When you install SQL Server Reporting Services version 2008 and 2008 R2, you do not need to install IIS. Even so the reports are web based, and accessed through a browser. This works because SSRS uses windows HTTP.SYS functionality to listen to http://servername:80/reports wich is your default reports URL. But what if you instead want to access your reports at http://servername ? Out of the box, you can’t do that. So I wanted to share a little tips on how to accomplish that with minimum effort: 1. Install the ”Web Server” Windows Server Role, and include the ”HTTP Redirect” feature 2. Click on your server name and HTTP Redirect in IIS Manager (From Server Manager) and redirect from the default path to”/reports”. Apply changes 3.