The common errors that we encounter with Windows 10 “active directory domain services unavailable” which often occurs when you try to connect your new printer with your computer. This article will help you fix the issue easily.
Troubleshooting tool to resolve the issue
The very first method that you can adopt is Windows Troubleshooting tool to resolve this issue. To troubleshoot the printer you can follow the following steps
Select- Windows + key and then type – troubleshooting
Select the printer you are using and make use of Troubleshooter tool to identify the problem and resolve the printer related problems.
This will fix the error- “active directory domain services unavailable”
Examine Network Installation
In case the above method doesn’t work for you examine Network installation as mentioned below
Open- Control Panel and select- printers and head to Add new Printer
Click- Network Printer and search for Printer
Restart Printer Spooler
There is another way to fix the error “active directory domain services unavailable’ by restarting the printer spooler. To restart the printer, follow the steps given 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 Services Status to be Running simply stop it and restart.
Many users who have tried reinstalling drivers have been successful in fixing the issue. You can try out the steps given below to fix the issue.
Reboot the router and try adding printer one more time
If you are not successful in resolving the error “active directory domain services unavailable” then this trick may work for you. Try out the steps given below
Reboot the router and just turn OFF the firewall for a while
Restart the PC
After you have done that open – Control Panel and select- Printers
Select – Add New printer, select – Browse for Printer and add device.
Now you will be able to fix the error. The above mentioned tricks and methods can certainly help you resolve the issue and get to normal functioning. Follow the steps given carefully so that you are able to fix the error the right way. You can try the methods given above on your own.