Management Reporter 2012 is currently not compatible with Microsoft SQL Server 2017. When you try to install Management Reporter 2012 on SQL Server 2017, you receive this error:
The database deployment failed. Additional information: Microsoft.SqlServer.Dac.DacServicesException: Could not deploy package. —> Microsoft.Data.Tools.Schema.Sql.Deployment.DeploymentFailedException: Unable to connect to target server.
There are no plans to support Microsoft SQL Server 2017 with AX 2012 R3. As such, Management Reporter 2012 is also not supported with Microsoft SQL Server 2017. MR 2012 is supported with a minimum of SQL Server 2012 Standard Edition and the recommend being SQL Server 2016.