I have a server running SQL Server 2005 -- two instances each with Reporting Services. During the installation window asking about which authentication method to use, I put down Windows with the username of the service account. Then I hit the 'Test' button. One of the Reporting Services came back with an error:
HResult 0xFFFFFFFF, Level 16, State 1
SQL Network Interfaces: Error Locating Server/Instance Specified [xFFFFFFFF].
Error: sqlcmd Microsoft SQL Native Client : An error has occurred
That nice protocols explanation thingy gave two suggestion about named pipes (already enabled) and SQL Server Browser (already turned on).
A question to the logical DBA/developer said that they had previously loaded the Reporting Services for some future plan, but that they had not done anything with it. Literally. I could not access anything in Management Studio except to log in.
So, now what? Do I upgrade the instance with no problems and forget about the one with problems for the time being? Remove Reporting Services and re-install it another time?