This guide will run through how to remotely turn on and activate TPM in the BIOS on a Dell PC using the Dell Client Configuration ToolKit

Setup

First we need to install the Dell Client Configuration Toolkit (CCTK) on the target system.

To do this:

  1. Log onto the target system via RDP
  2. Grab the CCTK MSI file
  3. Install the CCTK onto the target system

Making Configuration Changes

On the target system:

  1. Log onto the target system via RDP
  2. Open up a Command Prompt
  3. Navigate to: C:\Program Files\Dell\CCTK\
    1. If you’re running 32-bit OS, go into X86 folder
    2. If you’re running 64-bit OS go into X86_64 folder
    3. From here, run the relevant command…
    4. To enable and activate TPM on the target system:
      1. cctk --tpm=on
      2. cctk --tpmactivation=activate
    5. Reboot, and TPM will be enabled

Bootnote

This process was tested and confirmed working on a Dell Latitude E6410 running Windows 7 32-bit. Let us know in the comments if it works for you too! 🙂

More Resources

There’s a page from Dell which covers more background here: http://www.delltechcenter.com/page/Dell+Client+Configuration+Toolkit

Written by Phil Wiffen

Phil is an IT Professional working in Cambridge, England. He generally blogs about useful solutions that he comes across in his work/play.

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