MS Fingerprint reader and XP Pro

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Hello,

I have the MS fingerprint reader hooked up to a XP Pro machine. I have the
machine set up so that a single user is always logged in automaticaly. I
have registered my finger print and the device works. Now I would like for
my wife to use the fingerprint reader as well. This is where I run into
problems. It appears that my fingerprint is attached to the XP user ID we
are using and she can't register her finger print without creating a new user
id for Windows XP, is that true? I would prefer that the fingerprint
reader's driver recognize the passwords that belong to a given finger print
and bring those up/fill them in at the relevant web site. Is that possible?

Thank you,

Mike
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.security_admin (More info?)

    I don't have direct experience with this hardware but what you describe is
    inline with the way user IDs are assigned in Windows XP. Just like if you
    where using 2 MS passport IDs they would have to be assigned to 2 different
    user accounts in Windows XP so that Windows can maintain separate sets of
    settings (such as passwords and Web site favorites) for each user.

    BB


    "Mike" <Mike@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:75D6CEB7-EF90-4F99-8A96-A01362541932@microsoft.com...
    > Hello,
    >
    > I have the MS fingerprint reader hooked up to a XP Pro machine. I have
    > the
    > machine set up so that a single user is always logged in automaticaly. I
    > have registered my finger print and the device works. Now I would like
    > for
    > my wife to use the fingerprint reader as well. This is where I run into
    > problems. It appears that my fingerprint is attached to the XP user ID we
    > are using and she can't register her finger print without creating a new
    > user
    > id for Windows XP, is that true? I would prefer that the fingerprint
    > reader's driver recognize the passwords that belong to a given finger
    > print
    > and bring those up/fill them in at the relevant web site. Is that
    > possible?
    >
    > Thank you,
    >
    > Mike
  2. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.security_admin (More info?)

    Each Windows user account has only one password store. When you visit a web
    site and swipe your finger, that action is really opening the password store
    for your account and providing the correct password for that site.

    To have multiple password stores, you'll need to start using multiple user
    accounts.

    Steve Riley
    steriley@microsoft.com


    > Hello,
    >
    > I have the MS fingerprint reader hooked up to a XP Pro machine. I
    > have the machine set up so that a single user is always logged in
    > automaticaly. I have registered my finger print and the device works.
    > Now I would like for my wife to use the fingerprint reader as well.
    > This is where I run into problems. It appears that my fingerprint is
    > attached to the XP user ID we are using and she can't register her
    > finger print without creating a new user id for Windows XP, is that
    > true? I would prefer that the fingerprint reader's driver recognize
    > the passwords that belong to a given finger print and bring those
    > up/fill them in at the relevant web site. Is that possible?
    >
    > Thank you,
    >
    > Mike
    >
  3. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.security_admin (More info?)

    Thank you for your help.

    Mike

    "Steve Riley [MSFT]" wrote:

    > Each Windows user account has only one password store. When you visit a web
    > site and swipe your finger, that action is really opening the password store
    > for your account and providing the correct password for that site.
    >
    > To have multiple password stores, you'll need to start using multiple user
    > accounts.
    >
    > Steve Riley
    > steriley@microsoft.com
    >
    >
    >
    > > Hello,
    > >
    > > I have the MS fingerprint reader hooked up to a XP Pro machine. I
    > > have the machine set up so that a single user is always logged in
    > > automaticaly. I have registered my finger print and the device works.
    > > Now I would like for my wife to use the fingerprint reader as well.
    > > This is where I run into problems. It appears that my fingerprint is
    > > attached to the XP user ID we are using and she can't register her
    > > finger print without creating a new user id for Windows XP, is that
    > > true? I would prefer that the fingerprint reader's driver recognize
    > > the passwords that belong to a given finger print and bring those
    > > up/fill them in at the relevant web site. Is that possible?
    > >
    > > Thank you,
    > >
    > > Mike
    > >
    >
    >
    >
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