PowerTip: Use PowerShell to get information about TPM

by Mitch Tulloch [Published on 22 Jan. 2014 / Last Updated on 22 Jan. 2014]

How to use Windows PowerShell to get status information about the Trusted Platform Module (TPM).

Here's a tip from my colleague Ed Wilson (the Microsoft Scripting Guy) about how to use Windows PowerShell to get status information about the Trusted Platform Module (TPM).

Question: You want to find out if Trusted Platform Module (TPM) is present, ready and enabled. How can you do this with a single command using Windows PowerShell?

Answer: Open Windows PowerShell with admin rights, and use the Get_TPM cmdlet. This command appears here:

PS C:\> Get-TPM 

Mitch Tulloch is a nine-time recipient of the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) award and a widely recognized expert on Windows administration, deployment and virtualization.  For more information see http://www.mtit.com.

Ed Wilson is the bestselling author of eight books about Windows Scripting, including Windows PowerShell 3.0 Step by Step, and Windows PowerShell 3.0 First Steps. He writes a daily blog about Windows PowerShell call Hey, Scripting Guy! that is hosted on the Microsoft TechNet Script Center; for more PowerTips check out the Hey, Scripting Guy! blog.

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Mitch Tulloch is a well-known expert on Windows Server administration and cloud computing technologies. He has published over a thousand articles on information technology topics and has written, contributed to or been series editor for over 50 books.

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