FIX: "Access is denied" error when you try to create a database in SQL Server 2017 Express LocalDB

Applies to: SQL Server 2017 Express Linux


Assume that you use Microsoft SQL Server 2017 Express LocalDB (SqlLocalDB). When you create a database, you receive an error message that resembles the following:


The fix for this problem is included in Cumulative Update 6 for SQL Server 2017.


Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.


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