Start TPM Management

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. To start TPM Management as a stand-alone console, you can use Windows Explorer or a command line.

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

To start the TPM Management console by using Windows Explorer

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

  2. In the Open text box, type tpm.msc, and then press Enter.

  3. If the User Account Control dialog box appears, confirm that the action it displays is what you want, and then click Continue.

To start the TPM Management console by using a command line:

  • At a command prompt, type tpm.msc and press Enter.

Additional considerations

  • You can configure your own Microsoft Management Console (MMC) that includes TPM Management as part of that console. For more information, refer to "Additional references" in this topic.

  • Depending on the configuration of your computer, the User Account Control prompt may or may not 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.

Additional references