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SQL Server 2012 Report Builder 3.0 won’t launch

If you click on a Report and on “Edit in ReportBuilder” you are receiving the following error message:

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When you click on “Details …” you can read the following:

PLATFORM VERSION INFO
	Windows 			: 6.2.9200.0 (Win32NT)
	Common Language Runtime 	: 4.0.30319.34209
	System.Deployment.dll 		: 4.0.30319.34243 built by: FX452RTMGDR
	clr.dll 			: 4.0.30319.34209 built by: FX452RTMGDR
	dfdll.dll 			: 4.0.30319.34243 built by: FX452RTMGDR
	dfshim.dll 			: 6.3.9600.16384 (winblue_rtm.130821-1623)

SOURCES
	Deployment url			: https://<server>/Reporting/_vti_bin/ReportBuilder/ReportBuilder_3_0_0_0.application?ReportPath=https%3a%2f%2f<server>%2freport.rdl
						X-Powered-By	: ASP.NET
						X-AspNet-Version: 4.0.30319
	Application url			: https://<server>/Reporting/_vti_bin/ReportBuilder/RptBuilder_3/MSReportBuilder.exe.manifest
						X-Powered-By	: ASP.NET
						X-AspNet-Version: 4.0.30319

IDENTITIES
	Deployment Identity		: ReportBuilder_3_0_0_0.application, Version=11.0.5058.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=c3bce3770c238a49, processorArchitecture=x86
	Application Identity		: MSReportBuilder.exe, Version=11.0.5058.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=c3bce3770c238a49, processorArchitecture=x86, type=win32

APPLICATION SUMMARY
	* Online only application.
	* Trust url parameter is set.
ERROR SUMMARY
	Below is a summary of the errors, details of these errors are listed later in the log.
	* Activation of https://<server>/Reporting/_vti_bin/ReportBuilder/ReportBuilder_3_0_0_0.application?ReportPath=https%3a%2f%2f<server>%2freport.rdl resulted in exception. Following failure messages were detected:
		+ Unable to install this application because an application with the same identity is already installed. To install this application, either modify the manifest version for this application or uninstall the preexisting application.

COMPONENT STORE TRANSACTION FAILURE SUMMARY
	No transaction error was detected.

WARNINGS
	There were no warnings during this operation.

OPERATION PROGRESS STATUS
	* [23.07.2015 12:06:37] : Activation of https://<server>/Reporting/_vti_bin/ReportBuilder/ReportBuilder_3_0_0_0.application?ReportPath=https%3a%2f%2f<server>%2freport.rdl has started.
	* [23.07.2015 12:06:37] : Processing of deployment manifest has successfully completed.
	* [23.07.2015 12:06:37] : Installation of the application has started.
	* [23.07.2015 12:06:40] : Processing of application manifest has successfully completed.
	* [23.07.2015 12:06:42] : Found compatible runtime version 4.0.30319.
	* [23.07.2015 12:06:42] : Request of trust and detection of platform is complete.
	* [23.07.2015 12:06:49] : Downloading of subscription dependencies is complete.
	* [23.07.2015 12:06:49] : Commit of the downloaded application has started.

ERROR DETAILS
	Following errors were detected during this operation.
	* [23.07.2015 12:06:49] System.Deployment.Application.DeploymentException (Subscription)
		- Unable to install this application because an application with the same identity is already installed. To install this application, either modify the manifest version for this application or uninstall the preexisting application.
		- Source: System.Deployment
		- Stack trace:
			at System.Deployment.Application.SubscriptionStore.CheckApplicationPayload(CommitApplicationParams commitParams)
			at System.Deployment.Application.SubscriptionStore.CommitApplication(SubscriptionState& subState, CommitApplicationParams commitParams)
			at System.Deployment.Application.ApplicationActivator.InstallApplication(SubscriptionState& subState, ActivationDescription actDesc)
			at System.Deployment.Application.ApplicationActivator.PerformDeploymentActivation(Uri activationUri, Boolean isShortcut, String textualSubId, String deploymentProviderUrlFromExtension, BrowserSettings browserSettings, String& errorPageUrl)
			at System.Deployment.Application.ApplicationActivator.ActivateDeploymentWorker(Object state)

COMPONENT STORE TRANSACTION DETAILS
	No transaction information is available.

 

The problem is caused by a previously installed version of Report Builder (web-launched version). You have to clean the AppCache, do this on a command prompt by entering:

rundll32 dfshim CleanOnlineAppCache

 

Et voilà: it works again!

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