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Manage-bde: tpm

Published: April 17, 2012

Updated: August 21, 2013

Applies To: Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2

ImportantImportant
This command is not supported for use on computers running Windows 8, Windows Server 2012 or later operating systems. For those computers, you can use the TPM Management cmdlets for Windows PowerShell.

If you are using this command on computer running Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008, you can still configure the computer's Trusted Platform Module (TPM) using this command. For examples of how this command can be used, see Examples.

manage-bde -tpm [-turnon] [-takeownership <OwnerPassword>] [-computername <Name>] [{-?|/?}] [{-help|-h}]

 

Parameter Description

-turnon

Enables and activates the TPM, allowing the TPM owner password to be set. You can also use -t as an abbreviated version of this command.

-takeownership

Takes ownership of the TPM by setting an owner password. You can also use -o as an abbreviated version of this command.

<OwnerPassword>

Represents the owner password that you specify for the TPM.

-computername

Specifies that Manage-bde.exe will be used to modify BitLocker protection on a different computer. You can also use -cn as an abbreviated version of this command.

<Name>

Represents the name of the computer on which to modify BitLocker protection. Accepted values include the computer's NetBIOS name and the computer's IP address.

-? or /?

Displays brief Help at the command prompt.

-help or -h

Displays complete Help at the command prompt.

The following example illustrates using the -tpm command to turn on the TPM.

manage-bde –tpm -turnon

The following example illustrates using the –tpm command to take ownership of the TPM and set the owner password to 0wnerP@ss.

manage-bde –tpm –takeownership 0wnerP@ss

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