Error when clicking "New" or "Edit" in Report Templates: "Cannot download the application. The application is missing required files."

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    Details

    When clicking "New" or "Edit" in Report Templates, you receive a prompt to download a ReportBuilder application, which then errors:


    "Cannot download the application. The application is missing required files. Contact application vendor for assistance."

     


    Resolution

    When you click the New or Edit button on Report Templates, the file which attempts to launch is essentially an exe which is designed to do two things:


    1. Open MS Report Builder
    2. Pass in parameters for your reporting environment, and the new report/report to be edited.

    Receiving this error indicates that when it attempts to launch SSRS Report builder, it is not installed on your machine. Note that you are not getting a true installer, just a launcher.

    You can download Report Builder from Microsoft directly. The newest version is available here:   http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=29072