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.
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.
On the Key Management Service Information screen, choose
one of the following:
Manual password entry. This is the default, and is the
more secure option. To display the password on the screen, once and
only once, click Next. You must write it down and keep it in
a secure place. When KMS has been installed, you will be prompted
to type this password in order to start KMS. If you lose this
password, you will not be able to start KMS.
Read password from disk. This option requires at least
one removable floppy disk. With this option you also create a
backup copy of the password. You should put both master and backup
on floppy disks and store the disks in a secure place. To choose
this option, click Next, and then type the paths to the
master and backup disks. When KMS has been installed, the disk will
have to be inserted or available before you can start KMS.