Having problems deploying to a brand new Reporting Services 2008 install?
There are two kinds of permissions in Reporting Services – Server Level and Item Level. To get to the Server Level permissions, in Report Manager, go to home, and then click on Site Settings in the upper right hand corner, then click the Security menu item on the left. If you click, New Role Assignment, Notice there are only two roles here. You can make yourself an administrator here – although local Administrators is automatically added. This may be enough. FYI – it may be a good idea to take the local administrators out anyways so that hardware administrators don’t get administrative rights to the Reporting Services Server inadvertently.
But before you can deploy a Reporting Services project to the server, you have to do one more thing. You need to have item level permissions as well. To add yourself, go to Home and then click Properties – the blue tab next to Contents. If you click New Role Assignment, you’ll see item level roles. You’ll need to be at least Publisher, but you’ll probably just want to be Content Editor. Publisher can’t modify folder structure, Content Editor can.
After you add yourself, you should be good to go.
Update: Here is a link to more info on adding Item Level Permissions http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa337471(lightweight).aspx