Device types and devices

A device contains information that maps the device type with the actual addressable point. For example, an email account, a specific physical printer, or a network drive location. This information is defined in Reporting Services by either creating and importing an XML file or creating individual device types within Reporting Services.

After creating device types, you must either create and import a CSV, TAB Delimited, or XML file containing the device information or create device information individually in Reporting Services.

Reporting Services uses the combination of device types and devices to distribute reports. Currently, Reporting Services supports only e-mail, printer and network drive devices.