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scottish racer
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Posted - 02/17/2007 :  19:20:34  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I've just installed SQL Server Express and attempted to create my first database and received this error message :-(

Maybe this is a long shot, but can someone tell me what I've done wrong? Do I have a bad install or what?

Essentially I followed the steps below to create the database:

1. Started MS SQL Server Management studio Express
2. Right clicked on the Database folder
3. Selected "New Database..."
4. New Database panel displayed
5. Entered name of database - pip
6. Clicked "OK"
7. Receieved error dialog with followig message:

TITLE: Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio Express

Create failed for Database 'pip'. (Microsoft.SqlServer.Express.Smo)

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An exception occurred while executing a Transact-SQL statement or batch. (Microsoft.SqlServer.Express.ConnectionInfo)


Could not obtain exclusive lock on database 'model'. Retry the operation later.
CREATE DATABASE failed. Some file names listed could not be created. Check related errors. (Microsoft SQL Server, Error: 1807)

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Yak Posting Veteran

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Posted - 02/18/2007 :  05:41:57  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
check whether the Model Database is AutoColse enabled...
select DATABASEPROPERTY ('model' , 'IsAutoClose') -- if this statement return 1 means Autoclose ON
set this property false and try

if this is not the case check this link
as said, disconnect all the connection to the MOdel database and try


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