I wanted to use the Report Builder of my SQL Server 2008 R2 installation, and when I clicked on the button “Report Builder” in my Report Manager, I got this message:
To use Report Builder, you must install .Net Framework 3.5 on this computer
So first of all, I checked which version of the .NET Framework I had installed, and it turned out to be version 4 already!
When you get this message, here’s what you need to do:
- In your IE browser, go to the little cogwheel on the right top corner and select F12 Developer Tools.
- On the bottom of your screen or in a new screen, you should get a code window. Click on the menu Browser Mode: IE9 and change this to Internet Explorer 8.
- Click on the button Report Builder again. If you haven’t installed the Report Builder yet, it should start installing, otherwise it starts the Report Builder right away.