SSL problem when installing TFS 2010

I had this error when trying to install TFS 2010 Beta 2 on a shiny new Windows Server 2008 R2 :
TFxxxxxx: SQL Server Reporting Services is configured to require a secure connection, however no HTTPS URL is configured with a valid certificate

So first thing was to remove the SSL binding from the report server (using the Reporting Services Configuration Manager), but it did not change anything from the TFS configuration checker point of view.
The fact is this checker does not care about whether SSL is actually in use for the report server, it simply checks IF SSL can be enabled in the report server. That means that you must completely disable SSL and this can only be done by modifying the .config file of the report server.

Just navigate to your report server folder (usually \MSRS10.MSSQLSERVER\Reporting Services\ReportServer), open the rsreportserver.config file for editing and locate the parameter named SecureConnectionLevel and set its value to 0 to deactivate security).

Re-run the configuration checker and it should not complain anymore.

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