How to Remotely enable TPM in the BIOS on a Dell PC

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

How to get the Outlook Social Connector in MSI format

If you need to Deploy the Outlook Social Connector via GPSI, you’ll need to get your hands on the MSI files.

To do so, follow these instructions…

  1. Download the OSC file from Microsoft
  2. Run the following command from a command prompt: outlooksocialconnector-x86-en-us.exe /extract:C:\osc\
  3. This will extract the msi files to c:\osc\
  4. You can then use the MSI file to deploy OSC! 🙂

If you want to integrate the MSP Patch files are well, just do this:

  1. msiexec /p c:\osc\osc-x-none-en-us.msp /a \\yourserver\share\osc.msi
  2. msiexec /p c:\osc\oscintl-en-us.msp /a \\yourserver\share\osc.msi

Then you’ll be deploying the MSI fully patched 🙂