Following the installation guide "Run Syncope in real environments" results in a generic error when deploying syncope.war to a Tomcat container (7.0.41) on Windows 2008 R2 + MS SQL Server 2008/2012.
I tried a few times on different combinations of Windows and SQL Server (2008/2012), all resulted in the same error (non descriptive Error listenerStart). I then added a logging.properties to the deployed web archive. This gave me a terrible long exception. One of the nested exceptions (CannotReadScriptException) told me that the file [quartz\tables_sqlserver.sql] was not found. I noticed that the file was actually named tables_sqlServer.sql (with uppercase S).
I renamed the file to tables_sqlserver.sql (all lowercase) and successfully deployed to all my installations afterwards.