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28-Aug-2007, 05:56 AM #1
Solved: MS Office: "The Active Directory Domain Services is currently unavailable."
There is a similar thread under Vista Applications: http://forums.techguy.org/windows-vi...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?
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28-Sep-2007, 12:30 PM #2
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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