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.