When enabling on troubleshooting Bitlocker on a machine, it is important to check if the operating system found the TPM chip (TPM enabled) and is able to work with it (TPM owned).

Whether the TPM chip is enabled, you can check in BIOS, but it is far more comfortable to check the setting from within the running OS. All this can be found in the Windows GUI tool called tpm.msc – but sometime you don’t have access to the GUI and need console output.

There are multiple ways of getting this info (for example you can also use the manage-bde commands), but I like the Powershell one the most:

Powershell Get-WmiObject -Namespace root/cimv2/security/microsofttpm -Class Win32_TPM | select-object IsActivated_InitialValue,IsEnabled_InitialValue