[Solved] “Windows Hello For Business Provisioning Will Not Be Launched”

If you come across “Windows Hello for Business provisioning will not be launched” in Event Viewer, the policy of Windows Hello is usually responsible. The best solution for most of the time is to tweak the Windows Hello policy. Besides that, you could use Registry Editor to apply changes to Windows Registry. Spare a bit of time to check out this article and learn how to carry out the solutions on your own. 

Causes

All in all, Windows Hello gives a good account of itself in quite a few settings. Still, once it comes to Event Viewer logging “Windows Hello for Business provisioning will not be launched”, the usual suspects include”

  • Policy 
  • PassportforWork
  • Log Provider

Solutions 

Solution 1: Tweak The Windows Hello Policy

Generally speaking, the policy of Windows Hello influences the performance of Windows Hello on PC. Therefore, if Event Viewer logs an entry saying “Windows Hello for Business provisioning will not be launched”, it’s wise to modify the Windows Hello policy.

  • Step 1: Press Windows key, type gpedit.msc and press Enter to open Local Group Policy Editor.
  • Step 2: Navigate to Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Microsoft Passport for Work / Windows Hello for Business.
  • Step 3: Locate Use Microsoft Passport for Work, double-click it and set the policy to Disabled.
  • Step 4: Restart your computer.
  • Step 5: When the screen comes back on, see how things turn out.

Solution 2: Make Use Of Registry Editor 

In case you don’t know, via Registry Editor, you could change many aspects of Windows and Windows Hello is not an exception. That being said, the dedicated nature of the registry means you have to exercise caution. All it takes is one mistake and you would wreck your PC. 

  • Step 1: Press Windows key, type Regedit and then press Enter to open Registry Editor. 

Note: As a precaution, you should create a backup of the Registry. Click File, pick Export and save the backup in a location of your choosing. If you mess up, the backup would come in handy. 

  • Step 2: Navigate to Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft.
  • Step 3: Right-click an empty space on the right, hover your mouse over New and click Dword (32-bit) value. 
  • Step 4: Name the new value PassportForWork, double-click it then set its value as 0. 
  • Step 5: Close Registry Editor, restart your computer and determine whether the issue persists.

Alternatively, 

  • Step 1: Open Registry Editor.
  • Step 2: Navigate to Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\WMI\Autologger\EventLog-Application\{23b8d46b-67dd-40a3-b636-d43e50552c6d}
  • Step 3: Look to the right, double-click Enable DWORD and set its value as 0.
  • Step 4: Close Registry Editor.
  • Step 5: Restart your computer.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What are the requirements of Windows Hello for Business?

To get the most out of Windows Hello for Business, you must secure Internet access and a stable network. Also, at least one of the computers must run on Windows 10, version 1703 or later. Other requirements consists: 

  • Multifactor authentication
  • Proper name resolution, internal as well as external. 
  • Active directory
  • Sufficient number of domain controllers

How come I cannot turn off Windows Hello?

You can’t disable Windows Hello on your PC and Windows Hello PIN Remove is grayed out? In that case, perform the following procedure:

  • Step 1: Press Windows + I to open Settings.
  • Step 2: Choose Accounts, select Sign-in options and turn off For improved security, only allow Windows Hello sign-in for Microsoft accounts on this device (Recommended).
  • Step 3: Delete Windows Hello PIN at your leisure.

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