I have a Linux-based server, called nethserver, in my office that handles various tasks such as samba share, DHCP, and recently added active directory for Windows clients. I have enabled active directory on the server so that domain users can log in to the Windows clients, but I am unable to use a fingerprint sensor for login.

Currently, the following is working:

  • Active directory on the server
  • Adding Windows PCs to the domain
  • Logging in as a domain user on a Windows machine

What I would like to get working is:

  • Fingerprint sensor login (possibly using Windows Hello)
  • I believe that a PIN login may be required to enable fingerprint login

I have already tried the following:

  • Allowing fingerprint sensor login and Windows Hello/PIN login through Group Policy Objects (GPOs) in both the computer and user configurations

I have read that I may need to use a Windows Server domain to enable Windows Hello for Business and thus enable the use of a PIN login or fingerprint sensor. Is there a workaround to enable the use of a fingerprint reader for Windows clients in a domain?

Askify Moderator Edited question April 19, 2023