Failed to start the database service MSSQL$OfficeServers

May 3rd, 2010 | Posted by Marijn in moss | quick tip | sharepoint | sharepoint 2010

Just installed a new demo environment and got stuck after installing everything: when I wanted to configure MOSS 2007 it told me it “Failed to start the database service MSSQL$OfficeServers”.


I browsed a lot of blogs, and one finally gave me an answer:

Here’s the solution: Go to “regedit”, browse thru “HKLM_Local_Machine/Software/Microsoft/Shared Tools/Web Server Extensions/12.0/WSS/”. Then change the value of attribute named “ServerRole” from SINGLESERVER to APPLICATION.

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