Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Could not access the Search administration database. A generic error occurred while trying to access the database to obtain the schema version info.

Deleting the following registry key - did the trick for me:

“HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Shared Tools\Web Server Extensions\14.0\WSS\Services\Microsoft.SharePoint.Search.Administration.SPSearchService”

In fact, it's just one of the things that need to be verified.
Read this post for more info.