Win Server 2025: unable to activate PIN or Fingerprint sign-in options..


JohnSmith13

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Hello to all.
I have a bit of a problem, I would really appreciate your expertise.

I have installed a standalone Win Server 2025 LTSC Preview Build 26052, which was successfully updated to Build 26063.1 through Windows Update,
on a pretty old but trusty laptop (i7-Q720, 8GB DDR3, SSD 860 EVO 250GB).

On this particular laptop I like to experiment on, so I have at times installed Win 7, Win 8.1, Win 10 and Win 11, but also Win Server 2012 and Win Server 2016.
The most recent installations were Win Server 2016 and finally Win 11, up till last month.

Now I performed a clean installation of Win Server 2025, but right from the start, I cannot enable sign-in with either PIN or Fingerprint,
which of course worked just fine on Win 11 and Win Server 2016 and on any other OS.
The error displayed is: "The device doesn't meet your organization's requirements for Windows Hello".
On top of that there is a warning displayed that: "Some of these settings are managed by your organization.",
but maybe that's irrelevant, or something to do with my tinkering.

The laptop is not connected to any Domain, and have not set up any work or school email accounts.
I have set up a new user, member of Administrators, and have tried with either the new user or the built-in Administrator user.
I have installed all drivers, all updates, and have looked anywhere I could think off.

I have also checked the following GPOs and REG entries, and tried different combinations of those:
Windows Hello PIN is unavailable on Windows 10/11. (Solved)
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\System\AllowDomainPINLogon

Group Policy\Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\
System\Logon
Windows Components\Biometrics
Windows Components\Windows Hello For Business


And the following posts.

Redirecting
Windows Biometric Service

Plan a Windows Hello for Business Deployment - Windows Security
Windows Hello for Business deployment

How to enable Windows Hello on stand-alone server
Group Policy Settings

How to implement Windows Hello for Business with Cloud Trust
Windows Hello for Business with Cloud Trust


No matter what I do, the error is the same.
Of course, the laptop has no TPM or SecureBoot or anything,
but still the PIN and Fingerprint worked on Win 11 and Win Server 2016,
and I would just like to enable them for convenience.
Any thoughts?
Thanks in advance.
 

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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win11
The 5th image reported that it found hardware requirements that were not met.`




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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 10
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP
    CPU
    Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4800MQ CPU @ 2.70GHz
    Motherboard
    Product : 190A Version : KBC Version 94.56
    Memory
    16 GB Total: Manufacturer : Samsung MemoryType : DDR3 FormFactor : SODIMM Capacity : 8GB Speed : 1600
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA Quadro K3100M; Intel(R) HD Graphics 4600
    Sound Card
    IDT High Definition Audio CODEC; PNP Device ID HDAUDIO\FUNC_01&VEN_111D&DEV_76E0
    Hard Drives
    Model Hitachi HTS727575A9E364
    Antivirus
    Microsoft Defender
    Other Info
    Mobile Workstation
The 5th image reported that it found hardware requirements that were not met.`




One or more of these links may be useful:











For server questions the best troubleshooting venue is MicrosoftQ&A:





Thank you very much @zbook
Will check them out.

Thanks again.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win11
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