I'm building a server for home for document archival. Of course, for security reasons, I want the server to encrypt its main drives as well as be able to boot up without requiring a password so family can access it when I'm not there. So, Windows Server 2008 + Bitlocker fits this purpose perfectly.
Enter the horror story. I cannot, for the life of me, find any way to find motherboards that have a TPM 1.2 chip on them. I searched Google, inconclusive (because the details on the board are so vague, I can't tell if the motherboard explicitly has this feature or not.) I checked out Intel's motherboards, and the several they touted with this functionality, when I hit various places like Newegg, they stated they were discontinued. Same with Tiger Direct.
Meh, I'm missing something, and its probably something very stupid.