FIX: Permission error when you view a folder by using the "ViewMode=WebpartList" parameter in the query string for Report Manager in SQL Server 2008 R2 Reporting Services

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Article ID: 2520240 - View products that this article applies to.
Microsoft distributes Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 fixes as one downloadable file. Because the fixes are cumulative, each new release contains all the hotfixes and all the security fixes that were included with the previous SQL Server 2008 R2 fix release.
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SYMPTOMS

Consider the following scenario:
  • You save some Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Reporting Services (SSRS) reports in a folder on a computer. Some reports have subscriptions.
  • You grant a user the following permissions for the folder:
    • View reports
    • View resources
    • View folders
  • The user tries to view the folder in a web browser by using a query string that contains the following parameter:
    ViewMode=WebpartList
In this scenario, the user receives the following error message in the web browser:
Permissions granted to user <Domain\username> are insufficient for performing this operation.

RESOLUTION

Cumulative update information

SQL Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1

The fix for this issue was first released in Cumulative Update 1 for SQL Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1. For more information about how to obtain this cumulative update package, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
2544793 Cumulative Update package 1 for SQL Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1
Note Because the builds are cumulative, each new fix release contains all the hotfixes and all the security fixes that were included with the previous SQL Server 2008 R2 fix release. We recommend that you consider applying the most recent fix release that contains this hotfix. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
2567616 The SQL Server 2008 R2 builds that were released after SQL Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 was released

SQL Server 2008 R2

The fix for this issue was first released in Cumulative Update 7. For more information about how to obtain this cumulative update package for SQL Server 2008 R2, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
2489376 Cumulative Update package 7 for SQL Server 2008 R2
Note Because the builds are cumulative, each new fix release contains all the hotfixes and all the security fixes that were included with the previous SQL Server 2008 R2 fix release. We recommend that you consider applying the most recent fix release that contains this hotfix. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
981356 The SQL Server 2008 R2 builds that were released after SQL Server 2008 R2 was released

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

WORKAROUND

To work around this issue, grant all users the ReadSubscription permission for all reports in the folder.

MORE INFORMATION

For more information about how to grant permissions in SSRS, visit the following Microsoft website:
General information about how to grant permissions in SSRS

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Article ID: 2520240 - Last Review: July 18, 2011 - Revision: 2.0
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Reporting Services
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