Enable TPM inventory

So a couple of weeks ago I wrote a post on how to verify that your computers are running UEFI and SecureBoot (read here). After that there was a post on the importance of staying supported with up to date hardware (read that here). As a follow up to both of them there is another part that should be monitored as we move deeper into to Windows as a Service. This becomes especially true when we look at todays security landscape and the need to enable all of the new security features.

Some of these new features requires TPM and furthermore some require TPM 2.0. Now this can be inventoried using tools like Microsoft Endpoint Manager. The issue here is that by default ConfigMgr only inventory information about if TPM is present, enabled and owned. It does not keep track of TPM spec version.

So this will be a quick fix! Open up your client settings that targets your workstations and laptops and make sure to enable the TPM spec version. Check out the hardware inventory page and the classes part. If you do a quick search for TPM you will find that spec version is not check. So go ahead and check that. Watch the inventory data flow in and make decisions based on it!

TPM

Happy deployments!

/Peter

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