1. Windows Central Question's Avatar
    We are using Surface Pro 4 and want to use facial recognition (Microsoft Hello).
    We use Active Directory and want to know if both can be used together.

    If we use facial recognition, how will this work with group policies, active directory, etc.

    12-26-2015 10:26 PM
  2. Jazmac's Avatar
    Hello is used to unlock the computer. Active directory happens after your admin credentials are verified. What did you mean to use Hello with AD?
    12-26-2015 11:20 PM
  3. autumn801's Avatar
    We have a AD environment. When users login they user User ID & Password.
    Users are now asking to use Hello.

    Since we are authenticating via AD, can Hello be used with AD.
    12-27-2015 11:58 AM
  4. BryceMD's Avatar
    Dont have windows hello myself, but presumably it would work with AD. Same as fingerprint does. Just need to associate the username and pass with the windows hello 'password'

    Though it would be local credentials, not domain. Wouldn't work on computers its not specifically setup on.
    Jazmac likes this.
    12-27-2015 12:35 PM
  5. Chris998's Avatar
    Microsoft should extend Microsoft Hello to function as an alternate credential provider in AD Federated Services (AD FS) on Server 2012 R2. Maybe they are still thinking about this or maybe saving this for Windows Server 2016? If they don't a third party will come in and steal the bacon.
    06-22-2016 09:45 AM
  6. jimscard's Avatar
    08-03-2016 09:52 PM
  7. Topperwear's Avatar
    I found this and it seemed to work flawlessly for my Surface Pro 4 in AD.


    I am going to look for instances of timeframe, because if it sees your face anywhere near the screen, it will unlock. I have to move aside and do windows + L and leave if I want to lock it and leave it locked.
    01-24-2017 10:20 AM

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