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CREATE DATABASE permission denied in database 'master'

Topics: User Forum
Jun 11, 2008 at 9:41 PM
Our scenario is that I have an existing WSS 3.0 site that uses WID and I want to add the SLK using SQL Server 2005 Express (instance name is SQL_WSS_CONTENT).

I followed the documentation for SLK version and got up to the point of configuring SLK via Sharepoint Central Administration.

On the Central Admin SLK Configuration page, I have the following settings:
Site Collection: (manually selected)
SLK Database:           SERVER\SQL_WSS_CONTENT
                                   DB name: SLK
Option for Create DB checked
SLK Permissions: left at default to create "SLK Instructor" and "SLK Learner"
SLK Settings blank

I am not sure what I am doing wrong, but I would like to keep my existing Sharepoint infrastructure and not rebuild it (if possible). I have already tried other solutions  on these discussions but it always comes back to the above error. I have also tried the above settings; except I have manually created a DB and provided the name, but I get an error:

Cannot open database "SLK" requested by the login. The login failed.
Login failed for user 'NT AUTHORITY\NETWORK SERVICE'.
More information has been written to the server event log.

Server Log:

Event Type: Failure Audit
Event Category: (4)
Event ID: 18456
Date:  6/11/2008
Time:  4:37:39 PM
Login failed for user 'NT AUTHORITY\NETWORK SERVICE'. [CLIENT: <local machine>]

Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.
Jun 11, 2008 at 10:15 PM
Hi All,

I guess I solved my own problem.

The solution was to make sure that the Network Service had a login to the instance (SQL_WSS_CONTENT) and that the login was granted dbcreator or above.

I did this via SQL Server Management Studio Express.

I hope this helps others with this issue.
Jun 12, 2008 at 6:07 PM
Thanks, this helped me after 2 hours of trying to get this running.

Someone needs to add that to a FAQ, WIKI or installation document.