I’ve ran into this a few times, were BIDs instantly crashes / closes whenever I try to Preview a SSRS report.

If you have SQL Prompt installed, it could (Note could! ive found BIDs to be pretty glitchy on reports) be the problem. I’ve had this issue on a couple of machines and this work around fixed it for both of them.

In BIDs -> Tools -> Add on Manager -> Untick SQL Prompt from Startup.

I found the fix here:

http://www.red-gate.com/messageboard/viewtopic.php?t=12431

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