I have an expired version of SQL Server 2016 RC2 with SSRS installed as well. The developer decided he didn’t get all the RDL from the SSRS before it expired and now needs to recover those. I tried to run the installation to upgrade it, but it fails because the services are not started. I tried to run the Edition Upgrade and it only upgrades a few components of which is not the engine.
How can I recover this? When the developer installed and configured SSRS they did not save the encryption key, so I don’t believe I can do a new install and restore the mdf. Is there anything else I can do.