How to Fix Active Directory Domain Service Unavailable Error

Personal Printers are super handy if you need a quick printout of your work, or if you just prefer hard copies rather than soft ones. However errors like the Active Directory Domain Services Error ruin the handiness of printers because if you need a printout in a hurry and this error comes up; all the utility of your printer goes to waste.

Active Directory Domain Service Unavailable Error [Solved]

This error tends to occur if there is a problem with your configuration settings, the permissions you have given your computer or your office suite. No need to worry though because we have a number of solutions you can try out, to get past this error.

Solution 1: Uninstall your Office Suite and Install it again

If the error is caused by a fault in your office suite, you may want to reinstall it. Here’s how:

  1. Search up the Microsoft Office Support Website.
  2. There move down the screen and look for the version of office you are using and then select download.

  3. Open up the downloaded file and then follow the on screen instructions to uninstall office.

  4. Next just reinstall office by downloading it from the Microsoft site or the office installation software on your computer.

Solution 2: Add A Printer to your PC by configuring settings

If the error is with your printer’s configuration, reconfigure it.

Here’s how:

  1. Check that your printer is connected properly to your computer.
  2. Also ensure that all the drivers for your printer are download and updated. A device cannot function properly without proper drivers.
  3. Once the driver has been updated click win +R and then enter ‘control’ followed by selecting ok.


  4. Next go to the control panel and open up Devices and Printers.


  5. Then select Add a printer.


  6. In the window that pops up, look for any available printer. Use the on screen instructions to add your printer.

Solution 3: Related Services

Sometimes the error may occur due to fault in services related to your device, in this case check those services.

  1. Hit win+R then enter services.msc followed by ok.

  2. In the services window, move down and locate Printer Spooler. Select it to open it up.

  3. Look at the start up type andservice status. Set the start up type on automatic and the service status on start.

  4. Click Ok and check if it worked

Solution 4: Allow Permission

Your printer may not be working because device permissions are not enabled, if this is the case then try enabling these permissions. However make sure you have backed up your windows registry as changing permissions may lead to it getting deleted.

  1. Sign in as administrator to your windows.
  2. Click on WIN +R followed by typing in Regedit to open the registry editor.

  3. Search to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion.


  4. In CurrentVersion is locatedevices, printerports and windows. Right click to open drop down menu and select permissions.

  5. In the permissions menu, click on ALL APPLICATION PACKAGES. Next in full control select the allow box and then select OK.

To see if the solution worked, try printing something out.

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