Reply To: Encryption for laptops

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AvatarEva Tyler
Moderator

Hi Kason,

Thanks for reaching out to us.

Trusted Platform Module is a microchip added to the machine that runs an authentication check on PC’s hardware, software, and firmware. However, BitLocker encryption is also possible on systems that do not have a TPM, but the user will be prompted to plug in the BitLocker USB key every time the system boots.

Please note that Bitlocker is supported on Windows 10 Pro (v1809+), Enterprise, and Education editions.
There are 3 methods by which you can check if your device has a compatible TPM:

Method 1 
Press Win+R and open Run > Type tpm.msc > Click OK to open the TPM Management snap-in console.
It will show whether your device has a compatible TPM or not.

Method 2 
Press Win+R and open Run > Type tpm.msc > Click OK to open the Device Manager.
Check to see if you have Security devices listed. If yes, expand Security devices to see if you can see a TPM with its version number.

Method 3 
Beginning with Windows 10, version 1803, you can check TPM status in Windows Defender Security Center > Device Security > Security processor details.

Check out the help link to know more on the same: https://www.hexnode.com/mobile-device-management/help/how-to-manage-bitlocker-with-hexnode-mdm/ 

Cheers,
Eva Tyler
Hexnode MDM