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Picture password option under Sign-in options isn't available after you enable it in Group Policy in Windows 10


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Symptoms

In Windows 10, assume that you have applied one of the following Group Policy Objects (GPOs) configurations under Computer Configuration/Policies/Administrative Templates/System/Logon:

Configuration 1
Turn on convenience PIN sign-in Not Configured
Turn off picture password sign-in Enabled
PicturePassword1

 

Configuration 2
Turn on convenience PIN sign-in  Disabled
Turn off picture password sign-in Disabled

PicturePassword3

You can track the following registry key to make sure the configuration is applied to clients:

PicturePassword2

PicturePassword4

After the configuration is applied to the client, the Picture password option under Sign-in options isn't available.

PicturePassword5

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Resolution

To see the Picture password and the PIN options, you must enable PIN in the domain for the first time. To do this, set the GPO to the following:

Turn on convenience PIN sign-in Enabled
Turn off picture password sign-in Enabled

PicturePassword6

After the PIN option is enabled, even if you disable the PIN option again, the Picture password option is still available.

PicturePassword7

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More Information

If you want to use PIN, you may deploy Windows Hello for Business that's more secure. For more information, see the following articles:

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Article Info
Article ID : 2805935
Revision : 17
Created on : 5/28/2018
Published on : 5/28/2018
Exists online : False
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