Configuring Security

Change the KMS Startup Password

It is possible to change the KMS Startup Password in Exchange 2000. This is the password that must be supplied each time KMS is started.

This feature enables you to change the Startup Password location that you chose during KMS installation. For example, if you chose to write down your Startup Password when you installed KMS, you can use this procedure to keep it on a floppy disk instead.

Note   After you create a new Startup Password, previous passwords will not be valid.

To change the KMS Startup Password:

  1. Start System Manager
    On the Start menu, point to Programs, point to Microsoft Exchange, and then click System Manager.
  2. In the console tree, click Advanced Security.
  3. In the details pane, right-click Key Manager, point to All Tasks, and then click Change Startup Password.
  4. In the Key Management Service Login dialog box, type your password, and then click OK. The default password is password.

    Note   You will have to re-type your password each time you try to perform a task, or click a tab in the Key Manager Properties dialog box.

  5. In Change Startup Password, you can choose one of the following locations for your new Startup Password:

Note   In order for the new Startup Password to take effect, you may need to stop and restart KMS.

Related Topics

Start and Stop KMS