The full path must be less than 260 characters long - by Teo Lachev

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  Won't Fix<br /><br />
		Due to several factors the product team decided to focus its efforts on other items.<br /><br />
		A more detailed explanation for the resolution of this particular item may have been provided in the comments section.

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ID 342300 Comments
Status Closed Workarounds
Type Bug Repros 0
Opened 5/6/2008 5:45:45 PM
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Reporting Services configured for SharePoint integration (WSS and SSRS on the same machine). The report server is operational and respond on http://sco1asdev07/ReportServer_SQL2008

System services has locked accessing the box to using IP address only and changed the WSS site to listen on port 8080 (instead of the default 80).

Deploy from BIDS fails with this exception: 

“The path of the item '' is not valid. The full path must be less than 260 characters long; other restrictions apply.”

Report Builder Client downloads and opens from the SharePoint site but when it tries to obtain the models, it fails with the same exception. Clicking the Report Server URL in the Report Builder Models pane, opens a dialog that shows the Report Server top folder. However, clicking the folder link returns an exception that credentials cannot be passed on URL"
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Posted by John.Bevan on 4/12/2016 at 3:03 PM
For anyone hitting this through a search, the blog referenced below no longer exists, so is only available through the WayBack Machine:
Posted by Teo Lachev on 5/10/2008 at 5:58 AM
Hi Prash. After enabling DNS names and following the steps in the blog (, we no longer experience this issue.
Posted by Microsoft on 5/9/2008 at 10:49 AM
Thank you for filing this bug Teo.

We are currently investigating this issue. Will keep you posted in this regard.