Possible to set a PIN on Server 2016 TP5? Solved

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    Possible to set a PIN on Server 2016 TP5?

    I have installed the Server 2016 Technical Preview 5 and converted my account to a MS account. Id like to set a pin to logon but don't have the option. The option to add a PIN should be here AFAIK.

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    Is it possible? I've tried setting "Turn on a convenience PIN sign-in" which it says is deprecated and "Use Microsoft passport for work" (which supersedes it) in gpedit.msc but still don't get the option.

    It seems from this blog you should be able to it but I can't figure out how Manage identity verification using Windows Hello for Business (Windows 10)
    Last edited by lx07; 11 Sep 2016 at 05:13. Reason: Added pictures
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    Windows Server 2016

    Hi, there is a way around I discovered today!

    Your Microsoft account should not exist on Windows server 2016

    1. Create a local admin account
    2. Then from the local admin account add your Microsoft account as in screenshot
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    3. Login with your Microsoft account and it will ask you to setup a PIN, don't skip setting up a PIN otherwise you will lose the chance to do it
    4. if you have fingerprint sensor you can use it, as long you are able to enroll your fingerprint with 3rd party software

    Sadly, you can't change your PIN once is setup.

    You could try also adding another Microsoft account from the existing one, you currently using.

    Here is my GPO and Build info
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    Windows Hello for Business > Use Biometrics > Set to Enable
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