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    Steve Clements Guest

    The Active Directory Domain Service is currently unavailable

    I am on a Vista laptop, connected by wireless to an XP-Home (SP4) desktop.
    Connected to the desktop is a Canon printer.

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    Steve Clements Guest

    Start Over: Active Directory Domain Service currently unavailable


    Sorry. Start again.

    I am on a Vista laptop, connected by wireless to an XP-Home (SP2) desktop,
    which is connected to a Canon printer. The entire network is Cable Modem,
    Wireless Router, Desktop and Printer (wired), Laptop (wireless).

    There are three accounts on the laptop. All three are connected to the
    internet via the wireless router. Two of them can print to the Canon printer,
    but the third cannot.

    I give that account Admin rights. I log on as that user. I select "Print"
    from a Word document and the only "Printer" available is "Microsoft XPS
    Document Write". I click "Find Printer", and I get the error message in the
    subject line.

    I compare this user's network connection settings to the other users. I
    don't see any difference, but there are a lot of settings.

    I go to Start/Network. I right-click on the Desktop and select Explore. I
    right-click on SharedDocs and select Explore. I select "Desktop/Printers"
    from the folder structure on the left, and the Canon printer and FAX appear
    and say "Ready".

    So it seems that the printer is visible to this user (as it is to the other
    users), but this user can't print to it.

    Ugh. Thanks. (And Thanks, Microsoft, for this support community thing.)



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    Robert L. \(MS-MVP\) Guest

    Re: Start Over: Active Directory Domain Service currently unavailable

    Check this post.

    Active Directory Domain Services is currently unavailable
    http://www.chicagotech.net/netforums...hp?p=3875#3875

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    "Steve Clements" <SteveClements@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:875DFE5A-0CA4-47A9-A466-ED10E24D08D3@xxxxxx

    >
    > Sorry. Start again.
    >
    > I am on a Vista laptop, connected by wireless to an XP-Home (SP2) desktop,
    > which is connected to a Canon printer. The entire network is Cable Modem,
    > Wireless Router, Desktop and Printer (wired), Laptop (wireless).
    >
    > There are three accounts on the laptop. All three are connected to the
    > internet via the wireless router. Two of them can print to the Canon
    > printer,
    > but the third cannot.
    >
    > I give that account Admin rights. I log on as that user. I select "Print"
    > from a Word document and the only "Printer" available is "Microsoft XPS
    > Document Write". I click "Find Printer", and I get the error message in
    > the
    > subject line.
    >
    > I compare this user's network connection settings to the other users. I
    > don't see any difference, but there are a lot of settings.
    >
    > I go to Start/Network. I right-click on the Desktop and select Explore. I
    > right-click on SharedDocs and select Explore. I select "Desktop/Printers"
    > from the folder structure on the left, and the Canon printer and FAX
    > appear
    > and say "Ready".
    >
    > So it seems that the printer is visible to this user (as it is to the
    > other
    > users), but this user can't print to it.
    >
    > Ugh. Thanks. (And Thanks, Microsoft, for this support community thing.)
    >
    >

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    Re: Start Over: Active Directory Domain Service currently unavailable

    Quote Originally Posted by Robert L. \(MS-MVP\) View Post
    Check this post.

    Active Directory Domain Services is currently unavailable
    chicagotech.net :: View topic - Active Directory Domain Services is currently unavailable

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    Hi, I hope posting in this thread isn't a problem, as it's not really ancient yet. I'm getting the same problem and error message, using Vista Ultimate (32bit) and a Lexmark Z600 printer. The Vista install is one of four on my computer - the others are Win2000, WinXP Pro and PCLinuxOS. The printer works flawlessly on the other three operating systems.

    In addition to the above error message when trying to copy a Word document, trying to copy a Notepad document returns the error message Handle Invalid. When I try the solution mentioned in the above Networking, VPN, TS, Remote Access and Internet Troubleshooting link, the Installing Printer window opens and the progress bar moves. It'll do that all night if allowed, but nothing happens and it won't time out.

    Any other ideas, or is installing this just a fruitless project?

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    Re: The Active Directory Domain Service is currently unavailable

    Sorry for any confusion in my post above. The link I wanted to refer to - that wasn't helpful for my situation - was chicagotech.net :: View topic - Active Directory Domain Services is currently unavailable.

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    Re: The Active Directory Domain Service is currently unavailable

    Steve, my set up is exactly the same as yours, and i have yet to resolve the problem, have you sorted what needs to be done yet? If so, would be glad if you could let me know

    harding

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    HGT

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    Re: The Active Directory Domain Service is currently unavailable

    Quote Originally Posted by harding View Post
    Steve, my set up is exactly the same as yours, and i have yet to resolve the problem, have you sorted what needs to be done yet? If so, would be glad if you could let me know

    harding

    Hi Folks,

    Same problem with my setup...

    Laptop with Vista Business 32bit, networked via ethernet onto XP Business computer on which Samsung SCX 4x16 multifunction Lazer is attached. Thing is - used to work before Christmas. It seems there's been a vista update and since then, problems.

    Furthermore, when I take laptop home and network wirelessly to XP computer with HP Inkjet - it still works??

    Hans.

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    Re: The Active Directory Domain Service is currently unavailable

    Hans,

    on your home system, did your laptop Vista just 'see' your HP printer? Mine just doesnt see my Canon printer ip4000 at all.

    harding

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    HGT

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    Re: The Active Directory Domain Service is currently unavailable

    It Sees and works at home. See's Samsung at office, but when I try to connect I get the Domain Service msg.

    H.

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    Re: The Active Directory Domain Service is currently unavailable

    Has anyone discovered a solution for this problem yet?

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