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Unread 30-10-2007, 08:07 PM   #1
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TPM and Bit Locker

Hi

How do I establish if my system has a TPM on the mboard for use with bit
locker

Thanks

Ricken


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Unread 01-11-2007, 05:01 AM   #2
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RE: TPM and Bit Locker

Many systems ship with them disabled in the BIOS. The first thing you should
do, however, is check in Device Manager. To do that, take these steps:

1. Click the Window button
2. In the search box type "compmgmt.msc" and hit enter
3. Click on "Device Manager"
4. If you see a Trusted Platforms Modules entry, expand it, right-click the
entry under it, select Properties, and verify the version. The computer must
have a TPM v.1.2 to use BitLocker with a TPM.

Assuming there is no Trusted Platforms Modules entry, restart the computer
and enter the BIOS (also called setup). Many computers ship with them
disabled. Dell, for instance, does. They are usually on the security tab in
the BIOS setup.

Dells Latitude Dx20 and Dx30 series all have a compatible TPM chip, and they
all have it turned off by default. Lenovo's Thinkpad T and X series also have
them, although Lenovo seems to treat it as the ugly stepchild they do their
best to ensure nobody knows about. HP has them too in some machines.

There is a great listing of computers with TPM chips in them at
http://www.wave.com/products/TPM_Matrix.html

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Your question may already be answered in Windows Vista Security:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/047...otectyourwi-20


"Me" wrote:

> Hi
>
> How do I establish if my system has a TPM on the mboard for use with bit
> locker
>
> Thanks
>
> Ricken
>
>

 
Unread 01-11-2007, 06:01 AM   #3
Jesper
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RE: TPM and Bit Locker

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Sorry, one small error in the below. The entry in Device Manager is called
"Security Devices". I was operating from memory and got it wrong.

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Your question may already be answered in Windows Vista Security:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/047...otectyourwi-20


"Jesper" wrote:

> Many systems ship with them disabled in the BIOS. The first thing you should
> do, however, is check in Device Manager. To do that, take these steps:
>
> 1. Click the Window button
> 2. In the search box type "compmgmt.msc" and hit enter
> 3. Click on "Device Manager"
> 4. If you see a Trusted Platforms Modules entry, expand it, right-click the
> entry under it, select Properties, and verify the version. The computer must
> have a TPM v.1.2 to use BitLocker with a TPM.
>
> Assuming there is no Trusted Platforms Modules entry, restart the computer
> and enter the BIOS (also called setup). Many computers ship with them
> disabled. Dell, for instance, does. They are usually on the security tab in
> the BIOS setup.
>
> Dells Latitude Dx20 and Dx30 series all have a compatible TPM chip, and they
> all have it turned off by default. Lenovo's Thinkpad T and X series also have
> them, although Lenovo seems to treat it as the ugly stepchild they do their
> best to ensure nobody knows about. HP has them too in some machines.
>
> There is a great listing of computers with TPM chips in them at
> http://www.wave.com/products/TPM_Matrix.html
>
> ---
> Your question may already be answered in Windows Vista Security:
> http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/047...otectyourwi-20
>
>
> "Me" wrote:
>
> > Hi
> >
> > How do I establish if my system has a TPM on the mboard for use with bit
> > locker
> >
> > Thanks
> >
> > Ricken
> >
> >


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