Subject CREATE DATABASE results in SQLCODE = -904 Unavailable Database
Author kenneth.porter
I am a beginner Firebird user. I downloaded and installed "Firebird-" on W2K3 SP1 32bit Standard Edition.

I ran ISQL and attempted the following code as a test:
SQL> create database 'c:\test.fdb' page_size 8192
CON> user 'SYSDBA' password 'masterkey';

and it returns:
Statement failed, SQLCODE = -904
unavailable database

I saw a similar post with a response indicating that I should ensure
that the service is running. While I am unfamiliar with any code to
do so, I checked under control-panel services and there is a FireBird
Server - DefaultInstance that showes "Started"

I would gladly supply additional information, but as I am unfamiliary
with Firebird I do not know .

Any assistance would be appreciated, thanks,