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MSSQL Server 2008, what are "TEST" services?

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Last Modified: 2012-05-11
in Program Files\C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server there are pairs of folders such as:
MSRS10.MSSQLSERVER and MSRS10.TEST and other similar pairs.

These are reflected in running services such as:
"SQL Server Reporting Services (MSSQLSERVER") and
"SQL Server Reporting Services (TEST)"

The MSRS10.TEST folder is corrupt and the system can't start "SQL Server Reporting Services (TEST)". Logs are complaining.  The functional part of our DB seems to be fine.

What is the TEST function? What happens if it is not running? Can it be stopped altogether? I need advice about turning it off (my first choice), or failing that, some advice on how to rebuild the corrupt programs (my second choice).
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