Can't create new geodatabase on database server

Discussion created by jbailey.spatialbridge on Oct 17, 2012
Latest reply on Oct 23, 2012 by kpeter-esristaff
I can't create a new geodatabase on a database server. When attempting to create the new geodatabase, the new geodatabase appears to be created and shows up in the ArcCatalog contents pane. However, when I attempt to connect to the geodatabase in ArcCatalog, I get the following error:

[INDENT]Failed to connect to database.
Bad login user.[/INDENT]

When I refresh ArcCatalog, the geodatabase no longer appears in the ArcCatalog contents pane.

Looking at SQL Server Manager, the new geodatabase does not appear in the list of databases. The log file doesn't give any indication of an error in creating the database (see attached -- error is when attempting to connect to the database that doesn't exist).

Using ArcGIS for Server 10.1 on Windows Server 2012 with SQL Server Express 2012.

Ideas on what's happening?