manage-bde tpm

Applies to: Windows Server 2022, Windows Server 2019, Windows Server 2016, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2012

Configures the computer's Trusted Platform Module (TPM).

Syntax

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

Parameters

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.

Examples

To turn on the TPM, type:

manage-bde  tpm -turnon

To take ownership of the TPM and set the owner password to 0wnerP@ss, type:

manage-bde  tpm  takeownership 0wnerP@ss

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