Reporting services catalog database file existence failed

Sometimes while installing SQL server 2008, you might face some validation errors like Reporting services catalog database file existence failed.

The solution is really simple. follow the below solution:

Open the folder
“C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL10.MSSQLSERVER\MSSQL\DATA”

Delete the below 4 files from the folder


After deleting the above files, click Re-run in the setup window. It should work now. You should
not get any validation error.

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