I'm currently using the evaluation version of ArcGIS for Desktop 10.2. In the ArcGis Administrator I have the advanced license selected. I also have an MS SQL Server 2012 Express set up.
Now, I'm able add this server in the Database Server branch however when I'm trying to create a new geodatabase on the server I'm getting the following error: "Error creating this geodatabase. The application is not licensed to perform this operation."
Does this mean, that I won't be able to create geodatabases on the server as long as I use the evaluation version, even though I have the advanced evaluation option selected? Or is the error caused by something else and is misleading?
I have authorized my ArcGIS for Desktop with a standard license and I'm still unable to create a geodatabase. It fails with the exact same error. I found an option to enable enterprise geodatabase first under connections but it asks me for an authorization file. Is this file and enabling necessary?
@asrujit I don't have ArcSDE installed nor did anything with it. I will use the geodatabase for direct connections only and as stated here I don't need it.
I am not sure if the SDE Personal is included along with the free trial that you are referring to, as it seems that you just downloaded the setup for ArcGIS Desktop, and I have never personally downloaded a trial.
Maybe someone who has downloaded and used a trial version can help you here.