Learn how to upgrade Power BI Report Server.
To download Power BI Report Server, and Power BI Desktop optimized for Power BI Report Server, go to On-premises reporting with Power BI Report Server.
For the current release notes, see Power BI Report Server - Release notes.
Before you upgrade a report server, it is recommended that you perform the following steps to back up your report server.
You should backup the encryption keys when you configure a report server installation for the first time. You should also backup the keys any time you change the identity of the service accounts or rename the computer. For more information, see Back Up and Restore Reporting Services Encryption Keys.
Because a report server is a stateless server, all application data is stored in the reportserver and reportservertempdb databases that run on a SQL Server Database Engine instance. You can backup the reportserver and reportservertempdb databases using one of the supported methods for backing up SQL Server databases. Recommendations that are specific to the report server databases include the following:
For more information about backup and recovery of SQL Server relational databases, see Back Up and Restore of SQL Server Databases.
Power BI Report Server uses configuration files to store application settings. You should backup the files when you first configure the server and after you deploy any custom extensions. Files to back up include:
Upgrading Power BI Report Server is straight forward. There are only a few steps to install the files.
Find the location of PowerBIReportServer.exe and launch the installer.
Select Upgrade Power BI Report Server.
Read and agree to the license terms and conditions and then select Upgrade.
After a successful upgrade, you can select Configure Report Server to launch the Reporting Services Configuration Manager, or select Close to exit the installer.
After the report server is upgrade, you will want to make sure that any Power BI report authors upgrade to the version of Power BI Desktop optimized for Power BI Report Server that matches the server.
Install Power BI Desktop optimized for Power BI Report Server
Verify a reporting services installation
Configure the report server service account
Configure report server URLs
Configure a report server database connection
Initialize a report server
Configure SSL connections on a report server
Configure windows service accounts and permissions
Browser support for Power BI Report Server
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