MS SQL 2008 Express - Permissions

Trying to create a new database in SQL, there are currently 3 databases under the SQLEXPRESS instance.
Logged in to the Windows member server with the domain administrator account, but apparently doesn't have rights to create a database or assign perms.
Does this mean that SQL was installed with a different account and if so, how do I figure out what user account to use?

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Dave BaldwinFixer of ProblemsCommented:
It was likely installed with an administrator account that is on that computer, not a domain administrator.  That's the way it worked here.

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Deepak ChauhanSQL Server DBACommented:
Yes right.
Whenever you install SQL server it ask for adding the Admin account to manage SQL server. There are two option to add the user
1. Add the current user --(for adding the user who is installing sql server)
2. Add --- (for adding the other user which you want to add in SQL admin)

Now you can connect SQL server using local Administrator account and add your domain user in SQL server logins, assign the SYSadmin role to your login. This way you will be able do anything on this server usign your domain login ID.
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