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The report server cannot decrypt the symmetric key that is used to access sensitive or encrypted data in a report server database.

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I got the following error when trying to use SQL Server 2005 Reporting Services manager:

The report server cannot decrypt the symmetric key that is used to access sensitive or encrypted data in a report server database. You must either restore a backup key or delete all encrypted content. (rsReportServerDisabled) Get Online Help
Bad Data. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x80090005)


I understand that I need to reset my encryption keys. But by doing so, I have to reset all connection strings and db credentials for all of my data sources.

My question is :

Since I have more than 300 reports and 5 data sources. By Reseting it will it delete the data source and I have create new one. Or remove the connection string only.

If I have to create 5 new data sources, I have to set the data source to each and every report. Isnt it?

Also can I get the connection string of all my data sources from the report server DB?

Any help will be highly appreciated.

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Jack Corbett
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I believe, although not positive, you can reset your encryption key and then you just have to go back in and reset the credentials for your data sources, not recreate the whole data source as the credentials are the only thing that is encrypted.



Jack Corbett

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