If you prefer to work in a thin-client web environment, you can access alternative tools on the Reporting Server Console (also called the Web Console) from Developer Studio. The Reporting Server Console enables you to configure adapters, create and enhance synonyms, and perform a wide range of other server-related tasks.
Although the look and feel of the Reporting Server Console is different from the Developer Studio interface, the options on the corresponding tools are largely identical. However, a few options that are currently supported in Developer Studio are not supported on the Web Console at the present time. These include:
Procedures for accessing the Reporting Server Console, configuring adapters and remote servers, and creating synonyms are described briefly in Accessing Data and Creating Synonyms and extensively in the Adapter Administration for UNIX, Windows, OpenVMS, IBM i, and z/OS manual.