Installing Power BI Report Server

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To install Power BI Report Server, go through the following steps.

First, download the software at Select Advanced Download Options:

Select Download:

And PowerBIReportServer.exe:

Run the downloaded exe and select Install Power BI Report Server:

Note the options:

Click Next:

Click Next:

Click Install:

Click Configure Report Server:

Click to Connect:

You are now connected:

Click on Web Service URL and Apply:

And Web Portal URL and Apply:

Click on Database and Change Database:

Either create a new report server database or select an existing one:

Once complete, click Finish:

You may see the message “Could not load folder contents”, “You are not allowed to view this folder. Contact your administrator to obtain the necessary permissions”:

Run your browser as Administrator:

Power BI Report Server is now ready to use.


Carl de Souza is a developer and architect focusing on Microsoft Dynamics 365, Power BI, Azure, and AI.

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