Recently I had to deploy some of my SSRS reports in a remote VM, where no Visual studio was present, so I followed the manual process
steps followed are as below
Step 1 : find the report manager URL by opening the Reporting Services Configuration Manager tool and navigating to Report Manager URL shown as below.
Step 2: Open the URL in Internet Explorer Administrative mode.
you will observer my home site has two folders
1- Data Sources – This is the folder I will create my data sources, which will be referred by my report
2- TestReports – This is the folder I will upload my reports (.rdl) files.
Step 3: Open the Data Sources Folder by double clicking it and then add a new Data source. Make sure you set the data source as active and test the connection string, before clicking the apply button.
Step 4: Click on the Data Sources link available in the site map to come back to the Data sources folder and see that your created Data source is available
Step 5: Go back to the Home by clicking the Home link in the top left corner of the page and then open the TestReports to upload your rdl report into it
Step 6: Click on the Upload File link and then click the Browse button to select your rdl file. and finally click Ok
Step 6: Open the Manage command on the report you have just uploaded as shown in the below picture to assign the data source to the report
Step 7: Select the Data source link in the manage window and assign the appropriate data source as shown in the below pictures.
Step 8: Apply the changes and navigate back to the TestReports folder.
Step 9: Run the report by double clicking on it
Hope this post has helped you…