While trying to load a SharePoint farm I encountered the following error:
Could not load Search Service Application, check your permissions or event log.
and the event log displays the following error message:
The following service applications cannot be loaded:
Search Service Application – Cannot open database “Search_Service_Application_DB_dd13ba19a7bb4ffaafcc3e626e73c949” requested by the login. The login failed.
Login failed for user ‘CONTOSO\bob’.
The user running the application needs to have the proper privileges to access information about the Search Service Application. See this article for more details on configuring privileges.