If the login option is missing in the Hyper-V Enhanced Session mode, you can follow this guide to get it back. It is pretty common when you turn on the Enhanced Session mode on Hyper-V, as it may disable the login screen due to security concerns. That is why you need to disable the Enhanced Session mode temporarily to get the login screen back.
Hyper-V Enhanced Session Login option is missing
If Hyper-V Enhanced Session login option is missing on your Windows 11/10 computer, follow these steps to enable it:
- Start the Virtual machine in Hyper-V.
- Click on the View button.
- Uncheck the Enhanced session option.
- Open Windows Settings.
- Go to Accounts > Sign-in options.
- Toggle the For improved security, only Windows Hello Sign-in for Microsoft accounts on this device (Recommended) button to turn it off.
- Click on View > Enhanced session.
- Restart the virtual machine.
To learn more about these steps in detail, keep reading.
First, you need to disable the Enhanced session mode so that you can start using mouse as usual. For that, start the virtual machine in Hyper-V. Once it is started, click on the View button visible in the top menu and unselect the Enhanced session option.
It will disable the Enhanced Session mode after the restart. Once done, press Win+I to open the Windows Settings panel in the virtual OS. Next, go to the Accounts section and click on the Sign-in options menu.
Here you can find an option called For improved security, only Windows Hello Sign-in for Microsoft accounts on this device (Recommended). By default, it is turned on in Windows 11. You need to toggle the respective button to turn it off.
By doing so, you are allowing your Windows 11 computer to use any sign-in method instead of using only Windows Hello. As RDP or Enhanced Session mode is there, Windows Hello might not work all the time, and that is why the login screen may come out blank.
Once you have disabled the Windows Hello sign-in method, you can re-enable Enhanced Session mode. For that, again click on the View button visible in the top menu bar of your Hyper-V manager and select the Enhanced session option.
Next, you need to restart your virtual machine. Once done, you will be able to login to your virtual machine without any issues.
I hope it helped!
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How do I enable Enhanced Session?
To enable Enhanced Session on Hyper-V, you need to turn the feature on from the virtual machine settings panel. For that, open the Hyper-V Settings wizard and go to the Enhanced Session Mode section. Here you can find an option called Use enhanced session mode. You need to tick this checkbox and click the OK button. Next, you can restart the virtual machine and click on View > Enhanced session.
Read: How to enable Hyper-V Enhanced Session in Windows 11
How do I enable Hyper-V Remote Management?
To enable Hyper-V Remote Management, you must turn on Enhanced Session. That said, Enhanced Session is responsible for turning on the RDP or Remote Desktop Protocol on Hyper-V. If you want to enable it, you can go through the aforementioned steps to get the job done.