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Use a hardware security device

A Trusted Platform Module (TPM) provides additional security benefits over software because data stored within it cannot be used on other devices.If you enable this policy setting only devices with a usable TPM provision Microsoft Passport for Work.If you disable this policy setting all devices provision Microsoft Passport for Work using software even if there is a usable TPM.If you do not configure this policy setting all devices provision Microsoft Passport for Work using software if the TPM is non-functional or unavailable.


    The policy is located under of Local Group Policy Editor.

Additional Information

  1. Registry path is:

    HKLM -> SOFTWARE -> Policies -> Microsoft -> PassportForWork!RequireSecurityDevice

  2. The Administrative Template path is:

    Windows Components -> Microsoft Passport for Work

Notes

* Making mistakes while changing registry values can affect your system adversely. We recommend you to create a System Restore point before making registry manipulation. If you're new to Registry Editor, read this beginner's guide.
** To locate the registry and administrative template path, checkout beginner's guide.
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