I am trying to setup two SSRS servers in a scale-out deployment that use a Always-On availability group for the database.

  • The AG is setup and working.
  • I have both SSRS servers using the AG listener on the Database page of the Report Server Configuration Manager.
  • All credentials in SSRS configuration manager are using domain accounts.

Should work right?

When I go to the Scale-out Deployment page in the SSRS configuration manager I only ever get one entry in the list.
And the entry seems to flip back and forth between the two SSRS server.

i.e. when I look at the list on the Scale-out Deployment page, one minute it will say ServerA the next minute it will say ServerB but it never shows both at the same time so I can add ServerB.

Any Ideas?

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Wound up contacting MS for a solution to this. Turns out when the servers were setup, an image was used (AWS). As a result, the Installation ID for both servers were identical. Here is the solution from MS:

We tried to add Reportserver DB to AG and configure, still we were facing the issue.

From dbo.keys we can see that installation id is same in config files of both servers.

I tried to replicate the issue in my Lab by giving the same installation id and followed below steps to resolve the issue.

Please use below action plan and let us know if it works. Please let us know if you need help in performing below steps so that I will schedule a meeting.

  1. Go to SQL server instance and run below query. We will get a sample id. enter image description here

  2. Go to config file in the server which is not working now Path : C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services\SSRS\ReportServer File name : rsreportserver.config Open this file and search for And change the installation ID to the one which we got from the query in step1 Restart the service.

  3. Check dbo.keys for new installation id as shown below. enter
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  4. If you are still facing issue related to encryption keys. Please delete the encryption key and restart the service. 5) Add the server in scale out deployment after this step.

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