Every few months, especially after a windows update, I find that SQL Server Reporting Services’ ReportManager just won’t load. There’s no errors, there’s nothing in the System Event Log or any reason that I can see for the reportmanager never loading.
I usually end up out of frustration stopping the reporting services, stopping IIS, and then usually starting IIS and then finally starting Reporting Services again. Today, when ReportManager wouldn’t load I went to restart IIS and got an error about the w3svc not being able to stop.
Eventually, I figured out I could run the following command and eventually get the World Wide Web Service to stop. I then could start IIS again and then start Reporting Services back up.
Taskkill /F /FI "SERVICES eq w3svc"
Hope this helps.
Author: Brian Cline