How to Fix “Active Directory Domain Services Unavailable” Issue In 4 Simple Steps

Common errors we see in Windows 10 “active directory domain services unavailable” which often occur when you try to connect your new printer to your computer. This article will help you to fix the problem easily.

Troubleshooting to solve the issue

The first method you can adopt to solve this problem is the Windows troubleshooting tool. You can follow these steps to troubleshoot the printer

Select- Windows + key and then type – troubleshooting

Select the printer you are using and use the troubleshooter tool to identify the problem and solve the printer related problems.

This will fix the error – “Active Directory Domain Services Unavailable”

Step 1: Examine Network Installation

If the above method does not work for checking network installation as described below

Open – Control panel and choose printer and head to add new printers

Click – Find Network Printers and Printers

Step 2: Restart the Printer Spooler

Another way to fix the “Active Directory Domain Services Unavailable” error is by restarting the printer spooler. To restart the printer, follow the steps below

Press windows + r from your keyboard

You will get a pop menu wherein type – services.msc

A list appears from where you need to select – Print Spooler

Right-click it and select – Properties

If you observe the service status all you have to do is close it and restart.

Step 3: Reinstall the Drivers

Many users who have tried to reinstall the drivers have been successful in fixing the problem. You can try the steps below to fix the problem.

Step 4: Try Rebooting the Router and add Printer again

If you are not successful in resolving the “active directory domain services unavailable” error, then this trick may work for you. Try the steps below

Reboot the router and just turn off the firewall for a while

Restart the PC

After you open that – Control Panel and Select-Printers

Select – Add a new printer, Select – Browse for the printer and add a device.

Now you will be able to fix the error. The above mentioned tricks and methods can definitely help in problem solving and normal functioning. Follow the given steps carefully so that you will be able to correct the error correctly. You can try the above methods on your own.