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How Do You Backup a Single ConfigMgr Report?

By Garth Jones

Every so often, this question comes up within the Microsoft Forums or on the MyITForum mailing list:

How can I backup my Custom ConfigMgr Report?

There are many reasons why someone would not have a copy of their ConfigMgr report. Ultimately, it doesn’t matter why, particularly when the solution is simple. The answer is to download a copy of the RDL on to your computer, but exactly how do you do that?

1. Start by opening Internet Explorer and go to your System Center Configuration Manager Reporting Site. In my example, this is: http://cm-cas-rs1/Reports/.

2. Browse to the report that you want to backup.

3. Place your cursor over the report to display the menu button.

How Do You Backup a Single ConfigMgr Report-Menu Button

4. Click the download link.

How Do You Backup a Single ConfigMgr Report-Download

This will download the report to your local computer; from there, you can copy it to anywhere that it can be backed up.

This is useful for a handful of reports, but once you have more than that, you should look at using a PowerShell script to back up all of your RDLs at one time. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at @GarthMJ.