Configuring Security

Select the Startup Password Location

For security purposes, KMS does not start upon computer startup. Instead, a unique password must be supplied each time you start KMS. During KMS installation, the Key Management Service Information screen requests you to select one of two options for storing this password. The options are described below.

Note   This password is only used at service startup, and should not be confused with administrator passwords.

The KMS Startup Password is intended to prevent unauthorized access to the encrypted key database. You have a choice between having the startup password displayed on screen so it can be written down, or written directly to a disk.

To choose the KMS Startup Password location:

  1. Run Microsoft Exchange 2000 Installation Wizard. Select KMS for installation.
  2. On the Key Management Service Information screen, choose one of the following:
  3. Click Next.

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Change the KMS Startup Password