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SQL Server 2008 Express permissions problem

TITLE: Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio
This will be easy for somebody who understands this sort of thing. I've just installed SQL Server Express 2008 and trying to create a test database, but get this.
Create failed for Database test'.  (Microsoft.SqlServer.Smo)
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An exception occurred while executing a Transact-SQL statement or batch. (Microsoft.SqlServer.ConnectionInfo)


CREATE DATABASE permission denied in database 'master'. (Microsoft SQL Server, Error: 262)

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On the server/workstation that you installed SQL Server, are you an administrator?


Open up sql server management studio,

on the explorer window, expand databases,

Right-click on Master database

Click on Properties

Click on Permissions

Select the account you are trying to create database with and grant it the Create Permision and any other permission you wish to grant it and it should work.
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Jester - No!
Mr Seltzer
I only get guest in the list - how do I add a new user?

By the way, I think I know your brother, Alka.
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