How to fix active domain service is currently unavailable in windows 10

How to fix active domain service is currently unavailable in windows 10

In windows 10 if  you are trying to add a printer or when you are printing a doc from windows 10 an error prompts saying active “domain service is currently unavailable” this occurs due to insufficient permissions of user or print spooler services are not running and this can be fixed easily by following few steps. So lets see in detail how to fix active domain service is currently unavailable and try again.

Active domain service is currently unavailable When trying to add print or printing a Doc:

Print Spooler Services Settings to fix active domain service is currently unavailable

Step 1: Click on start menu and type in service and open windows services settings

Step 2: In Services settings->Right side pane -> Double click on Print Spooler services.

Step 3: Select Start up type from Manual to Automatic.

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Step 4: If Service status is not running go ahead and start services.

Step 5: click apply and ok and close services settings.

That’s It, Now go ahead and restart you computer and try to print or add a printer now you will not see active domain service is currently unavailable on your windows 10 computer.

Regedit to fix active domain service is currently unavailable

Step 1: Click on start menu and type in regedit and right click and select run open registry editor as administrator.

Step 2: Now, expand HKEY_CURRENT_USER.

Step 3: Expand Software folder

Step 4: Expand Microsoft folder

Step 5: Locate windows NT folder and expand it

Step 6: Expand CurrentVersion.

Step 7: Now select Devices and Right click on it and select Permissions.

Step 8: Select your user account -> make sure allow full control to user.

Step 9: Now select Printer port folder and right click on it and s elect permissions.

Step 10: Now, select you user and allow full access or control and click apply and ok.

Step 11: Now Select Windows Folder->Right click and select permissions.

Step 12: Allow full access and control for your user.

Step 13: Click Apply and Ok once full control are selected for user and close settings.

Once you change settings and allow full access control to your user roles, then go ahead and restart your windows 10 computer to make these changes affected on your computer, once your windows 10 gets rebooted and restarted you will not be facing any issue of active domain service is currently unavailable on your computer when you print a doc or adding a printer to your computer.

Run the Troubleshooter to fix active domain service is currently unavailable

Step 1: Click on start menu and search troubleshooter.

Step 2: Open troubleshooter settings.

Step 3: On the left side pane click on troubleshoot->Select Printer option and click on run the troubleshooter.

Step 4: Once you run the troubleshooter, windows 10 will automatically detect problem and will fix the issues if any corrupted files are found on your computer.

That’s it, in windows 10 some times a basic troubleshooter also works easily to fix active domain service is currently unavailable error.

Update Printer Drivers to fix active domain service is currently unavailable

Update your Microsoft printer drivers to the latest version and also remove Microsoft printer or uninstall printer and install them again and once network drivers are installed successfully.

Why active domain service is currently unavailable?

In windows 10 some times if drivers are outdated or if user has less user control on your windows 10 computer you will face this error active domain service is currently unavailable when adding a printer or printing a document from OneDrive.

How to fix active domain service is currently unavailable?

You can easily fix this error by changing start up type in print spooler services or editing a registry editor or updating your Microsoft print drivers to latest version and etc.