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Learn how to fix "We can't sign you with this credential because your domain isn't available" error in Windows 10, in this post.

Earlier, we have seen how to fix ‘We can’t sign into your account‘ message after login in Windows 10, in this guide. Today, in this article, we’re going to discuss yet another similar issue which may be faced by domain users.

In this case, whenever a domain user try to login, following message appears at the screen:

We can’t sign you with this credential because your domain isn’t available. Make sure your device is connected to your organization’s network and try again. If you previously signed in on this device with another credential, you can sign in with that credential.

FIX We Can't Sign You With This Credential Because Your Domain Isn't Available In Windows 10

This problem may sometimes also termed as “We can’t sign you with this credential because the network isn’t available“. If you’re the administrator for the network and your users are facing this problem, you must advise them to leave and then reconnect to the domain. You can also suggest them to login with no connectivity, to check if they could login locally.

If they still have the problem, here is how to fix.

FIX: We Can’t Sign You With This Credential Because Your Domain Isn’t Available In Windows 10

FIX 1 – General Suggestions

1. First of all make sure that DNS settings are correctly configured on client machine. The DNS should point to Domain Controller (DC) or Internet Service Provider (ISP).

2. Try removing protect users group. Press Windows Key + R and put lusrmgr.msc in Run dialog box and click OK. In lusrmgr snap-in, click Users > Protected User > right-click and choose Delete.

3. Try creating new user profile and see if that allows the user to login.

FIX 2 – Via Security Policy Snap-in

This problem can by easily fixed by turning off local caching of logon information.

1. Press Windows Key + R and put secpol.msc in Run dialog box. Click OK to open Security Policy snap-in.

Local Security Policy Editor

2. Then in security policy snap-in window, navigate here:

Security Settings > Local Policies > Security Options

FIX We Can't Sign You With This Credential Because Your Domain Isn't Available In Windows 10

3. In the right pane of Security Options , look for the Policy setting named Interactive logon: Number of previous logons to cache (in case domain controller is not available). Double click on it to modify its value.

FIX We Can't Sign You With This Credential Because Your Domain Isn't Available In Windows 10

4. Finally, set the value to 0, which means Do not cache logons. Click Apply followed by OK. Close the security policy snap-in.

Reboot and this should fix up the problem.

Hope this helps!


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  • How do you do all things when I cant even log into the computer ??

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