What is ReportingServicesService.exe?

The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the ReportingServicesService.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.

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ReportingServicesService.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with ReportingServicesService
ReportingServicesService.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as Report Scheduling and Delivery Server Windows NT Service or Reporting Services Service belongs to software Microsoft SQL Server (version 2005) or Microsoft SQL Server VSS Writer by Microsoft (

Description: ReportingServicesService.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. ReportingServicesService.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 17,264 bytes (16% of all occurrences), 1,610,328 bytes and 4 more variants. 
The program has no visible window. The file has a digital signature. The ReportingServicesService.exe file is not a Windows core file. ReportingServicesService.exe is able to monitor applications and manipulate other programs. Therefore the technical security rating is 25% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: The software publisher Microsoft provides direct support ( You could safely remove the program using the uninstall program of SQL Server 2012 or SQL Server 2012 Reporting Services (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program).

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as ReportingServicesService.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the ReportingServicesService.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


User Comments

Part of SQL SERVER, can be set through configuration manager for Auto start, Manual start, or Disabled
reportingservicesservice.exe is part of MS SQL Server and used in Reporting Services.

Summary: Average user rating of ReportingServicesService.exe: based on 1 vote with 2 user comments. One user thinks ReportingServicesService.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving ReportingServicesService issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with ReportingServicesService. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the ReportingServicesService.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: Security Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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