Search Server 2010 Error: databases require upgrade or not supported

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If you upgraded Search Server 2010 to have a newer Sharepoint version(such as a later service pack) you may receive the following error. 

"Databases require upgrade or not supported."

  1. Login with the search user used to install Search Server 2010. Typically this is the user on the Ektron Search Server Service. 

  2. Startup the sharepoint powershell window.
    Start -> All Programs -> Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Products -> Sharepoint 2010 Management Shell

  3. Run the following command
    psconfig.exe -cmd upgrade -inplace b2b -wait

    If you get this error then you are most likely not logged in with the search user.

     The local farm is not accessible. Cmdlets with FeatureDependencyId are not registered.

  4. Run the products configuration wizard.
    Start -> All Programs -> Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Products ->SharePoint 2010 Products Configuration

  5. If you are still seeing the error check out the logs.
    %ProgramFiles%\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\14\LOGS

  6. See the following posts.

  7. Finally if nothing works contact Microsoft support for assistance.