uninstalling reporting services

Posted on 2008-11-06
Last Modified: 2012-06-21
Hi Folks,

If you have uninstalled a reporting instance is there any point to restoring the ReportServer Database once you have reinstalled the instance?

Why I am asking:

I uninstalled reporting services (as it would not start) aiming to reinstall. After reinstall and restore the dbs I had all sorts of problems.

It would not initialize unless I deleted unencrypted content.. so I did.

Then I got

An internal error occurred on the report server. See the error log for more details. (rsInternalError)

didn't get much help on that one so I started playing around with the database (figured it was a database problem because when I create new reportserver db all is ok except everything is lost). In the Catalog when you delete rows of type 1 (I have been told they are to do with folders) I get a different error.

The item '/' cannot be found. (rsItemNotFound) Get Online Help

Does anyone have a clue what these errors are.. Is the issue that I need to restore the old folder structure of the reporting service instance?

Question by:david_32
    LVL 42

    Expert Comment

    check the article-  
    How to move a Reporting Services database from a computer that is running Reporting Services to another computer

    Author Comment

    Ok I did not backup the encryption key  is there anything I can do or is it broken for good?
    LVL 42

    Accepted Solution

    LVL 51

    Expert Comment

    by:Mark Wills
    No comment has been added to this question in more than 21 days, so it is now classified as abandoned.

    I will leave the following recommendation for this question in the Cleanup topic area:
       Accept: EugeneZ {http:#22918308}

    Any objections should be posted here in the next 4 days. After that time, the question will be closed.

    EE Cleanup Volunteer

    Featured Post

    What Is Threat Intelligence?

    Threat intelligence is often discussed, but rarely understood. Starting with a precise definition, along with clear business goals, is essential.

    Join & Write a Comment

    In this article I will describe the Backup & Restore method as one possible migration process and I will add the extra tasks needed for an upgrade when and where is applied so it will cover all.
    In this article I will describe the Copy Database Wizard method as one possible migration process and I will add the extra tasks needed for an upgrade when and where is applied so it will cover all.
    It is a freely distributed piece of software for such tasks as photo retouching, image composition and image authoring. It works on many operating systems, in many languages.
    Need more eyes on your posted question? Go ahead and follow the quick steps in this video to learn how to Request Attention to your question. *Log into your Experts Exchange account *Find the question you want to Request Attention for *Go to the e…

    733 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

    Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

    Join & Ask a Question

    Need Help in Real-Time?

    Connect with top rated Experts

    22 Experts available now in Live!

    Get 1:1 Help Now