I have a hosted VPS running Windows Server 2003 Standard Edition 64 bit SP2. Server has 640MB ram and 2.13GHz Xeon E7230 processor dedicated to it. I'm trying to install SQL Server 2008 express edition (64 bit). It goes through most of the install ok, but when it gets to "Running post-Windows Installer configuration timing actions." SqlEngineDBStartConfigAction_install_configrc_Cpu64 it always errors with "Could not find the Database Engine startup handle.".
Can anyone shed any light on this please? I've searched google with no joy yet.