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OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) II X2 245 Processor, x86 Family 16 Model 6 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 2943 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 7025 / NVIDIA nForce 630a, 512 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 238472 MB, Free - 3959 MB; E: Total - 476937 MB, Free - 273517 MB; F: Total - 953867 MB, Free - 865347 MB; G: Total - 476929 MB, Free - 427039 MB;
Motherboard: ASUSTeK Computer INC., M2N68-AM Plus, Rev X.0x, MS1C96B07804918
Antivirus: avast! Antivirus, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled

This PC is attached to a network containing several desktops and laptops running Vista. The Samsung laser printer ML-2240 is attachde by USB to this XP PC. Printing over the network operates perfectly with all other PCs. I have just purchased an Acer laptop with Windows 7 and followed the instructions for file sharing, which works perfectly. I have followed the instructions for installing the printer, and received confirmation that it is installed. However, when I attempt to print out of Word 2007 and press the button "find printer" in the Samsung printer profile I get the message "Active Directory Main Services is currnely unavailable". I see that this has been found over the years by many people! I am looking for a solution in my context. The rest of the network operates fine still and I can edit the same Word file over the network and print fine.

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I installed ATA in my environment yesterday and the server alerted me to my AADSync server.  I allowed the activity, but I'm wondering if it is best practice to install the (Lightweight) Gateway on the AADSync server?
AADSync server is running Windows 2008 R2 without any roles installed.  Microsoft Azure AD Connect is the only service running on this server.

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For some reason Word 2010 Starter has an error pop up when I try to have it find my printer. It doesn't have a printer selected, so I go to it and click 'add printer' and an error comes up saying "Find Directory: Active Directory Domain Services is currently unavailable". The printer isn't even a year old and works fine with printing things off the internet, but I haven't been able to get it to work with Word. I contacted Lexmark and they had me download a driver from the website that was supposed to make it fine with a 64 bit OS or something, it wasn't giving me problems with printing off the internet but I figured it was worth a shot. Anyone have any idea what the problem is? It's connected to my computer with a USB cord.

A:Active Directory Services is Currently not available

I don't believe that windows 7 home premium can connect to a domain.

Is your computer on a network with a domain? no answers in your systems specs..


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There is a similar thread under Vista Applications: http://forums.techguy.org/windows-vista/610487-active-directory-domain-services-currently.html
but I am posting the problem here because I think it's a problem with MS Office 2007 rather than a Vista-networking one.

Basically, the problem is this:

If, within Word (or Excel) on our second PC, I go to "Print | Find Printer" so as to be able to use the printer connected to the main PC on our two-PC home network, I get the following error message: "The Active Directory Domain Services is currently unavailable." However, if go to "Print | Find Printer" under Windows Mail I can successfully locate the network printer and get it to print out an e-mail message.

This suggests to me that the problem is with MS Office rather than being related to the network setup under Windows Vista (Ultimate). Can anyone please suggest what I need to do in order to be able to send documents to the printer under MS Office?

A:Solved: MS Office: "The Active Directory Domain Services is currently unavailable."

Thanks to help from another forum I have solved this problem.

My diagnosis was wrong: it wasn't a Word/Office problem, as such, but a dodgy network installation, which I was instructed to fix as follows:

"Go into Control Panel, Printers and click Add New Printer. Click Network Printer, and then click Browse for Printer." That did the trick.

But I still don't understand why, before this fix, Windows Mail could find the network printer but Word couldn't.

Anyway, all is now OK.

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I have a Win2K Advanced Server acting as a Terminal Server. I have setup a user account. But I am only able to log on as administrator. If Active Directory is configured, does this prevent me from logging in as a regular user? I do not want to give my users administrative rights. Has anyone set up a Terminal server without Active Directory?

A:Terminal Services & Active Directory

If you are using the server as a Domain Controller as well as a Terminal Server you need to jump through some additional hoops to give a user adequate permissions, there is an article on this in the knowledge base.

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How do I make the active directory domain services become available?? It says its unavailable....

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I have a dell inspiron 15 7559. Windows 10 OS.
I been trying to use my printer HP Envy 4520. I can confirm the printer works because the printer prints with other computers and is easily detected via usb connection.
I tried uninstalling Microsoft office and reinstalling, I tried restarting printer spool service (and it was by default automatic startup), I tried removing the printer and reinstalling the drivers from the official website.
I tried connecting via usb, bluetooth and direct. Perhaps I might've done something wrong.
I've been able to print with this laptop with the same printer in the past.
In the end, whether I use notepad or Microsoft Word or any program to print, the laptop does not detect the HP 4520. If I click add/find printer, the message "Active Domain Directory Services is not available" pops up.Sorry if I posted to the wrong forum, I am new to this. Thank you in advance.

A:Active Domain Directory Services is not available

Run services.msc from your start box.  Look for Print Spooler -- is that service running?  If it's not -- start it -- that should solve the problem.

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What we have:

A domain registered with hostgator.comMany AWS VMs and in office PCs each with different logon credentials
What we need:

To enable single sign on across all computers and VMs using Active Directory domain services.Be able to control user permmissions via ADNot have to manually change DNS settings when adding computers to the new domain I assume we have to make.
I started by making a new domain in a new forest on a new VM meant to be the new domain controller(hostgator domain=clearcapgroup.com and new domain=ClearCap.com).  I created records on hostgator to point requests for clearcap.com to the new domain
controller (ClearCap.com domain controller = dc1).  When I use the wizard to try and connect a computer to ClearCap.com via dc1, dc1 is detected but cannot be contacted.  

Is this even the proper way to achieve the end goal of single sign on across all PCs and AD services for users and groups?  Should I make a subdomain of clearcapgroup.com instead of a separate domain?  I am mildly experienced in networking, main
concentration is development usually, any help/advice/resources are appreciated!

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Hi - Fixing my elderly father's W7/64 desktop. Attempting to print form MS Word to an HP3390 does not give any errors but does not print, either. Attempting to "find printer" from MS Word gives "The Active Directory Domain Services is currently unavailable." I went to services.msc to turn on that service but it does not appear in the list. Driver for the printer is already included in Windows 7, according to the HP support site. Printer is USB connected directly to the computer.

BTW Computer is running MW Word 2003 if that makes any difference.

Any ideas/advice? Thanks!

A:The Active Directory Domain Services is currently unavailable

Try this?
The above notwithstanding, I just went through all the same hoops here - in my case trying to get my laptop to hook up with the HP printer attached via USB to a desktop on the network. Inevitably with HP printers, I went to hell and back trying to install it, and just at just about the point where I was ready to attempt to fling the printer over the horizon - it inexplicably connected and printed just fine.

I think at some point I have been there with almost every printer I have ever owned. Why you can perform the same operation 19 times and get a different result on the 20th ... I have no idea.

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What does this mean as far as my printer not working in windows 7 64bit. I've down loaded the newest driver for my HP photosmart D5460 printer but I still can't print. I've tried many so called solutions but to no avail...Does anyone know what the problem is?


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i have try almost each and every solution available on google but still my problem is not solved.

done with below mention fix
Basic Printer Troubleshooting
Active Directory Domain Permission Using Notepad
Active Directory Problem through Restart Print Spooler Service

but no solution.


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Hi, I'm new to these forms, my name is Kcaz.

Today I was trying to add wireless printers to my computer (Toshiba running Windows 7 64 bit). At home, I have one wireless printer (Cannon) which works fine. To install that i think I downloaded the drivers from a CD.

Now I was trying to download the drivers for the printers at school. They are all connected through the main internet network. I've seen people (mac) download the drivers wirelessly, and I wanted to do the same. So in Microsoft Word 2007, when I press print, then in the window "Find Printer" an error comes up that says "The Active Directory Domain Services is currently unavailable". It doesn't matter where I try it, home or school, i guess the problem is within the computer.

I tried to google this, but the responses are all about how people can't print, or another related, but not relevant problem.

Is there anyway to fix this?

A:The Active Directory Domain Services -error

Sounds like the computer it not set up to print. As in not connected to the print network.


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Purchased my Dell Studio 1749 laptop on Mon. and trying to add my printer/copier at my office. when I go to the print page in Word 2007 there is an Find Printer button. I've used this feature before to install printers. but, when I click on the button I get this error message - Active Directory Domain Services is Currently Unavailalbe.

Thanks for any help


A:active directory domain services is currently unavailable error

Quote: Originally Posted by toddjoslin

Purchased my Dell Studio 1749 laptop on Mon. and trying to add my printer/copier at my office. when I go to the print page in Word 2007 there is an Find Printer button. I've used this feature before to install printers. but, when I click on the button I get this error message - Active Directory Domain Services is Currently Unavailalbe.

Thanks for any help


Are you on a network with a domain controller? Did you try and setup a domain or a workgroup?

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I have a Vista computer networked to an XP computer that is physically connected to a Samsung printer. I have been printing fine for 8 months now. Suddenly I am getting this error message when I try to print from the Vista computer. The Vista computer sees the Samsung just fine. The Vista computer is able to connect to the XP computer and save a word document to the XP and then print. It just can no longer send an item to print across the network anymore. Like I said, it had been printing fine. How can I make the "Active Directory Domain Service" available again?

Thank you,

A:Active Directory Domain Services suddenly unavailble

Try un-sharing the printer on the XP and then re-enabling the shared printer.

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I have windows 8.1 no printer- active directory domain services is unavailable

A:no printer- active directory domain services is unavailable

>>no printer- active directory domain services is unavailable
Before going further, would you please elaborate under what circumstances this happened? Did the printer previously work properly? At this moment, we can follow the reply provided by Leo Huang to troubleshoot this issue.
Can't print. Error message: Active Directory Domain Service is currently unavailable
Best regards,
Frank Shen

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Earlier today I was sending a message to a friend and suddenly this error popped up "The active directory domain services is currently unavailable", is this normal? Also, what caused it? I think I might have accidentally pressed one of Windows' shortcuts but which one is it?


A:"The active directory domain services is currently unavailable" - Error

What is your configuration? Are you on a network or using VPN into a network?
Keep us posted

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Desktop PC has Epson printer USB connected. Worked fine in W7. Upgraded to W10, and printer does not work - gives message "Active Directory Domain Services is Currently Unavailable ". Connecting to HP laptop bought with W10 it works fine. Long chat session with MS Tech who tried various things on my PC did not solve a thing. Hate to carry laptop to printer or printer to laptop all the time, plus desktop had old software not installed (and unavailable now) on laptop. Help!! I could of course use Open Office word or excel, convert all files and transfer via flash drive to laptop - what a chore!!

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Hi All,

I have a Brother HL-2142 printer hooked up to my Windows 10 pro desktop. It does not matter what program I try to print from, the printer is always offline.

I have tried to add another printer but all I get is this message. "the active directory domain services is currently unavailable windows 10"

I've done a lot of research and tried several things, even downloaded a new driver, but I can't print anything.

Any thoughts?



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HP 3015 All-in-One has worked fine for years, plugged into wife's PC. Yesterday it stopped communicating and the error message; "Active Directory Domain Services unavailable" is cryptic. This error is discussed in various internet fora but no solution found is pertinent to my problem.

Printer prints a test page from itself - i.e. machine is apparently functional
uninstalled and reinstalled printer. After re-install there are issues and the troubleshooter fixes them and sets printer as default. It still does not respond to PC calls, which appear in the queue with Error.
Windows up to date with SP1.
No new driver available from HP.

A:Active Directory Domain Services unavailable - print error

have you tried installing the printer driver through windows update (if available?)

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Each sample includes an executable that is built for the desired UNIX platform and a UNIX-style man page that documents the command usage.

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Supported Operating Systems: Windows 2000




A:Windows 2000 Active Directory and Kerberos Services: June 22

How does Kerberos affect XP Home clients' accessibility to domain resources, or does it?

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I just installed a network printer, KodakESP9200+0058. It works for Word and Notepad, but not with Excel. When I try to print on Excel, the name of the printer is not listed. When I click on "Find Printers", I receive a "Find in the Directory" message of "The Active Directory Domain Services is currently unavailable." Can anyone help?

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium, Service Pack 2, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU P8600 @ 2.40GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 6110 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT, 512 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 462621 MB, Free - 331507 MB; D: Total - 14314 MB, Free - 2177 MB;
Motherboard: Compal, 30F4
Antivirus: Norton Security Suite, Updated and Enabled

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Hello, I am trying to print over the network. I can send test pages, print using adobe, and see the printer I am connected to with the find new printer wizard.

But for some reason, when I print with MS Office, the printer does not show up in the list, and when I try to find the printer through MS Office, I get an error saying the Active Directory Domain Service is currently unavailable.

Can anyone help? I'm running windows 7. Thanks.


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I would be grateful for any help the forum may have with a knotty problem. Win 7 64 bit, Thinkpad W510. Canon MX700 printer on the home office network. Printer working fine for several years with both the laptop and the Win7 64 desktop, no problems with
any function, print, fax scan. The Canon software created a dedicated network port, on both desktop and laptop, "Canon BJ Network Port", number as CNBJNP_(followed by the MAC address, colons removed).

Suddenly the laptop cannot print anything, from Office, Notepad, web page nothing. Ran a test page, came back fine, "you have correctly installed your printer". Anything I try to print, error message "Printer not responding". Did a communication
check and got this message: "The Active Directory Domain Services is unavailable". (Printer is working fine with desktop PC FYI). I checked everything suggested in forums, Print Spooler (fine- on automatic and running everytime I check). Network
functionality is fine between the Thinkpad, router and desktop PC, no problem accessing internet, transferring files to/from desktop etc. MS Support level 1 tech tried what he could find in his database, uninstalled printer, uninstalled Norton, deleted drivers
(I think), reinstalled. Now the Canon installation software sees the printer but cannot create the network port and installation stalls.
In other forums I see many people with this problem but no definitive solution. I would be very gratefu... Read more

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I'm trying to remotely shutdown another PC in my home from my Desktop PC.

My Desktop PC is 64bit Win7 Home, but I don't think it matters, since a Google search shows every version of Windows AFTER XP has this problem.

I have the Win10 Preview running on a computer in another room. I'd like to be able to shut it down remotely from my primary (Win7) computer. To do this, I run "shutdown /I" from the command prompt. The dialog appears but when I try to "Browse" the network for the other PC, I get an error message telling me:

"Active Directory Domain Services unavailable"

This happens whether I do this from the Win7 PC or the Win10 PC, so I know it's not a hardware or OS specific thing. It also happens if I try to do the same directly from the CLI.

I don't want to have to setup a Server just to do this one tiny thing. Any ideas? TIA.

A:Can't shutdown local PC. "Active Directory Domain Services unavailable"

When you say remotely do you mean Remote Desktop? If so, have you tried pressing Ctrl_Alt_End and then clicking on shutdown?

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Have just reinstalled Windows 7 32 bit over Windows 7 64 bit and my computer doesn't now recognise the same printer that it recognised under the 64 bit OS. Could someone please help me with this?

A:Can't install printer : "Active directory domain services is curren.."

Don't know if this is relevant or not but I tried running Windows6.1-KB917607-x86.msu but this informed me that the update was already installed.

Also I have another printer attached (both are via USB) and this one isn't being detected either.

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Hi there

I cannot print and I have not been able to find the fix via existing forum threads.

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit German - Profile language is Danish (installed a week ago and completely windows updated)
Office 365 Small Business Premium
HP DV8 Laptop. i7, 512GB SSD, 8GB RAM
HP LaserJet P1006 USB printer.


No matter if I try to print from IE, Notebook, Word 2013 or anything else, I cannot chose my printer (P1006).

If I try to Add Printer in Word 2013, I get the "The Active Directory Domain Services is currently unavailable" error. 

In Devices and Printers, the P1006 is visible, but there is no driver installed.

Trying to install the correct driver: 
only creates a general error during installation: "Printer  Software Installer has stopped working - A problem has caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows closes the program and will notify you if a solution has been found"

I have tried all the solution software from Windows, from HP (for the laptop and for the printer) - but nothing comes up with any details or suggestions. 

What should I try?

Absolutely everything else works perfectly on the system. 

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Earlier today I was sending a message to a friend and suddenly this error popped up "The active directory domain services is currently unavailable", is this normal? Also, what caused it? I think I might have accidentally pressed one of Windows' shortcuts but which one is it?

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Here's the problem..last week, I tried to print a document, but it said that the printer was offline. Strange. I dismissed it as something wrong with the printer, but today I tried printing again and it gave me the same problem. I didn't what to do, so I went to "find printers" and got the error message: "The Active Directory Domain Services is currently unavailable."

Does anybody know what this means/how to fix it? I'm running vista, sharing printer using wireless LAN. I googled this problem, but haven't found any solutions.. the only thing was that somebody had a similar problem, which occurred when they pressed CTRL+WIN+F... I tried that, and I get the "Active Directory..." error message also

A:"The Active Directory Domain Services is currently unavailable."

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  How do I get -Active Directory Certificate Services "Windows 7"?


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Can someone walk me through the steps of having Advanced Threat Analytics (ATA) request a new certificate from Active Directory Certificate Services (ADCS)?  I'm not familiar with either product so I will need detailed steps please.  At a high-level
i'm guessing
1. ATA issues a certificate request
2. I send the request to ADCS
3. ADCS issues a cert for that request
4. Install new cert in ATA
I'll need detailed command line statements.  My ATA Center server is named ATASERVER.DOMAIN.ORG, and I but the URL is configured as ATACENTER.DOMAIN.ORG in ATA.  Can the cert handle both the servername and the URL?
Thank you in advance!

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got an issue here. Have a pc I'm trying to join to our domain, and when I add it to the OU and hit refresh, it shows up, but with a red x over it. I can rt click, choose enable, and the x goes away, but when I refresh it, back it comes.

I can ping the machine fine, so I know that it exists. I can also get to the internet from this machine, the names match up, but for some reason, I cannot get that red x to go away so I can join the pc to our domain.

The os is XP Pro, gig of ram, 2 gig processor.



A:Solved: active directory

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Hi ,

I wanted to know , what is an active directory ?

Can you explain me with an example.

What is the use of it in Computer.

A:[SOLVED] Active Directory

Hello and welcome to the forum.

Have a look here:

Active Directory - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Active Directory

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Hello Team,

Please advice me what kind of steps need to take for  ATA issue like..
1.dns services .
2.directory services 
3.remote desktop services.

we have 70 to 80 medium tickets  what would be the best resolution for this things

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Hi all,
running Active Directory with Microsoft Exchange 2003. We have three specific users in our company where the "Display Name" field randomly changes to another users name within the company. This causes email issues because the Global Address List uses "Display Name". So, users think they're sending an email to Joe Smith, when in reality, it's going to Jane Doe. Any ideas???

P.S. Have tried deleting the user account and re-creating it. Problem still exists.

Any help would greatly be appreciated.

A:Solved: Active Directory Display Name

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We recently added a new computer to the network and everything is working fine except for one thing. In active directory under computers all the other computers show the computer names in Capitial letters, while the new computer is shown as small caps. When ever anyone tries to connect to the new computer they get an error that says "Logon failure: account name is incorrect" I am sure that this is the problem but not sure how to correct it other then deleting the computer then re-adding it. Any suggestions?
Thank you

A:[SOLVED] Computer in Active Directory

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I just bought a new laptop with a Vista business OS. Is there any way of making my new laptop the Network Domain Controller and is there an Active Directory on Vista Business. If not is there an way of getting it?

A:Solved: Vista Active Directory?

you need to go to your network settings and add domain name to connect to.

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We have a network with 8 workstations. One of the PCs needs to be upgraded, but we need all the programs and profile information from the original PC. What is the best way to upgrade this? There was talk of Ghosting, but there is different hardware in the PCs. Could a back up be made to the sever through wizard, and then restore the file, or will the hardware changes corrupt this? Any input would be greatly appreciated!!!!!

I hope this is the right forum, if not please let me know.

A:Solved: PC upgrade in Active Directory

Really there isn't an easy way.

As far as profile inromation this is simple theres the FIles and settings trasfer wizard or USMT this moves a great deal of information but does not move actual applications.

You can try something like a third party app called Move Me or PC relocator and a few other things like that for applications being moved but your righ in the sense that a ghost of one machine to a dissimilar machine would be problematic.

I would recommend whatever you attempt to do have backups ready AND have original media in place just in case you have any problems.

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I just recently setup an Active Directory, it works fine now exept there is something I would like to change. All the users (exept Administrator) are roaming profiles, so their files and settings are stored on the main server. But if the main server is offline for any reason, the user can login with a cached version of their profile. I don't want this to happen. How can I disable the computers logging in profiles when the server isn't avalible? So if the server isn't avalible it just disaplys an error such as "Your roaming profile could not be loaded. Please contact your system administrator.".

A:Solved: Active Directory Login

Not sure if theres a setting for that per se, however, i do know there is a setting to delete local copies of the profile.
Found under computer config/admin templates/system/userprofiles. delete cached copies of the roaming profile of the GPO or something.
That might solve your problem. Surely there would be no cached profile to load?

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I am currently running Vista ultimate 32-bit and windows server 2003 standard edition on separate machines and i am trying to connect to my active directory in vista but every time i try to connect after making a few tweaks or restarting my network i get the same message as follows.
The Following Error Occurred attempting to connect to domain "xxx":
An Attempt to resolve the DNS name of a DC in the domain being joined has failed. Please Verify this client is configured to to reach a DNS server that can resolve in the target domain.

My Hardware is:
A Dell Demension 2400
Upgraded Graphics Card
Upgraded Audio
Upgraded CD/DVD
Upgraded Hard Drive
Upgraded Ram

A:Solved: Conecting to an active directory in Vista

Sounds to me like when you restart, you DNS settings get changed to point to another IP other than the Domain controller(DNS Server) make sure to put a static address in the vista machine that points DNS to the server,

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Didn't see a server specific forum. What is the best way to do the following? I have an entry in active directory for a server that is no longer in use. I need to add a new server and need to use the same name as the no longer used machine in AD. So do I delete/reset/remove/etc...?

A:Solved: Active Directory Server 2003

If the server is no longer in use then you can safely and happily delete, then add the new one.

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I'm looking for a utility or script that can take the name of a share and provide a list of who has permissions for that share and EVERY subdirectory under that share.

Is there something that WinXP or Win Server 2K3 has built-in (or via the Resource Kit), or is there another application that can do this?

Thanks in advance!

A:Solved: Active Directory share viewer?

Have you tried turning on the builtin audting


Or maybe these


http://www.scriptlogic.com/products/enterprisesecurityreporter/ (Pay for)

Maybe this might help also


All I can think of right now. Maybe you've seen all these already or they don't do what you need if so let me know.

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I am trying to do a fairly simple exercise in which i want to list all members of an AD group. Although i can see the members no problem in the MMC, trying to get AD to print them out in some kind of order, or export the data is being trickier than i imagined.

Surely writing a script isnt really necessary to achieve a simply request like this?
Any suggestions?

A:Solved: Active Directory group membership

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We have an Active Directory domain in place that was put in by an external supplier.
The documentation they left was far from helpful.
Can anybody point me to the correct security setting for allowing changes to the Internet Explorer security settings.
I can change some of the security settings within IE but i am unable to add bypass addresses for local servers. This is what i need to get assess to for members of staff to access our new IMAP e-mail system.
It looks like the java settings are correct but i need to add an exception to the proxy but Active directory will not let me do this.

Any help would be much appreciated.


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Is there a way to remove a non-existent DC (or GC) from Active Directory? The Computer that is listed hasn't existed on the network for at least 5 years. Unfortunately it locks out one of the IP addresses I was hoping to use for the new server or the Autoloader and from what I can tell, it can't be removed.

Any help would be appreciated.

A:Solved: Removing a non-existent DC from Active Directory

Meta data cleanup


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Does anyone know how to install the snap in for "active directory users and computers" on a XP system. I am tired of walking back to the server to reset people's paswords. It would really be helpful if i could have that snap in on my desktop. My domain controllers are windows server 2000. I have Windows XP Pro SP2.

A:Solved: install active directory users and computers snap in

All of the active directory information is under administration tools.


(edit ERP I should have ad admin pack thats loaded seperately) I knew what I meant I just didn't type it well.

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Running Vista Home Prem on Compaq notebook with Office 2007. Connected to HP C-4180 printer with NO networking.
Until today there have been no problems. Today when trying to print from either Word or Excel I get "The Active Directory Domain services is currently unavailable" message. From all non-Office programs I can print without problem. I am a dumb user who needs to send out billing backup data so I would appreciate help, especially if it is either not couched in tech terms or is a step by step "instruction".

A:Solved: Active Directory Domain service curently unavailable

Try adding the printer using administrator-level privileges:
Go into Control Panel and select Printers
Delete your HP C-4180 printer you currently have added
On the left side of the window, there should be a folder tree. Find 'Printers' in the tree (it should already be highlighted since you are currently viewing that folder), right click on it, select Run as Administrator, then select Add Printer from the submenu that opens up.
Go through the process of adding the printer again


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