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

2017-12-11T11:13:11+00:00 April 18th, 2011|SQL|

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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