Failed to start the database service mssql$officeservers. Repair this product by selecting it from Add/Remove programs menu.

Source:http://blogs.msdn.com/b/akshayns/archive/2007/08/14/unable-to-configure-sharepoint-products-and-technologies-configuration-wizard.aspx?CommentPosted=true

1. Start -> Run -> regedit

2. Registry Key for server role (HKLM/Software/Microsoft/Shared Tools/Web Server Extensions/12.0/WSS/ServerRole) has to be changed from SingleServer to Application.

NOTE: Please make sure you make a backup of the registry before you make any changes. Serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly by using Registry Editor or by using another method. These problems might require that you reinstall your operating system.

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Signing third-party assemblies/dlls

Error:  WSPBuilder: THe solution has one or more assemblies which have to be moved to GAC. You should have a strong name for all the assemblies that go into GAC

Resolution: Signing the assemblies

1. Generate a KeyFile:  sn -k Remedykey.snk
2. Get the MSIL for the assembly: 

ildasm Remedy.dll /out:Remedy.il
3. Build a new assembly from the MSIL output and your KeyFile

ilasm Remedy.il /dll /key= Remedykey.snk