Error message when you generate a report in Microsoft Management Reporter: "Bad or missing data was encountered"

Symptoms

When you generate a report in Microsoft Management Reporter, you receive the following error message:

Bad or missing data was encountered while loading the report and its building blocks.




Other users can generate the same report without receiving this error.

Cause

There is an invalid path for the files location.

Resolution

Click Tools and then click Options. In the Management Reporter files location field, verify that you have a valid path entered. The userĀ must haveĀ at least Modify permissions to this folder.

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