Audit and Control Management Server 2013 – “The CREATE DATABASE statement failed” error

During creation of the Audit and Control Management Server (ACM) database, you may run into the following error:



An error occurred creating the database: The CREATE DATABASE statement failed. The primary file must be at least 10 MB to accommodate a copy of the model database.


This error can when the model database in SQL Server is bigger than the initial size of the ACM database. When a new database is created, SQL server uses the model database as a template. Any database created that has a size smaller than the model database can cause this error.

To fix the error, use the following steps to decrease the size of the model database and shrink it:

  1. Open SQL Server Management Studio.
  2. In Object Explorer, connect the SQL Server Database Engine, and then expand the instance.
  3. Expand Databases > System Database and right-click the model database, and then click Properties.
  4. In Database Properties, select the Files page.
  5. Decrease the value in the Initial Size (MB) column for the file to 3 MB.
  6. Click OK.
  7. Right-click the model database and click on Tasks > Shrink > Database.
  8. Configure the settings and click OK.


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