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Windows 7: The Active Directory Domain Services -error

01 Apr 2010   #11
kcaz

Windows 7
 
 

how?


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01 Apr 2010   #12
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kcaz View Post
how?
Go to Devices and printers, and select add printer, then choose network printer. It should automatically find your network printer. If not, then you can manually add the network address and it will add it.

~Lordbob
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01 Apr 2010   #13
kcaz

Windows 7
 
 

Ahh i see. That's stupid. The Find printer button should work.

But thanks, I'll see if that works!
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01 Apr 2010   #14
WindowsStar

Windows 7 Enterprise (x64); Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)
 
 

"Active Directory Domain Service" is part of Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2008 R2. Is your laptop loaded with Windows Server 2008/R2?

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/l.../cc731053.aspx
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01 Apr 2010   #15
WindowsStar

Windows 7 Enterprise (x64); Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)
 
 

Is the message really: "Active Directory Domain Service is currently unavailable"

If so that means the printer driver you received off the network is incompatible with your version of windows.

Download the driver from the vendor’s website and install it on LPT1. Then go to your work and install the printer again and it will use driver you pre-installed instead of the one from the network.

After your network printer is working you can delete the printer on LPT1.
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01 Apr 2010   #16
kcaz

Windows 7
 
 

Oh well my printer works fine, but shouldn't there be an easy way to install the drivers wirelessley if you are in the same network?
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01 Apr 2010   #17
WindowsStar

Windows 7 Enterprise (x64); Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)
 
 

Easy Printer Add: Yes there is on a home network, however if you are connecting to a Domain Network, Corporate Network, or Enterprise Network the printer drivers are controlled by the network print server. If this Domain is using Windows 2000 Server or Windows Server 2003 as the print server, they will not be able to provide drivers for Windows 7 without doing some prep work ahead of time. Those versions of Server were built before Windows 7 so they have no idea how it works or that it even exists. The Administrator needs to update the servers to handle Windows 7 Printer Drivers. If they support Mac then they already know how to update drivers for different OS’s they need to do the same for Windows 7.
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