I've just installed sql server 2008. When running the management studio I get the option of connecting to the database engine or sql server compact edition.
When I go to connect to the database engine with a local or domain administrator account, I can't create a new database -
I get the error message
"create database permission denied in database "master"" error 262
When I go to security, create new login and try to give my user domain user access to dbcreator I get another permission denied error (15247).
I've tried logging on with the sa default username and password, but no luck.
In short, I can't create a database and can't give myself permissions to do so.