Sync your settings grep out not working on Windows 10 Creators Update

I had logged in system using a work Microsoft Account in Windows 10 Enterprise edition with Anniversary Update (14393.969). My Surface Surface Pro 3 joined to the domain and the settings was syncing well. However, after upgraded to the Creators Update, my files are not uploaded to office 365 and all related features are disabled. I open the Settings app and go to Accounts, and the Sync your settings option is greyed out and shows a message “some windows features are only available if you are using a Microsoft account or work account“. Continue reading

Fix Windows 10 specified Domain either Does Not Exist Or Could Not Be Contacted

When I open Settings app, go to SYSTEM > About > Join a domain and type my username and password to add my Surface Pro 4 to the domain, my credentials is not accepted and I get the error: “The specified domain either does not exist or could not be contacted.” But my Windows 10 system is a part of domain while I manually add the tablet through AD Users & Computers first and still face the same message. Any way to fix the issue? Continue reading

How to Enable Pin Sign-in Domain on Windows 8 & 8.1

Windows 8 allows you to use local or Windows Live account to create a custom four digit PIN code and then enter PIN to login into system. The PIN password feature is helpful and necessary if your Surface Pro or Windows 8 tablet is not connected to a keyboard. However, for Domain users, it lacks of the ability to use a PIN to sign in with a Pin by default. Continue reading

windows 8 Cannot print the active directory domain services is currently unavailable

I have a HP 1217 workgroup printer which is located on a home group setup. When I go to “Print | Find Printer” within Word or Excel 2013 on my WIndows 8 Pro computer, a error message: “The Active Directory Domain Services is currently unavailable.” pops up. If I hook up my desktop to attach with printer via USB on the network, it does connect and print wihtout problem. How can i send MS Office documents to the network printer? Continue reading