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Database permission error

Andy,

I am new to SQL. It was hard just to figure out how to install it.

I know I am logged in as a Admin. in Windows.

I have the little server box with the round circle on it in the bottom right
corner(toolbar). The SQL Server Service Manager.

I tried to search for the sp_helpsrvrolemember command on my drive. It's
not on the server.

Any ideas?

Do anyone have any suggestions?

Thanks for your help,
T

"Andy Svendsen" <an********@NOMORESPAM.yahoo.com> wrote in message
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Are you connecting with a trusted connection or as sa. It sounds like you
do not have the access required to create a database. Make sure you are
connecting in as a member of the Administrators group on that machine so you become part of the sysadmin (aka System Administrators) role. At a minimum you need the dbcreator role level access. Running

sp_helpsrvrolemember 'sysadmin'
-- or --
sp_helpsrvrolemember 'dbcreator'

will tell you who belongs to these roles. Looking at the Query window title bar will tell you who you are logged in as.

<servername>.<database name>.<loginname> or <DOMAIN>\<username> (for Win NT authentication)
Reboot and sharing the folder will not help. You might want to check the NT permissions though.

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"Taishi" <ta********@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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Windows Pro

Receiving the following error:

CREATE DATABASE permission denied in database 'master'. Could not attach
database 'pubs' to file 'D:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL
Server\MSSQL$NETSDK\Data\pubs.mdf'.

Here are some things done to try to resolve the problem:

Reboot 4-5 times
Shared out the folder
Web shared the folder
Thanks for your help,
T.


Jul 20 '05 #1
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Taishi (ta********@hotmail.com) writes:
I tried to search for the sp_helpsrvrolemember command on my drive. It's
not on the server.


Searching the drive? There you will not find it. This is not a command
you run Explorer or the Command-Line Window.

This is a command that you run in Query Analyzer that comes with SQL Server.
From Query Analyzer you can pass any T-SQL command to SQL Server and
ser the result from it.

--
Erland Sommarskog, SQL Server MVP, so****@algonet.se

Books Online for SQL Server SP3 at
http://www.microsoft.com/sql/techinf...2000/books.asp
Jul 20 '05 #2
I am using WIN XP Pro and the SQL is the MSDE.

How can I check my access?

How can I resolve the following error?

CREATE DATABASE permission denied in database 'master'. Could not attach
database 'pubs' to file 'D:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL
Server\MSSQL$NETSDK\Data\pubs.mdf'.

Thanks,
T.

"Erland Sommarskog" <so****@algonet.se> wrote in message
news:Xn**********************@127.0.0.1...
Taishi (ta********@hotmail.com) writes:
I tried to search for the sp_helpsrvrolemember command on my drive. It's not on the server.
Searching the drive? There you will not find it. This is not a command
you run Explorer or the Command-Line Window.

This is a command that you run in Query Analyzer that comes with SQL

Server. From Query Analyzer you can pass any T-SQL command to SQL Server and
ser the result from it.

--
Erland Sommarskog, SQL Server MVP, so****@algonet.se

Books Online for SQL Server SP3 at
http://www.microsoft.com/sql/techinf...2000/books.asp

Jul 20 '05 #3
Taishi (ta********@hotmail.com) writes:
I am using WIN XP Pro and the SQL is the MSDE.

How can I check my access?

How can I resolve the following error?

CREATE DATABASE permission denied in database 'master'. Could not attach
database 'pubs' to file 'D:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL
Server\MSSQL$NETSDK\Data\pubs.mdf'.


Exactly what command did you run?

How did you log into SQL Server?

--
Erland Sommarskog, SQL Server MVP, so****@algonet.se

Books Online for SQL Server SP3 at
http://www.microsoft.com/sql/techinf...2000/books.asp
Jul 20 '05 #4
I haven't ran any commands. I just installed it and tried to access the
dbase from a web form. The error is in my first post. I installed the MSDE
2000 from the following web site:

ww.microsoft.com/downloads

Featured download
Microsoft SQL Server 2000
Desktop Engine(MSDE 2000) Release A

I don't have the SQL server disks.

Any ideas? What commands can I use to check access rights?

Thanks,
T.

"Erland Sommarskog" <so****@algonet.se> wrote in message
news:Xn*********************@127.0.0.1...
Taishi (ta********@hotmail.com) writes:
I am using WIN XP Pro and the SQL is the MSDE.

How can I check my access?

How can I resolve the following error?

CREATE DATABASE permission denied in database 'master'. Could not attach
database 'pubs' to file 'D:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL
Server\MSSQL$NETSDK\Data\pubs.mdf'.


Exactly what command did you run?

How did you log into SQL Server?

--
Erland Sommarskog, SQL Server MVP, so****@algonet.se

Books Online for SQL Server SP3 at
http://www.microsoft.com/sql/techinf...2000/books.asp

Jul 20 '05 #5
Taishi (ta********@hotmail.com) writes:
I haven't ran any commands. I just installed it and tried to access the
dbase from a web form. The error is in my first post. I installed the
MSDE 2000 from the following web site:

ww.microsoft.com/downloads

Featured download
Microsoft SQL Server 2000
Desktop Engine(MSDE 2000) Release A

I don't have the SQL server disks.

Any ideas? What commands can I use to check access rights?


Obviously then that web form tried run some commands. Exactly where
did this web form come from? Did you write it yourself, or was it included
in the download?

Is the web server on the same machine as MSDE? And what rights does the
account that web server is logged in have?

I would assume that the web form logs into MSDE with Windows authentication,
but it does not have sysadmin privileges. If you give the web-server account
administrator privileges in Windows, things might go better. You may have to
restart the web server for the change to have effect.
--
Erland Sommarskog, SQL Server MVP, so****@algonet.se

Books Online for SQL Server SP3 at
http://www.microsoft.com/sql/techinf...2000/books.asp
Jul 20 '05 #6


"Erland Sommarskog" <so****@algonet.se> wrote in message
news:Xn**********************@127.0.0.1...
Taishi (ta********@hotmail.com) writes:
I haven't ran any commands. I just installed it and tried to access the
dbase from a web form. The error is in my first post. I installed the
MSDE 2000 from the following web site:

ww.microsoft.com/downloads

Featured download
Microsoft SQL Server 2000
Desktop Engine(MSDE 2000) Release A

I don't have the SQL server disks.

Any ideas? What commands can I use to check access rights?
Obviously then that web form tried run some commands. Exactly where
did this web form come from? Did you write it yourself, or was it included
in the download?

Is the web server on the same machine as MSDE? And what rights does the
account that web server is logged in have?

I would assume that the web form logs into MSDE with Windows

authentication, but it does not have sysadmin privileges. If you give the web-server account administrator privileges in Windows, things might go better. You may have to restart the web server for the change to have effect.
--
Erland Sommarskog, SQL Server MVP, so****@algonet.se

Books Online for SQL Server SP3 at
http://www.microsoft.com/sql/techinf...2000/books.asp


I wrote the Web form myself. Everything is on the same machine.

I have to figure out your question about the Web Server account.

I am using IIS and ASP. (i feel dumb)

Is IIS my web server?

Thanks for help,
T.
Jul 20 '05 #7
Taishi (ta********@hotmail.com) writes:
I wrote the Web form myself. Everything is on the same machine.
Ah, but if you wrote the web form, you also included commands for
SQL Server one way or another.
I have to figure out your question about the Web Server account.

I am using IIS and ASP. (i feel dumb)

Is IIS my web server?


I don't know much about IIS (or ASP), but I believe it is a web server.

--
Erland Sommarskog, SQL Server MVP, so****@algonet.se

Books Online for SQL Server SP3 at
http://www.microsoft.com/sql/techinf...2000/books.asp
Jul 20 '05 #8
Erland,

Do you know how to use Enterprise Manager?

I was able to find a trial version of the Enterprise Manager.

After reading my error today, I can see there is a problem with 2 dbases
'PUBS' and 'Master'

CREATE DATABASE permission denied in database 'master'. Could not attach
database 'pubs' to file 'D:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL
Server\MSSQL$NETSDK\Data\pubs.mdf'.

I can see the following in the MSDE manager:

sql server(my machine name\??SDK)
after I right click on 'PUBS' the following pops up.
---Users/Roles/Public
---public
---machine_name\aspnet
---guest

guest is the only one with 5 check marks going across from left to right for
the following:
Create Table, Create View, Create SP, Create Default, Create Rule

the following 3 are blank:
Create Function, Backup DB, and Backup Log

public has just 1 check mark on
Create SP

machine_name\aspnet is blank from left to right.

CREATE DBASE right is not displayed.

How can I solve my Permission denied error problem?

Thanks for the help,
Taishi

"Erland Sommarskog" <so****@algonet.se> wrote in message
news:Xn**********************@127.0.0.1...
Taishi (ta********@hotmail.com) writes:
I wrote the Web form myself. Everything is on the same machine.


Ah, but if you wrote the web form, you also included commands for
SQL Server one way or another.
I have to figure out your question about the Web Server account.

I am using IIS and ASP. (i feel dumb)

Is IIS my web server?


I don't know much about IIS (or ASP), but I believe it is a web server.

--
Erland Sommarskog, SQL Server MVP, so****@algonet.se

Books Online for SQL Server SP3 at
http://www.microsoft.com/sql/techinf...2000/books.asp

Jul 20 '05 #9
Taishi (ta********@hotmail.com) writes:
Do you know how to use Enterprise Manager?
Barely. :-) I prefer to carry most of my task by submitting T-SQL
commands from Enterprise Manager.
I was able to find a trial version of the Enterprise Manager.

After reading my error today, I can see there is a problem with 2 dbases
'PUBS' and 'Master'

CREATE DATABASE permission denied in database 'master'. Could not attach
database 'pubs' to file 'D:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL
Server\MSSQL$NETSDK\Data\pubs.mdf'.


But you still have not told us what that web form is doing! Sorry, I
cannot give much precise help if you don't explain what you are trying
to do.

But for the record, master and pubs are both databases that comes with
SQL Server, but they are very different. pubs is a regular user database,
and is there for demonstration and training purposes. master on the
other hand, is, as the name, indicates the master database. In this
database, SQL Server stores all server-wide information, for instance
which databases there are.

So the permission error applies to the master database, not to pubs.
I can't tell why you get this error, because I don't know what you
are doing (and you refuse to tell me). But since pubs already exist,
you cannot attach it anyway.

Anyway, what I tried to tell you last time, is that the web server
needs to connect to SQL Server with sysadmin privileges to create
databases, and to do that it must either log in as "sa" using SQL
Server authentication, or log using Windows authentication with an
account that has Administrator rights in Windows, or which have been
added to the sysadmin role in SQL Server.

So the rights you should are those that the IIS account has.
--
Erland Sommarskog, SQL Server MVP, so****@algonet.se

Books Online for SQL Server SP3 at
http://www.microsoft.com/sql/techinf...2000/books.asp
Jul 20 '05 #10
Erland,

The web form is using a listbox to list items from SQL.

Here is my code:

Dim drStores As SqlClient.SqlDataReader

If Not IsPostBack Then

conPubs.Open()

drStores = cmdStores.ExecuteReader()

ddlStores.DataSource = drStores

ddlStores.DataTextField = "stor_name"

ddlStores.DataBind()

drStores.Close()

conPubs.Close()

End If

I didn't close my conPubs()-->MyConnection. That's one reason why I was
receiving the error before. But now my problem is that the ListBox is not
populating. The form just has a box that is empty. Seems simple for an
experienced programmer but I'm not at the level, yet.

In the Properties for MyConnection I have the following as my Connection
String:

workstation id=MyMachineName;packet size=4096;integrated security=SSPI;data
source="MyMachineName\vsdotnet";attachdbfilename=" D:\Program Files\Microsoft
SQL Server\MSSQL$NETSDK\Data\pubs.mdf";persist security info=False;initial
catalog=pubs

In the Properties for MyCommand I have the following as my Connection
String:

workstation id=MyMachineName;packet size=4096;integrated security=SSPI;data
source="MyMachineName\vsdotnet";attachdbfilename=" D:\Program Files\Microsoft
SQL Server\MSSQL$NETSDK\Data\pubs.mdf";persist security info=False;initial
catalog=pubs

I'm trying to grasp the concept but it's frustrating.

So, now you should know all about my web form.

Any ideas on how to fix my problem?

I will pay a million dollars for the answer to this problem. :-)

Thanks,
T.


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"Erland Sommarskog" <so****@algonet.se> wrote in message
news:Xn*******************@127.0.0.1...
Taishi (ta********@hotmail.com) writes:
Do you know how to use Enterprise Manager?


Barely. :-) I prefer to carry most of my task by submitting T-SQL
commands from Enterprise Manager.
I was able to find a trial version of the Enterprise Manager.

After reading my error today, I can see there is a problem with 2 dbases
'PUBS' and 'Master'

CREATE DATABASE permission denied in database 'master'. Could not attach
database 'pubs' to file 'D:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL
Server\MSSQL$NETSDK\Data\pubs.mdf'.


But you still have not told us what that web form is doing! Sorry, I
cannot give much precise help if you don't explain what you are trying
to do.

But for the record, master and pubs are both databases that comes with
SQL Server, but they are very different. pubs is a regular user database,
and is there for demonstration and training purposes. master on the
other hand, is, as the name, indicates the master database. In this
database, SQL Server stores all server-wide information, for instance
which databases there are.

So the permission error applies to the master database, not to pubs.
I can't tell why you get this error, because I don't know what you
are doing (and you refuse to tell me). But since pubs already exist,
you cannot attach it anyway.

Anyway, what I tried to tell you last time, is that the web server
needs to connect to SQL Server with sysadmin privileges to create
databases, and to do that it must either log in as "sa" using SQL
Server authentication, or log using Windows authentication with an
account that has Administrator rights in Windows, or which have been
added to the sysadmin role in SQL Server.

So the rights you should are those that the IIS account has.
--
Erland Sommarskog, SQL Server MVP, so****@algonet.se

Books Online for SQL Server SP3 at
http://www.microsoft.com/sql/techinf...2000/books.asp

Jul 20 '05 #11
Taishi (ta********@hotmail.com) writes:
I didn't close my conPubs()-->MyConnection. That's one reason why I was
receiving the error before. But now my problem is that the ListBox is not
populating. The form just has a box that is empty. Seems simple for an
experienced programmer but I'm not at the level, yet.

In the Properties for MyConnection I have the following as my Connection
String:

workstation id=MyMachineName;packet size=4096;integrated
security=SSPI;data
source="MyMachineName\vsdotnet";attachdbfilename=" D:\Program
Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL$NETSDK\Data\pubs.mdf";persist security
info=False;initial catalog=pubs

In the Properties for MyCommand I have the following as my Connection
String:

workstation id=MyMachineName;packet size=4096;integrated
security=SSPI;data
source="MyMachineName\vsdotnet";attachdbfilename=" D:\Program
Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL$NETSDK\Data\pubs.mdf";persist security
info=False;initial catalog=pubs

Ah, we're on to something here. Take out that "attachdbfilename" from
your Connection string. I see in MSDN Library, that this property is
actually supported for SqlClient, although I cannot understand the point
with it. Anyway, since pubs is already attached, you have no reason
to meddle with it.

--
Erland Sommarskog, SQL Server MVP, so****@algonet.se

Books Online for SQL Server SP3 at
http://www.microsoft.com/sql/techinf...2000/books.asp
Jul 20 '05 #12

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