Upgrade for SQL Server 2008 can fail if you have renamed the ‘sa’ account

UPDATE TO THIS POST: We now have a fix for this problem as documented at 968829  FIX: Error message when you try to upgrade aninstance of SQL Server 2005 to SQL Server 2008: “Wait on the DatabaseEngine recovery handle failed. Check the SQL Server error log for potentialcauses” http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;968829 However, because this is setup, you…