Can a Hyper-V Virtual Machine use a Picture Password?


  1. Posts : 19
    Windows 10
       #1

    Can a Hyper-V Virtual Machine use a Picture Password?


    Greetings.

    I set up Hyper-V in my Win 10 Anniversary install and created a Win 10 Virtual Machine which is fully activated.

    I tried setting up a picture password for this VM. The Picture Password option was not available but I got it to show using gpedit. I then set a Picture Password but when I reboot, the Picture Password does not show up.

    Is it possible to use a Picture Password in a Hyper-V VM?
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  2. Posts : 17,636
    Windows 10 Pro
       #2

    Are you using Enhanced Mode with that Windows 10 vm? If so, read this quote from another thread:

    Kari said:
    martyfelker said:
    Installed Anniversary 14393.0 from the official MS site. The very first update when I joined the Insider Program was a Defender Update amd kb3176929. This upgraded the Hyper-VM I used to directly to 14393.10.

    The only thing that was strange was that - although I installed a PIN during installation that sign-in option never appeared and in fact was not available in the Settings section. Probably something to do with the Virtual Disk Hardware??

    Hyper-V Enhanced Mode is based on RDP (Remote Desktop Protocol) and requires a password, PIN and Picture Password do not work in Enhanced Mode. Therefore, logically when signing in with password using Enhanced Mode the PIN and Picture Password options are also missing from Sign-in options​:



    As soon as you switch from Enhanced Mode to normal mode, PIN and Picture Password will become available:


    Screenshots taken just now, both from same Hyper-V vm. First when using Enhanced Mode, second when using normal mode.
    Short: you cannot use PIN and Picture Password to sign in to your vm if using Enhanced Mode connection. turning Enhanced Mode off you can use any sign-in method including PIN and Picture Password.

    Kari
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  3. Posts : 19
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #3

    A very detailed answer. Thanks Kari. Much appreciated.
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  4. Posts : 13,552
    Windows10
       #4

    Davoodoo said:
    A very detailed answer. Thanks Kari. Much appreciated.
    The advantages of enhanced mode far outweigh the minor inconvenience of not being able to use a picture password.
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  5. Posts : 17,636
    Windows 10 Pro
       #5

    Davoodoo said:
    A very detailed answer. Thanks Kari. Much appreciated.
    You are welcome!


    cereberus said:
    The advantages of enhanced mode far outweigh the minor inconvenience of not being able to use a picture password.
    Exactly :)
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