With Windows Hello, users can perform authentication by providing their unique biometric identifier when they access the device-specific Microsoft Passport credentials. The Windows Hello authenticator works with Microsoft Passport to authenticate and let users log on to the enterprise network. Authentication doesn’t roam among devices, isn’t shared with a server, and can’t easily be extracted from a device. If multiple employees share a device, each employee will use his or her own biometric data on the device.
Interactive logon: Do not display last user name: EnableAfter startup or a restart, you cannot use facial recognition for domain logon even when the fingerprint, password, and PIN are working. You can use facial recognition only to unlock the device.
When this issue occurs, the computer tries to use the camera and prompts you with "Looking for you… Making sure it’s you…," and then with "Windows Hello requires your PIN."
Computer Configuration / Local Policies / Security Options
Interactive logon: Do not display last user name: EnableBy default, this Group Policy setting is disabled.
- PIN. Before you can use Windows Hello to enable biometrics on a device, you must create a PIN to use as your initial Hello gesture. After you’ve set a PIN, you can add biometric gestures if you want to. You can always use the PIN to release your credentials. Therefore, you can still unlock and use your device even if you can’t use your preferred biometric gesture because of an injury or if the sensor is unavailable or not working correctly.
- Facial recognition. This type uses special cameras that recognize an image in infrared (IR) light, which allows them to reliably tell the difference between a photograph or scan and a living person. Several vendors provide external cameras that incorporate this technology, and major laptop manufacturers are incorporating it into their devices.
- Fingerprint recognition. This type uses a capacitive fingerprint sensor to scan your fingerprint. Fingerprint readers have been available for Windows-based computers for years, but the current generation of sensors is significantly more reliable and less error-prone. Most existing fingerprint readers (whether external or integrated into laptops or USB keyboards) work with Windows 10.
Article ID: 3169080 - Last Review: Jun 30, 2016 - Revision: 1