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SQL Server 2008R2 Reporting Services Failed to start after GDR security patch KB 2716440.
|Symptoms||After Applying the Microsoft (October 2012) patches/Updates, SQL reporting services wasn't able to start and the below error is displayed when you try to start the service:|
One of the Updates released on that date is KB 2716440 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2716440 which resolves a vulnerability in SQL server.
|Resolution||This issue could occur because of a missing registry key and a common solution to this problem is to add this key as follows:
After reboot the SQL Server, Reporting services should start normally without any problems.