Active Directory Domain Services Currently Unavailable in Windows 8/8.1/10

One day my father asked me – He son, “can you please connect my printer with your pc”? I said, why not! Then I just installed the printer drivers and started connecting printer with PC. I saw “active directory domain services unavailable error” on screen. This is the common error which we usually face while trying to connect printer with computer.

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The “active directory domain services is currently unavailable” can be easily seen if you frequently use the printer for working. I have resolved this error in many of my friends pc. Many people search like the active directory domain services is currently unavailable windows 8/8.1, the active directory domain services is currently unavailable windows 10, etc.

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In this guide you will get the solution of “active directly domain services unavailable error”. By using that, you will get able to resolve this issue.

Fix Active Directory Domain Services is Currently Unavailable in Windows 8/8.1/10

To fix this issue I have suggested some working methods. These should fix the error.

#1 Troubleshooting Printer

You can try to troubleshoot the printer to sort this issue out.

Press Ctrl+W>>Type Troubleshooting

Click on Troubleshoot. It open up.

Now Click on the Printer from the list>>click on Run the troubleshooter.

It should fix the error active directory domain services unavailable.

#2 Restart Printer Spooler

It works for me many times to resolve this error.

To restart the printing spooler,

First press CTRL+W on your keyboard.

In the search box, type services.msc.

Open it and from the list of processes select Print Spooler.

Right click on it and access its properties.

If the service status shows running, then turn it to stop and then Restart.

This simple method helped me many a times to fix the active directory domain services unavailable error. If you don’t get solution then try the next method.

#3 Restart Printer

When nothing works, it shows the reaction. What you have to do is-

Simply Turn off your printer and turn in On at the same time.

It might fix the active directory domain services unavailable error and you can again start working.

#4 Install Printer Manually

Sometimes, It also fix active directory domain services unavailable message.

Press CTRL+W on your keyboard.

Type control in the search box and click on Control Panel.

In the control panel, type printer in the search box.

In left hand side, you should see Devices and Printer.

Click on View Devices and Printer given under Device and printer.

Here click on Add a printer.

Now browser for printer.

#5 Uninstall the drivers and Reinstall them

Many times people try to fix active directory domain services unavailable message error on windows by simply uninstalling the drivers. This works as a last solution. Maybe the drivers are not properly installed on your PC. In this case, reinstalling the drivers should be your choice.

To do so, Press the CTRL+W on the keyboard.

Go to Control Panel.

In control panel, search for Device and Printers.

Under Device and Printers, go to Device Manager.

In the list, click on Print Queues.

Right click on printer driver you want to uninstall.

To install the printer driver again follow the 4th method.

I hope the above methods should work to fix active directory domain services unavailable error. I use them in my clients and friends computers. If you are still facing the same issue, don’t get panic. Comment down the exact situation that you are facing, me or my team would help you to sort out the issue.

I have vast experience in resolving windows related issues, if you want some other windows related help, then don’t forget to ping me via comment.

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