I'm installing SQL Server 2012 at the moment and when I was about to run the installation, this error pops up:
On clicking the first failed test, which is "Reporting Services Catalog Database File Existence", this is what i get:
On clicking the second failed test, which is "Reporting Services Catalog Temporary Database File Existence", this is what i get:
So basically, both of the message box says me that "Catalog Database File" & "Catalog Temporary database files exists". Because of this, i need to select Reporting Services file-only mode installation.
My questions are:
Since you already had one installation of SQL Server done before, there was a database already created. That did not get removed. So when you reinstall, its trying to create the database with the same name, hence, the error. You need to delete the old files to continue the new installation.
From the direcotry
C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL10.MSSQLSERVER\MSSQL\DATA
Remove the following files
Try the Following link for further help.
For sql-server-2012 the path is:
C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL11.MSSQL2012\MSSQL\DATA
MSSQL2012 is the instance name and the respective file names are: