BI performance counter: Total Processing Failures – Web service

Applies to



Total Processing Failures performance counter monitors relates to a cumulative number of errors at runtime such missing dataset or invalid parameters provided that have been encountered since the restart of the service. The cumulative number is reset back to zero whenever the service is restarted.

Resolved by

DBAs, Server administrators, System administrators, Web administrators, Report developers

Suggested solutions

  1. Check the Reporting Services error log file
  2. Grant users Browser role permission
  3. Confirm validity of data source logon credentials
  4. Consider running data sources as Windows credentials

Additional research

Reporting Services Report Server
Report Server HTTP Log
Troubleshoot Processing of Reporting Services Reports


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