I tried to install SQL Server 2008 on a Windows Server 2003 box that had a SQL Server 2005 Express installation before. First I tried run an automatic upgrade but that didn't work so I uninstalled SQL Server 2005 completely. After that I ran the SQL Server 2008 setup.
The installation reported an error that it could not start the SQL Browser service. I tried starting it manually and it failed with the following error message (translated literally from German):
Service "SQL Server Browser" was started on "Local Computer" and then stopped.
I think the installation will succeed as soon as the service SQL Server Browser can be started. Any idea why I cannot start this service or ideas how I can find out what the problem is?