How to change service account for reporting services


This saved me a bit of time. Now all i need to do is schedule a down time…

Originally posted on CoreSQL:

There is a specific way to change the SSRS service account if you strait forward change the service account then after restart of SSRS when you try to access reports you will receive below error.

The report server cannot decrypt the symmetric key used to access sensitive or encrypted data in a report server database. You must either restore a backup key or delete all encrypted content and then restart the service. Check the documentation for more information. (rsReportServerDisabled) Get Online

In the SSRS log you can see the below log



The Report Server service uses the symmetric key to access the encrypted data in a report server database. This symmetric key is encrypted by using an asymmetric public key that corresponds to the computer and the user account that is used to run the Report Server service. When you change the user account that is used to run…

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Guitar Hero Creators Tackle Fitness Equipment Next With Goji Play



Originally posted on TechCrunch:

Treadmills. They’re just so monotonous, no?

It’s a challenge to keep your mind off exhaustion or muscle fatigue, so many gym users turn to TV shows or books to distract themselves. But even that may not be enough to make exercise less of a chore for regular folk.

So Charles and Kai Huang, who are behind Guitar Hero, got the band back together and started Blue Goji. Today they’re launching Goji Play, which is a set of exercise equipment-friendly game controllers that lets you play games while on a treadmill or a bike.

“One of the things we learned back in our days working on Guitar Hero was really how great games can immerse people and inspire them,” Huang said. “And that’s not only have to fun but also to get more active. We really are all about active gaming and so after we moved on from Activision…

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A real NBN is slipping away

Excellent article written by Rod Tucker, one of the architects of the original NBN plan.

It saddens that this dream is slipping further and further away. No politician is willing to listen and it seems the more that people shout the less they are heard.

The one thing i wanted from NBN was to see the expansion of tele-health. This could have brought doctors to your house in a very different way than what they do now. Data throughput on a PON based network wouldn’t have been an issue but on the new propsoed NBN i really don’t think it will cope. Sadly I don’t think tele-health will be a reality now, maybe in the next 20 years but no sooner.