Domain user log on to windows with fingerprints is disabled.

On March 24, 2010, in How-to, by Cubert aka (Cube Dweller)

Although GPO can manage this setting, by default it is off.  To get your Windows 7 systems to allow domain user login using biometrics (fingerprint) support follow the directions below.

Adding Domain log on access for Biometrics

Goto -> Control Panel ->All Control Panel Items ->Biometric Devices

Select: Change Biometric Settings

Select both:
Allow users to log on to Windowsd using their fingerprints
Allow users to log on to a domain using their fingerprints

Restart the computer.

Select: ‘Switch user’ at the log on screen and choose the fingerprint icon ( requires you to have first added a set of fingerprints to your account)

Swipe your finger. At this point nothing happens. The screen remained active with the fingerprint icon and a password field.

Now type your password and your’e logged on (this is the final security measure to validate the account against the AD).

Now restart your computer and Bingo! your fingerprint is accepted and password no longer required.

Enjoy the ease of biometrics with Windows 7

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4 Responses to “Domain user log on to windows with fingerprints is disabled.”

  1. Himal says:


    I have the problem where I cannot log into the domain on a windows 7 laptop. The fingerprint reader is operational and this post seems most relevant, however on the control panel I cannot find the biometric devices, I can only find it on the device manager but then it does not give me any settings option.

    Can you assist?

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  3. surendharan says:

    i am using hp probook 4530s finger password is not working pls give me tips to use it. pls….. iam using windows 8.1 os

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