This is the built-in help made by Microsoft for the command 'Initialize-Tpm', in PowerShell version 5 - as retrieved from
Windows version 'Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard' PowerShell help files on 2016-06-23.
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Performs part of the provisioning process for a TPM.
Initialize-Tpm [[-AllowClear]] [[-AllowPhysicalPresence]] [<CommonParameters>]
The Initialize-Tpm cmdlet performs part of the provisioning process for a Trusted Platform Module (TPM). Provisioning is the process of preparing a TPM to be used. You may
need to perform other steps to fully provision a TPM.
For more information on TPM, see the Trusted Platform Module Technology Overview in the Technet library at http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj131725.aspx.
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Example 1: Initialize a TPM
PS C:\> Initialize-Tpm -ForceClearAllowed -PhysicalPresenceAllowed
TpmReady : False
RestartRequired : True
ShutdownRequired : False
ClearRequired : True
PhysicalPresenceRequired : True
This command initializes a TPM. The ForceClearAllowed parameter means that the owner authorization value needs to be imported or reset in order for provisioning to continue.
The PhysicalPresenceAllowed parameter means that a user must be present during a restart to continue the process.
The cmdlet returns an object with information about the state of the provisioning process.