Working with a test Windows 2008 R2 server with SQL 2008 R2 installed, onto which I was trying to install Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 (MOSS). Every time I tried I get the error:
“Failed to created the configuration database”
during the setup and configuration wizard.
However, when I looked in the SQL manager the configuration database was there.
Tried many, many things thinking it was a software compatibility issue with Windows Server 2008 R2 or SQL Server 2008 R2. Nope, not those those applications BUT I also had Office 2010 installed on the machine (since I was using it as a stand alone demo).
Problem turned out to be Office 2010, which I uninstalled and everything then worked fine.
Today’s lesson = MOSS and Office 2010 don’t work together on same machine.