To Reset the Private Key Password

Updated: June 1, 2008

Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2

To perform this procedure, you must be logged on locally to the administration Web site with a domain user account that is a member of the Administrators group. As a security best practice, consider using Run as to perform this procedure.

Resetting the Private Key Password

To Reset the Private Key Password

  1. Log on to computer with a user account that is a member of the local Administrators group.

  2. Click Start, point to All Programs, point to Windows RMS, and then click Windows RMS Administration to open the Global Administration page.

  3. Next to the Web site on which you want to reset the private key password, click Administer RMS on this Web site.

  4. In the Administration links area, click Security settings.

  5. In the Password reset area, type the new private key password in New private key protection password,, type the new password again to confirm that it was typed correctly, and then click Reset password.

For more information about performing this procedure, see "Resetting the Private Key Password" earlier in this subject.

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