IntroductionI removed SQL Server from my VirtualBox environment and I ran into an error during the installation of a new version of SQL Server 2008 R2. In this blogpost I'll describe the error and how you can solve this.
The ErrorBelow a screenshot of the error "Reporting Services Catalog Database File existence" and the error "Reporting Services Catalog Temporary Database File existence" during the installation of SQL Server 2008 R2.
The problem is that the removal of SQL Sever installation didn't remove the database folders.
I deleted the SSRS databases and now the installation of SQL Server proceeds.
ConclusionWhen you remove a SQL Server installation from your system, the databases are not deleted and therefore you can run into errors when you install SQL Server again. Rename or remove the Reporting Services databases.