsReporting.ReportViewerWindowsForms..ctor()

This led me to check if the report viewer was actually installed. It wasn’t. So running reportviewer.exe located in <Console installation path>AdminConsolebin folder and closing and opening the console again and we are now able to run report from a remote sccm console.