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Event ID 3 — TPM Driver Operation

Updated: December 16, 2008

Applies To: Windows Server 2008 R2


This version of Windows includes a device driver that allows the TPM Base Service (TBS) to communicate with and share the use of a Trusted Platform Module chip in the computer. Any failures in communication with the TPM or unexpected results cause the TPM driver or the TBS to log event messages.

Note: The BitLocker Drive Encryption feature uses the TPM by default.

Event Details

Product: Windows Operating System
ID: 3
Source: TPM
Version: 6.1
Message: The TPM had been seized after the activeLocality bit had been set.


This is a normal condition. No further action is required.

Related Management Information

TPM Driver Operation

Core Security

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