SharePoint Products Configuration Wizard: Configuration Failed
Error referencing Step 3: "Failed to Create the Configuration Database"
SharePoint 2013 Preview
Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1
SQL Server 2008 R2 SP1
I searched the Web for blog posts referencing this error, there were quite a few. I verified the service accounts settings and the SQL Server configurations (Kalil, 2012). I ran the psconfig command below from PowerShell, from the BIN directory. After this cmdlet completed, I ran the Configuration Wizard again and the Wizard was successful.
Khalil, G. (July, 2012). Installing SharePoint 2013 Preview on Windows 2012 Server with SQL 2012-Part 2. Retrieved September 30, 2012 from http://sharepointgeorge.com/2012/installing-sharepoint-2013-preview-windows-2012-server-sql-2012part-2.
MSDN (2012). Max degree of parallelism Option. Retrieved September 30, 2012 from http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms181007(v=sql.105).aspx.
Spiffy (August, 2012). 3 Steps to Setup your SharePoint 2013 Preview. Retrieved September 30, 2012 from http://spiffy.sg/developers/3-steps-to-setup-your-sharepoint-2013-preview.