Continuing my journey of trying to install MOSS on Windows 2008, I came across a couple of other issues.
When I tried to start Excel Services, I received the following error;
Failed to resolve the site ID for ‘Office Server Web Services’
I found this post which has a work around Click Here
It shows a Powershell script
Start Powershell and run the following command;
Exit Powershell and Restart it.
The following is the script to start Excel Services
Set-Alias stsadm $env:CommonProgramFiles"\Microsoft Shared\Web Server
stsadm -o provisionservice -action start -servicetype "Microsoft.Office.Excel.Server.ExcelServerSharedWebService,Microsoft.Office.Excel.Server, Version = 126.96.36.199, Culture = neutral,PublicKeyToken = 71e9bce111e9429c"
It seems to work okay, but it is a concern that there doesn’t seem to be a reason why at this point.