Add the TPM Management snap-in to MMC

Applies To: Windows Server 2008

The TPM Management console is a Microsoft Management Console (MMC) snap-in. You can run the TPM Management console as a stand-alone console, or add it to any MMC.

Membership in the local Administrators group, or equivalent, is the minimum required to complete this procedure.

Add the TPM Management snap-in to MMC

  1. Click Start, click All Programs, click Accessories, then click Run.

  2. In the Open text box, type mmc and press Enter.

  3. If a User Account Control prompt appears, verify the information presented, and then provide the requested permission or credentials.

  4. On the File menu, click Add/Remove Snap-in.

  5. In the Available snap-ins list box, click TPM Management, then click Add.

  6. In the Select Computer dialog box, click Local computer.


You can also use this method to manage the TPM on a remote computer.

  1. Click OK, and then click OK again.

Additional considerations

  • Depending on the configuration of your computer, the User Account Control prompt may appear. It will not appear if you are logged on with the built-in Administrator account (the local Administrator account is disabled by default in this version of Windows).

  • If User Account Control is enabled it can be configured to allow non-administrators to enter the credentials of an administrator to complete administrative tasks without being a member of the Administrators group.

  • By default, members of the local group Administrators have sufficient rights and privileges to complete this task. In your environment, security may be managed such that non-administrators have additional rights.