SQL 2008 Reporting Services installation failure “The Reporting Service catalog database file exists. Select a Reporting Services files-only mode installation.”

We were doing a re-install of SQL 2008 Reporting Services recently when we came across the below error.

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This was caused due to the Reporting Services SQL databases, still existing from the previous SQL installation.

To Resolve this i deleted the following databases from the SQL installation location and then when i  hit ‘re-‘run’ and all tests passed Smile

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6 Comments

  1. Abc

    Great solution Daniel…worked perfectly for me.

  2. Nagaraju

    Hi ,

    Thank you very much now it is working

  3. JohnyMotorhead

    Yeah, thanks man! It helped a lot!

  4. Ericc

    Found it!

    It is located at “C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL10.MSSQLSERVER\MSSQL\DATA” for people that werent able to find it either 😉

  5. phornsophan

    thank you very much that you can help me!

  6. Robin

    thanks bro

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