How to Update SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) 2017 or Later

A common question I usually get from fellow SQL Server community members, is how to update SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) 2017?

This is a good question, because since SQL Server 2017 and later, SSRS is no longer part of the SQL Server installation media. To this end, SSRS 2017 and later can be found as standalone installation packages.

 

Downloading SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) 2017 and Later

SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) 2017 can be downloaded on this MS download link

SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) 2019 can be downloaded on this MS download link.

 

Updating SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) 2017 and Later

So the question remains: how can you update SSRS?

If you try to update SSRS 2017 or later, using a SQL Server service pack media or Cumulative Update (CU), the installer will not be finding any SQL Server components/features to update.

So, in order to update SSRS 2017 or later, you just need to download the latest SSRS installer from Microsoft, and run the installation process on the SSRS server to be updated. Then, after running the installer, you will be asked whether you want to proceed with updating the existing SSRS installation or not.

 

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